Bad Omens have spoked in a public statement made via their social media platforms regarding their departure from the forthcoming ‘Misery Will Find You’ Tour which is Senses Fail and The Amity Affliction’s co-headlining tour happening throughout the winter.
Earlier, we reported that Bad Omens dropped off the tour due to them being “unhappy with the size of their name on the [tour] artwork,” in which Senses Fail and The Amity Affliction both posted to their social media platforms and can be read, HERE.
Bad Omens are now responding to Senses Fail’s statement regarding their decisions to depart from the tour, as well as releasing a new t-shirt design inspired by the alleged reasoning. You can pick up and check out the t-shirt, HERE. In the statement, Bad Omens tell fans that the terms of their deal negotiated prior to the tour announcement, were not honored. Bad Omens says, “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.” Their requests to reduce the issues were unfortunately not addressed which ultimately caused their drop off from the tour.
Read the full statement below:
“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. Nonetheless, 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. We hope you enjoy our new shirt design. Go to badomensofficial.com for upcoming tour dates.”
— ??? ????? (@badomenscult) November 8, 2018
See more about the upcoming ‘Misery Will Find You’ Tour: HERE.