Canadian alternative metal band SPIRITBOX have officially announced that they will not be moving ahead with their recently revealed U.S. dates this summer with FALLING IN REVERSE, ICE NINE KILLS and more
The group’s decision to not join the run of dates comes after a wave of public uproar that has been directed at several of the opening bands announced for the tour.
The news isn’t too surprising among SPIRITBOX fans with the group deleting all mention of their involvement with the tour on their social media late last week. This came shortly after a number of comments made on social media which saw some fans opposing the prospect of ICE NINE KILLS, UNDEROATH and SPIRITBOX hitting the road with FALLING IN REVERSE.
The main issue seemed to be with FALLING IN REVERSE frontman Ronnie Radke, given his past allegedly problematic behavior and apparent opinions. CROWN THE EMPIRE‘s involvement in the upcoming tour also caused a controversial backlash, despite the band adamantly denying the abuse allegations made against their guitarist/vocalist Brandon Hoover.
In a brief statement issued today, (March 13th) the band wrote: “We have withdrawn from the 6 shows we were scheduled to perform on the Popular Monstour.”
SPIRITBOX were booked to appear on the run from July 22nd through to July 30th.
Outside of the FALLING IN REVERSE dates, the Canadian metal act are still hitting the road elsewhere throughout 2023.
The band have Australian dates lined up later this month, with a North American tour in April and May before they head off to Europe for shows leading into the summer. You can get all the band’s tour info at this location.
We have withdrawn from the 6 shows we were scheduled to perform on the Popular Monstour.
— Spiritbox (@spiritboxband) March 13, 2023
lowkey very upset that spiritbox are supporting falling in reverse when r*nnie r*adke has been openly transphobic amongst other things online. @spiritboxband love you guys but please do better /:
— tate (@R0TOSCOPE) March 7, 2023
So lemme get this right CTE have someone in the band who abused women. FIR have a vocalist who very openly supports this abuser. Then bands like INK and Spiritbox who are happy to support them on that tour? Absolute fuckin losers. https://t.co/RMoo1YLhMb
— orville tootenbacher (@___courtkneee) March 8, 2023