Smile Empty Soul’s Sean Danielsen Refuses To Play Shows With Vaccine Mandates

Smile Empty Soul’s Sean Danielsen is apparently refusing to play shows that require fans to be vaccinated for COVID-19. As a result, several of the band’s upcoming dates have been cancelled.

Danielsen issued the following statement:

“Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that we will be canceling a couple of shows here and there moving forward due to vaccine requirement rules.

I stand 100% for freedom, and medical freedom is especially important to me.
I believe that you should get the vaccine if you want it, but should not have to if you don’t want it.

I don’t think for a second that my tiny little band can make a difference in these weird times, but I don’t want to be the reason that even 1 person gets a medical procedure they don’t feel comfortable with……. especially when the accepted science says that the vaccine doesn’t prevent transmission of the virus, and it even appears vaccinated people are carrying a higher viral load than those that are not.
Why punish a particular demographic of the population when there’s not even a health benefit from doing so?……. it’s unamerican in more ways than I can count, and people that get off on punishing others just because they don’t believe the same things need to take a long hard look in the mirror.

I’m sorry to anyone disappointed by one of these cancelations….. it’s not what we want, and definitely not something we can afford doing, but some things matter more than money, and I am not the type to sell out what I believe in for a buck

I’m sure I will get a bunch of weird hate from cyber bullies everywhere for this post, but I feel like a lot of you are too wrapped up in fear to see that freedoms are being removed from our society right now, and once freedom goes, it’s gone for good.
I want more than anything for my daughter to grow up with the same freedoms that I’ve enjoyed, and the world is changing rapidly in a way that doesn’t look good for us, or the next generations.
I encourage all of you, vaccinated or not, to realize that the right of the individual to choose what happens to their own body, is something much bigger than this one situation……. and the things that happen now will set a precedent for the future moving forward.
Give tyrants the ability to take power during an emergency, and they will create emergencies to take power.

I encourage everyone out there to stand for freedom above all else, no matter where you are on the issue of this vaccine

I will not be engaging in any argumentative comments left on this post as I have said what I needed to say, and am not looking for conflict.
I keep my opinions to myself on here almost 100% of the time because of how confrontational people are these days, but I wanted to explain why some of these shows will be dropping off our schedule in the future.

So far there are only a couple shows in Oct that are effected, but I expect more of our fall shows to follow……. we shall see, and I will keep you updated

Thanks-Sean”

[via Blabbermouth]

Smile Empty Soul Premiere “Entitled” Video

Smile Empty Soul have premiered a new video for their new song “Entitled.” This track is from the band’s new EP “2020,” which will be released on September 4. Sean Danielsen told Loudwire the following:

“This song was fun to write, record and shoot. Just a simple tune with a good groove and hook, and lyrics that are relatable to our current times. J.T. [Ibanez] is a great video director too, and he really made my idea for the video come to life with a ton of energy,”

Smile Empty Soul Announce Tour With September Mourning & Rise Among Rivals

Smile Empty Soul have announced a March headlining tour with September Mourning and Rise Among Rivals. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/01 Atkins, AR – Dirty Days Car Show
03/02 Memphis, TN – Rock House Live
03/05 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
03/06 Scranton, PA – Stage West
03/07 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
03/08 Hampton Beach, NH – Wally’s
03/09 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
03/10 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
03/12 Portland, ME – House of Music
03/13 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
03/14 Amityville, NY – Revolution
03/15 Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina
03/16 Harrisburg, PA – HMAC
03/17 Akron, OH – Empire Concert Lounge
03/19 Toledo, OH – Frankie’s
03/20 South Bend, IN – Cheers
03/21 Westland, MI – Token Lounge
03/22 Heath, OH – Muddy Creek Saloon
03/23 Battle Creek, MI – Music Factory
03/24 Racine, WI – Route 20
03/27 Iowa City, IA – Gabes
03/28 Columbia, MO – Rose Music Hall
03/29 Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
03/30 Oklahoma City, OK – OKC Limits

Smile Empty Soul, Flaw, Eve To Adam, Kaleido, & Talia Announce 2018 Tour

Smile Empty Soul, Flaw, Eve To Adam, Kaleido, and Talia have announced a tour together. The dates for that run can be seen below.

Tour Dates:

05/30 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
06/01 Battle Creek, MI – The Music Factory
06/02 Flint, MI – The Machine Shop
06/04 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
06/05 Watertown, NY – Exhibition Hall
06/06 Albany, NY – Jupiter Hall
06/07 Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
06/07 Laconia, NH – Whiskey Barrel
06/09 Lawrence, MA – Claddaugh
06/10 Providence, RI – Fete Music Hall
06/13 Poughkeepsie, NY – The Chance
06/14 Amityville, NY – Revolution Music Hall
06/14 Clifton, NJ – Dingbatz
06/16 Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina
06/18 Richmond, VA – The Camel
06/19 Wilmington, NC – Reel Cave
06/28 Florence, SC – 587 Live
06/22 Chillicothe, OH – Feel The Fire Fest
06/23 Findlay, OH – All American Rock House
06/26 Clarksville, TN – O’Connors Irish Pub
06/27 Memphis, TN – Hi Tone Cafe
06/28 New Orleans, LA – Southport Hall
06/29 Houston, TX – Concert Pub North
06/30 Dallas, TX – Tree’s