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Band Allegedly Drop Off Amity Affliction Tour Due To Size Of Name On Tour Poster

Written by Laura English on November 9, 2018

There’s been some drama in the heavy scene following the announcement of The Amity Affliction and Senses Fail‘s co-headlining North American tour, which is set to kick off in early 2019.

The ‘Misery Will Find You Tour’ featured both Bad Omens and Belmont as support acts, but today news broke that Bad Omens have pulled out of the tour, allegedly because of their place on the official tour poster.

In a statement, the band said, “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.”

Senses Fail announced the news via Twitter, saying, “We have to let you know that Bad Omens have pulled out of this tour.

“They were unhappy about the size of their name on the artwork and felt the need to pull out the day after we announced the tour.”

Fans have shown disappointment in all sides of the debate, with one saying, “Idk what’s worse, the fact that Bad Omens dropped off a support tour because their name wasn’t big enough on the tour flier (lol it was big enough, it’s not their tour) or the bullying and unprofessional way that The Amity Affliction and Senses Fail are handling it.”

The Amity Affliction’s Ahren Stringer weighed in on this, saying, “People really want to believe there’s more to this situation but I’m telling you it’s really that simple. Bad Omens pulled out of our tour because of the size of their name on the poster. This is not a conspiracy.”

Ash Avildsen, the founder of Sumerian Records — Bad Omens’ label — retaliated to the mess, tweeting, “Older bands bullying younger bands, both privately in deal points and publicly on the internet. cool story guys. take notes from the movie business- bullying people in the industry will no longer be tolerated-no matter who your manager or agent is, or how ‘powerful’ you are.”

Bad Omens characterised their decision to leave the tour as “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,” they said.

“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.”

The statement came with the release of a tongue-in-cheek new merch item, dubbed the “tiny logo tee”.

See the posts in full as well as the tour poster below.

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