NEWS: The Killers to investigate tour misconduct allegations!

Credit: Olivia Bee

Las Vegas rock band The Killers are said to begin investigating allegations of sexual misconduct that are said to have occurred on one of their tours.

The allegations recently surfaced on Twitter by a user who was reportedly a sound engineer on a former tour, tweeting a link to a blog post on July 22nd 2020 before retweeting it again on July 28th 2020.

In the blog post, the accuser outlines their experience on a former tour along with a number of sexual misconduct allegations, with one instance referring to an unidentified woman referred to “Dressing Room A” which they state occurred at The Eagles Ballroom at the Rave in Milwaukee.

The blog post also doesn’t refer to any of the accused explicitly, but refers to a Front of House engineer, stagehands, and band members which are assumed to be of The Killers‘ touring band at the time due to no members being implicated.

Since the allegations surfaced, in a report published on BBC News, a legal representative for the band has issued the following statement on their behalf.

“First and foremost, any allegations of inappropriate behaviour by anyone on The Killers touring team are taken extremely seriously by the band and their management.

This person’s story is appalling and, while The Killers do not have the same touring crew in 2020 that they had earlier in their career, they will be conducting a thorough investigation into past and present tour staff.

Their legal team will be reaching out to this person for more information and clarity on the alleged incidents as detailed, as well as to the audio vendor who provided crew for the tour.

The band are astonished and shocked by these claims. The behaviour attributed to them and their crew is unrecognisable and in direct opposition to the principles with which they run their workplace.”

For those who are facing or who are survivors of sexual abuse, harassment and misconduct, more help and support can be found below.

NHS: www.nhs.uk
Safeline: www.safeline.org.uk
SOSAA: www.sosaa.org.uk
A Voice For The Innocent: www.avoicefortheinnocent.org
RAINN: www.rainn.org
Mind: www.mind.org.uk
Survivors: www.survivorsuk.org
The Survivors Trust: www.thesurvivorstrust.org
Citizens Advice: www.citizensadvice.org.uk