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Mumford & Sons

Booted from ATL Strip Club

9/12/2013 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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... it's one of the biggest strip club rules there is (after "no touching") ... and folk band Mumford & Sons allegedly violated it big time in Atlanta Tuesday night -- resulting in the entire group getting the boot.

Here's how it started: the band had just performed at ATL's Centennial Olympic Park and decided to hit up the famous Clermont Lounge to celebrate. It was karaoke night, and we're told band member Ben Lovett took the stage to belt out a few tunes.

According to strip club sources, Ben's bandmates decided to document the occasion with their camera phones, and strip club officials freaked out, demanding they put their phones away (per the club's strict rules).

We're told the DJ had to lower the music several times to ask the band members to put their cameras away, and that really pissed off Ben ... who loudly accused the DJ of ruining his song.

Our sources say the other band members chimed in at that point, cursing out the strip club staff -- so the club manager kicked the whole group out.

TMZ has obtained grainy video shot in the wake of the incident, in which you can hear a strip club employee shout, "Everybody out! Go go go!" It's pretty nuts. We called a rep for the band for comment -- so far, no word back.

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2:34 PM PT -- Turns out it WASN'T Ben who was on stage when hell broke loose, it was WINSTON. All those English people look the same.

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94 COMMENTS

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31.

Katie    

Aren't they supposed to be really religious? I don't think Jesus approves of strip clubs, or getting kicked out of them for being drunken idiots.

301 days ago
32.

real     

Five years from now no one will remember who they were.

301 days ago
33.

Bernard    

Claremont Lounge is not a real "Strip Club". It's a dive bar with no a/c that doesn't take credit cards that just so happens to have old gross women dancing on the bars and stage taking their clothes off.

301 days ago
34.

B    

The only thing dumber than this being in print is me reading it.

301 days ago
35.

Rob    

A string band from England touring the South, Is carrying coal to New Castle

301 days ago
36.

Nigel Mayer    

What a **** ****ing video. Tmz why even bother with this. I want that 40 seconds of my life back

301 days ago
37.

Southpaw    

I like this band. I hope they don't begin a path of destruction; they're young so, of course, it can happen. This is the kind of press you don't want, guys! Sidenote: love Mumford's voice.

301 days ago
38.

Jay Love    

I have never heard of these guys, but they are a weird looking lot if I have ever seen one? they might need to go to a titty bar as I doubt these guys could get laid otherwise?

301 days ago
39.

FletchGuy    

You have 4 douchey dorks who have an accordian player in the band breaking rules. Out they go is right they dont bring anything as far as an attraction for more customers so i would have asked them to leave way earlier.

301 days ago
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Cali Q    

Stupid hipsters. They go to a strip club to make it all about themselves, trying to take the attention from the girls by performing for dollars themselves. And to top it off, they were trying to have recorded evidence of this douce behavior. Lost respect for them.

301 days ago
41.

Ray8    

To get thrown out of a dump located in the basement of a condemned hotel? They mus have really been acting up!

301 days ago
42.

J.E.B.    

Some of these cutesy boy band members think they're above the law and touching the girls at a strip club is okay. WRONG! The rules apply to everybody, idiots.

301 days ago
43.

Tarington    

Maybe across the pond, where most are from, strip clubs don't have strict rules like no camera/photos allowed like in Atlanta (& most other cities/states), but if the Mums didn't realize, they are IN AMERICA and we have rules, exotic entertainment businesses are some of the most strict re their clubs. So next time unless the Mums want to get their a$$es kicked by bouncers I would suggest not pulling a stunt like that again.

301 days ago
44.

Lsap    

Karaoke? Sounds like busking to me. That's triflin

301 days ago
45.

Tom    

Dummies...they should have taken them in the V.I.P. room and got full service...

301 days ago
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