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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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46.

Dkom    

Wow TMZ. If all English people look yhe same then all Americans are dumb as nails

349 days ago
47.

Cjh8819    

LOL apparently they didn't feel too bad about it, I saw them in SC the next night and the drummer from The Vaccines (opening act) was wearing a Clermount Lounge t-shirt.

349 days ago
48.

Benny    

Apparently you clowns haven't been to a strip club in over a decade. Touching is the norm now in most clubs.

349 days ago
49.

Cheech    

OMG!! R U Kidding me,,, this shows you, If you're a dork and a hillbilly,,, no matter what money you come across your still a dork and a hillbilly...Country guys stay country n away from the city girols cuz you don't know how to act!!!! lmao

349 days ago
50.

HillbillyHell    

America rules!!

349 days ago
51.

HillbillyHell    

The U.S.A. has the best strip clubs in North America.

349 days ago
52.

Wesley Coffey    

Not quite as bad as a Nam Vet getting kicked of a airplane because he had his service dog with him.

349 days ago
53.

LLfan    

There's nothing to report. A bunch of guys who think they are the exception to the rules got booted out of a club. Play by the rules and you wouldn't have gotten tossed. I'm so sick of hearing about celeberties not wanting to play by the rules then try to make a story out of it. Rules are rules...you are no exception. There's a thousand other karaoke bars that could give a sh*t less if you record. Go to one of them.

348 days ago
54.

donna adams    

I love the Mumfords. Their music want one to dance around.

348 days ago
55.

Geddylea    

I worked in an expensive restaurant with lots of British customers. Several times they would refuse to pay the included gratuity even though they knew the policy ahead of time. Sorry to say but our American guest never did this. Not tipping on such a large check hurts many people, not just the server..fyi

348 days ago
56.

Pondscum    

Chaotic aftermath? TMZ, you guys are getting a little out of hand with the titles of your stories! All you see is the back of somebody's gay-ass shirt, and a little crowd noise with a couple of expletives thrown in! Tell it like it is, instead of trying to blow it up into something it's not! You're getting as bad as Fishwrapper!!!

348 days ago
57.

Yakisaki    

Yo as an ATLien this place is pretty unique. Getting kicked out of a place where "strippers go to die" is pretty classy.

348 days ago
58.

Chris    

Wow you all must be saints then! I'm sorry, I keep reading comments like, "the rules are for everybody" and "bunch of whiney rich brits who think they're better than..." and I just cant help but think of how many times the people who posted those comments have broken the "rules" at various places on various occasions. I'm also sorry that TMZ isn't there to do***ent your non-famous a^% in order to uncover your hypocrisy. You've got my vote Mumford & Sons!

347 days ago
59.

Alice G.    

Wow..that video was definitive evidence**huge eye roll* you couldn't make out a single member of the band

338 days ago
60.

Yo Mama's Big Fat Booty Band    

We filmed inside the Clermont without getting kicked out? Wanna see???
http://youtu.be/YkWnWnxM2dc

336 days ago
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