Earlier today The Amity Affliction and Senses Fail both released a statement regarding opening band Bad Omens dropping off the upcoming co-headlining “Misery Will Find You Tour”. They allege that Bad Omens dropped off the tour simply due to the fact that their name was too small on the tour artwork.
From the beginning this seemed really weird and suspect. Now Bad Omens has released a statement on their end of things. According to a Facebook post on the bands page:
“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. None the less we wish the bands the best on their tour, and we apologize to anyone we’ve disappointed by dropping off the tour.”
This honestly seems more likely than the original post but take it for what you will.
In honor of this situation Bad Omens have released a new T-Shirt with very small print of their name.
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