After being removed from Good Charlotte‘s UK/European tour line-up earlier today, which takes place in February, Moose Blood have now spoken out with a further statement which hints at some form of hiatus.
You can read more about Good Charlotte‘s removing of Moose Blood from the tour line-up here.
Moose Blood have been removed from a number of tour line-ups throughout the year after allegations surfaced related to stealing and distributing unsolicited photographs from a woman’s phone.
You can read more about these allegations, along with the band’s statement addressing them, in our initial report (here).
In their statement, Moose Blood imply that they’re to initiate an indefinite hiatus – possibly even a break up – in that they “need to step away” and “concentrate on all the good we have in our lives without constant concern of what may happen next.”
You can read their full statement below.
“It breaks our hearts to have to write this but it’s something we need to talk about. We feel as though we can’t stay quiet about this any longer.
We have been condemned in the absence of fact off the back of serious false allegations, and a situation concerning our former drummer. We are genuine, decent human beings who work hard at something we love. We take slight comfort in knowing that the people who do actually know us, knows this to be true. Rumours have escalated beyond belief and it makes us sick to our stomachs that we have been very wrongly labelled with these horrendous, incorrect terms. If certain people actually did their research and knew one ounce of truth about the situation then we would not be in this position. You can’t wrongly label innocent people. Your words have very real effects and consequences. You are part of the problem and the reason why social media can be such a toxic place.
It has been a traumatic past year or so that has left us feeling like we need to step away. We need to concentrate on all the good we have in our lives without constant concern of what may happen next. We need to be around the people we love, and the people that love us, and focus on our health and happiness.
To everybody that has supported us, stood by us, and spoken out on our behalf, we thank you and appreciate you more than you’ll ever know.
You’ll never know the battles people may have going on personally, so please think twice before you try to destroy someone over the internet. Actually consider the words you use and actions you take.
Take care of each other.
Let love win.
At the time of writing, though it is implied in the above statement, it has not been confirmed whether this is definitely a hiatus of some form, or indeed a break up of the band.
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