BAD OMENS Pulls Out of SENSES FAIL Tour, Allegedly Because of The Size of Their Name on Tour Artwork
I've heard of bands pulling out of tours for medical emergencies, for logistical reasons, for financial reasons, but this is certainly a new excuse.
Senses Fail revealed that their previously-announced co-headlining tour with The Amity Affliction, with support from Bad Omens and Belmont is now one band lighter. Bad Omens dropped off. And, according to Senses Fail, it's for one of the most trivial reasons ever.
They didn't like how "small" their name was on the tour flyers.
MISERY WILL FIND YOU TOUR UPDATE pic.twitter.com/nlgtoVNhi7
— Senses Fail (@SensesFail) November 8, 2018
For the record, here is the flyer:
Update: Bad Omens have released this statement in response to the accusations:
"We are always professional and respectful with the bands that we tour with. Anyone that's toured with us can attest to that. We are not a band that creates problems or ever finds itself involved in "drama". With that being said the last thing we wanted to do was make a big deal out of our departure from the tour with Senses Fail / Amity Affliction when announcing that we would no longer be on it. But due to both Senses Fail and The Amity Affliction's attempts to publicly drag our name in the mud along with all of the online bullying they've not only welcomed but encouraged – they've forced our hand.
"The terms of our deal to be the direct support act on this co-headline tour were negotiated prior to accepting the tour and they were not honored. Our team politely and professionally asked it to be honored before the tour was announced and they refused. Specific assets requested were neither sent or approved. After all of this and the tour still going live we did our best to remedy the situation to stay involved and we were met with total disrespect. At this point it was a matter of principle. We aren't going to be another young band that gets pushed around by older bands. Sorry if that doesn't work for you. This public shaming campaign the bands have created online is both ironic and symbolic to the situation, as well as confirmation we made the right choice by leaving this tour. I grew up listening to Senses Fail and I never imagined they would stimulate this kind of bullying or shaming over something so trivial – this unprofessional and ugly behavior is highly disappointing. None the less we wish the bands the best on their tour, and we apologize to anyone we've disappointed by dropping off the tour.
"Standing up for yourself in any type of relationship, whether business or personal, is something Bad Omens believes in. Sometimes that means people get upset, hence having to write this."
Here are the dates for the Senses Fail/The Amity Affliction tour:
01/04/2019 – Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues
01/05/2019 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
01/06/2019 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
01/08/2019 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
01/09/2019 – Houston, TX @ House Of Blues
01/11/2019 – New Orleans, LA @ The Joy Theater
01/12/2019 – Orlando, FL @ House Of Blues
01/13/2019 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
01/15/2019 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
01/16/2019 – Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
01/18/2019 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live
01/19/2019 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
01/20/2019 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
01/22/2019 – New York, NY @ Playstation Theater
01/24/2019 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
01/25/2019 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
01/26/2019 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
01/27/2019 – Cleveland, OH @ House Of Blues
01/29/2019 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
01/30/2019 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
02/01/2019 – Denver, CO @ Summit
02/02/2019 – Salt Lake City, UT @ The Complex
02/04/2019 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
02/05/2019 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
02/07/2019 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spaces
02/08/2019 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
02/09/2019 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent