Capsize have been removed from Blessthefall’s upcoming tour with Slaves and Glass Houses due to the sexual misconduct allegations made against Capsize‘s Nick Lopez and Daniel Wand. Blessthefall tweeted the following:
Earlier today, Capsize cancelled their immediate touring and removed guitarist Nick Lopez from their lineup following a sexual misconduct accusation. Now, more alleged victims have come forward with accusations against other members of the band, specifically vocalist Daniel Wand.
Here’s the band’s original statement:
“We are aware of the accusation surfaced last night about the band. The member that has been called out has been removed from our line up.
That being said, we are going to take some time to regroup and figure out how to move forward. Our upcoming tour is canceled. We hope everyone finds their own peace.”
Lopez also issued his own statement:
“Last year, I had what I thought at the time was a consensual interaction with a woman, until I heard last night that she felt I had pressured her into sex.
At first, I felt confused, because every interaction we had after the fact felt normal. After processing it for a moment, I understand that it is not my place to judge whether or not she felt pressured, and if there is any doubt in her mind then I must take her at her word.
At this time, I feel that I need to reevaluate what I know about communication and consent, and I should not have a platform to perform music professionally.
I’m so sorry for the pain I caused, and I know that I am not the victim here. There is no good way to apologize, but my regret is deep and real and I hope this is a learning moment for me. I will answer questions in my dm’s from friends.
Alternative Press also shared screenshots from Lopez’s alleged victim:
Various Twitter users have since accused Wand of sexual misconduct as well, including some who were between the ages of 16 and 17, while the singer was between the ages of 20 and 23:
The corresponding Twitter user also added:
“It’s saddening to come to the realization that there are people in this industry that will use their status to take advantage of their own fans. I urge everyone, especially those who are pre-teen to teen age, to be hazardous when meeting your idols. I met Daniel in person when I was 16, and I thought the world of him. Band members can seem flawless in every way hidden behind posters and lyrics, which paints the perfect image that they’ll automatically be the best person you ever meet, especially at a young, impressionable age. However, they are just humans. They’re another stranger. Protect yourselves.”
[via Alternative Press]
Capsize and Holding Absence have announced a European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.
03/08 Stuttgart, GER – Juha West
03/09 Nürnberg, GER – Hirsch
03/10 Leipzig, GER – Naumanns
03/11 Berlin, GER – Cassiopeia
03/12 Hamburg, GER – Hafenklang
03/14 Wien, AUT – Viper Room
03/15 Budapest, HUN – Dürer Kert
03/16 München, GER – Feierwerk
03/17 Oberhausen, GER – Kulttempel
03/18 Wiesbaden, GER – Schlachthof
03/19 Paris, FRA – L’International
03/20 Den Bosch, NET – W2
03/21 Southampton, UK – The Joiners
03/22 Birmingham, UK – The Flapper
03/23 Leeds, UK – The Key Club
03/24 Hull, UK – O’Riley’s
03/25 Glasgow, UK – Garage
03/27 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
03/28 Cardiff, UK – The Globe
03/29 London, UK – The Underworld
Capsize have premiered a new video for their song “Blind.“ You can check that out below:
Capsize have premiered a new video for their new song “Pain In Purpose.“ You can check that out below:
Capsize have premiered a new song titled “Blind.“ The track was produced by Matt Good (From First To Last) and it can be heard below:
In other news, the band have also announced tour with Thousand Below and Dead Lakes. Here’s the dates:
11/30 Murrieta, CA – The MSC Venue
12/01 Camarillo, CA – Rock City
12/02 Fresno, CA – Strummers
12/04 Portland, OR – Post 134
12/05 Seattle, WA – Funhouse @ El Corazon
12/06 Pocatello, ID – The Elks Lodge
12/07 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
12/08 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theatrer
12/09 Tempe, AZ – 51 West
Capsize have premiered a new video for their new song “Fragile.“ The track was produced by Matt Good (From First To Last) and vocalist Daniel Wand had the following to about it:
“This song talks about being mentally exhausted and emotionally defeated by something or someone, hitting breaking points, but not being able to let go or give up on it. For me the main sentiment is trying to understand my own gut feelings that generate my own persistence & reflecting on pushing through rough times to continue to chase an idea, no matter if it seems practical or regardless of any outside opinion.”
Ryan Knowles has revealed that he is leaving Capsize. The guitarist made the following post about that:
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4 years ago today, was one of those most defining days in my life. I was waking up to landing in London on my 19th birthday, to go on tour in Europe with @capsizeband for the first time ever. At that exact moment, I was totally content with how far music had gotten me. Little did I know it would lead into another 4 years of traveling nonstop, and seeing the world with some of my best friends, while making tons of new ones on the way. Today, I'm 23, and while the last 5 years of my life have been so incredible, it's sad to say that it's now time for me to move on from Capsize, and to focus on myself. I'm not giving up making music by any means, and already have some things in the works. I just want to thank the tru cru for being a part in making my dreams come to life. @danielwand @bleedblackx @andrewdrums @jimmy.sandoval I also want to thank all of the other amazing dudes who have cycled through this band for being a part of this as well @andrezrichardo @imbrianjoyce @pig.in.the.city @infinitesunn @jaux_pas Finally, to anyone who ever came to a show, let us crash with you, or traded weed for guestlist spots, I am infinitely grateful. 📽: @theworkofjar
Capsize have premiered a new song titled “Cold Shoulder.“ Check it out below: