NEWS: Brand New postpone November UK/Ireland tour following recent allegations!
November 13th, 2017
Following a series of allegations that came to light over the weekend and spread across social media, concerning frontman Jesse Lacey performing acts of sexual misconduct, New York based outfit Brand New have announced that they have now postponed their forthcoming tour dates this month in both the UK and Ireland.
The allegations first arose on Friday (November 10th 2017) via Facebook within a thread of posts started by guitar tech Brian Diaz, who in the past has worked for the likes of Guns N’ Roses and Fall Out Boy. You can read our full report, which includes a statement in response to the allegations by Lacey, to understand the full story (here).
The band announced the decision to postpone the dates via their Facebook profile earlier today, which can be read below.
As it states in the post, refunds for all purchased tickets are available from the original point of purchase.
The news also follows the announcement that the tour’s support acts, Martha and Kevin Devine, had decided to pull out of the run following the allegations. Devine was also enlisted to assist Brand New with their live set by providing additional guitars and backing vocals.
The tour was in support of the band’s latest record, ‘Science Fiction’, which was released back in August to critical acclaim through their own label, Procrastinate! Music Traitors.
The album was also intended to act as the band’s final full-length, with the now postponed dates highly speculated to be their final shows in both UK and Ireland.
More details surrounding this news, and if the band intend to reschedule the shows at all, will be confirmed as it develops.