Stick To Your Guns Dropped From Several European Shows After Jesse Barnett Is Accused Of Making Pro-Putin Comments

Stick To Your Guns’ Jesse Barnett has been accused of voicing support for Vladimir Putin amid Russia’s unprovoked invasion of Ukraine. The allegations, which stem from conversations on social media (see HERE and HERE), have resulted in the band being removed from upcoming shows in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland.

Barnett issued the following statement:

“Recently there have been accusations made against me that I am a Pro Putin supporter and that I am a supporter of the war in Ukraine. People have began to call me a neo-nazi and fascist. These are not claims that I take lightly. I have tried with all of my heart and soul to be a person who adds something good to this world and who is someone who leads with justice in mind.

With that being said, I know that my view points have sometimes been controversial, leading to consequences. (Being banned from venues for being pro Palestine, being banned from venues for anti religious views, not being allowed to play certain places due to my staunch anti police stance etc etc.) What’s different here is that the claims of me being a fascist, a fascist sympathizer or a genocide denier are not ones that I can just brush off. I am not a supporter of Putin or his war in Ukraine. He is not a model of anything I believe to be just or good in this world.

There is a quote I love from a poet named Warsan Shire that goes ‘No one leaves home unless home is the mouth of a shark’. The war in Ukraine has turned many working peoples homes into the mouth of a shark. I do not support this anywhere in the world. I believe that all people have the right to live in peace. ANYONE who takes that right away from innocent people doesn’t deserve to breathe.

Now for some self criticism: I have allowed my hatred for America and the way it meddles in the affairs of countries across the globe to cloud my judgement when it comes to how I engage with people online. I am so passionately against America’s abhorrent treatment of human beings both in the U.S. and abroad that I made myself, in many times, unable to be reasoned with. This is something I have reflected on.

I can sometimes engage with people online in a way that is so unrecognizable to my friends, peers and family who truly know me and because of this I misrepresent myself and who I am. I think that I can get so caught up in telling myself ‘the internet isn’t real’ that I forget there are real people behind the accounts. To put it plainly, that shit straight up sucks of me.

The internet is a miserable place to try to have these massive and important discussions in any sort of meaningful way and more often than not, it has lead me to become overly aggressive and dismissive of people where I lash out and say things I sometimes don’t mean. Moving forward I will do my absolute best to better represent myself and the values that I genuinely hold true.”

Stick To Your Guns Announce May Shows With SeeYouSpaceCowboy

Stick To Your Guns have announced some May shows with SeeYouSpaceCowboy. Here’s the dates:

05/26 San Antonio, TX – Paper Tiger
05/27 Dallas, TX – Cheapsteaks
05/28 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street
05/29 Arlington, TX – So What?! Music Festival (no SeeYouSpaceCowboy)

Stick To Your Guns Announce Summer European/UK Tour

Stick To Your Guns have announced a European/UK tour. The band will be touring in support of their new album “Spectre,“ which is set to be released on July 29.

Tour Dates:

06/03 Nurburg, GER – Rock am Ring
06/04 Nurnberg, GER – Rock im Park
06/05 Karlsruhe, GER – Die Stadtmitte
06/07 Salzburg, AUT – Rockhouse (feat. Deez Nuts & Being As An Ocean)
06/08 Lindau, GER – Vaudeville (feat. Deez Nuts & Being As An Ocean)
06/09 Interlaken, SWI – Greenfield
06/11 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Nova Rock
06/12 Bratislava, SLO – Fuga
06/14 Hamburg, GER – Gruenspan (feat. August Burns Red & Loathe)
06/17 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Metal Meeting
06/20 Lille, FRA – Black Lab (feat. One Step Closer)
06/22 Swansea, UK – Sin City
06/23 Manchester, UK – Outbreak Warm Up
06/24 Ysselsteyn, NET – Jera On Air
06/25 Munster, GER – Vainstream
06/26 Grafenhainichen, GER – Full Force
06/28 Wroclaw, POL – Akademia (feat. Get The Shot)
06/29 Warsaw, POL – Hydrozagadka
07/02 Munster, GER – Vainstream 2nd Weekend
07/05 Southampton, UK – Joiners (feat. Ithaca)
07/07 Upcote Farm, UK – 2000Trees
07/09 Velke Mezirici, CZE – Fajtfest

Stick To Your Guns Premiere “Weapon” Music Video

Stick To Your Guns have premiered a new video for their new song “Weapon.” This track is from the band’s new album “Spectre,” which will be released on July 29.

Vocalist Jesse Barnett commented:

“‘Weapon‘ is about coming to terms with the reality of who I am. I believe that people are products of the circumstances that are forced on them everyday. People say that ‘The American Dream’ is a lie. I don’t think that’s true at all. I think ‘The American Dream’ is alive and well, but like always, it’s only available to a select few. Who I am in this formula is someone who doesn’t accept that.

I don’t care about fair. I don’t care about equal. I care about what’s right, and since the inception of this country, the things it stands for and the things it’s built upon, I believe it is irredeemable and it is my purpose to try to build something new in its place. But before we can do that, what is currently there must be dismantled.

A country of sycophants lead by violence addicted oligarchs should and will be destroyed. Every person reaches a crossroads in their life. Roll over or keep going. Sometimes all you have is heart. I know it’s all I have and that’s all I need.”

“Spectre” Track Listing:

01. “(My Heart Is A…)”
02. “Weapon”
03. “Who Dares Wins”
04. “Hush”
05. “A World To Win”
06. “Open Up My Head”
07. “Liberate”
08. “The Shine”
09. “Instruments Of The End”
10. “Father”
11. “More Of Us Than Them”
12. “No Way To Lie”

Stick To Your Guns To Replace Rotting Out On Rise Against & Pennywise’s April North American Tour

Rotting Out have dropped off their upcoming tour with Rise Against and Pennywise due to “unforeseen circumstances.” Stick To Your Guns will now be taking their place. Here’s the dates for that run:

04/09 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/10 Cincinnati, OH – The Icon Music Center
04/12 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Ballroom
04/13 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theatre
04/14 Winnipeg, MT – Canada Life Centre
04/16 Calgary, AB – Big Four Roadhouse
04/17 Edmonton, AB – Edmonton Convention Centre
04/19 Seattle, WA – WAMU Theater
04/21 Redding, CA – Redding Civic Auditorium
04/22 Bakersfield, CA – Mechanics Bank Theater

Knocked Loose To Replace Hatebreed On Canadian Dates Of Parkway Drive’s Upcoming Tour

Hatebreed will no longer be joining Parkway Drive, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Stick To Your Guns on the Canadian dates of their upcoming tour. Knocked Loose will now be taking their place.

Tour Dates:

05/08 Baltimore, MD – UMBC Event Center
05/09 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
05/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/11 Columbus, OH – Kemba Live!
05/13 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
05/14 Worcester, MA – Palladium Outdoors
05/16 Montreal, QC – Place Bell (feat. Knocked Loose) (no Hatebreed)
05/17 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach (feat. Knocked Loose) (no Hatebreed)
05/19 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
05/20 Daytona, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/22 Charlotte, NC – Metro Credit Union
05/23 Cincinnati, OH – Ovation
05/24 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s Outdoors
05/25 Chicago, IL – Wintrust Arena
05/26 St. Louis, MO – The Factory
05/28 Dallas, TX – So What?! Festival
05/29 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Outside
05/31 Wichita, KS – Wave (no Stick To Your Guns)
06/01 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom (no Stick To Your Guns)
06/03 Las Vegas, NV – Theater at Virgin Hotels (no Stick To Your Guns)
06/05 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield (no Stick To Your Guns)

Parkway Drive Announce North American Tour With Hatebreed, The Black Dahlia Murder, & Stick To Your Guns

Parkway Drive have announced a headlining North American tour. Hatebreed, The Black Dahlia Murder, and Stick To Your Guns will open.

Tour Dates:

05/08 Baltimore, MD – UMBC Event Center
05/09 New Haven, CT – College Street Music Hall
05/10 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
05/11 Columbus, OH – Kemba Live!
05/13 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
05/14 Worcester, MA – Palladium Outdoors
05/15 Montreal, QC – TBA
05/17 Toronto, ON – RBC Echo Beach
05/19 Atlanta, GA – Coca-Cola Roxy
05/20 Daytona, FL – Welcome To Rockville
05/22 Charlotte, NC – Metro Credit Union
05/23 Cincinnati, OH – Ovation
05/24 Ft. Wayne, IN – Piere’s Outdoors
05/25 Chicago, IL – Wintrust Arena
05/26 St. Louis, MO – The Factory
05/28 Dallas, TX – So What?! Festival
05/29 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Outside
05/31 Wichita, KS – Wave (no Stick To Your Guns)
06/01 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom (no Stick To Your Guns)
06/03 Las Vegas, NV – Theater at Virgin Hotels (no Stick To Your Guns)
06/04 So-Cal, CA – TBA (no Stick To Your Guns)
06/05 San Francisco, CA – The Warfield (no Stick To Your Guns)

Stick To Your Guns, Stray From The Path, Etc. Announce December Tour

Stick To Your Guns, Stray From The Path, and Stand Still have announced a December U.S. tour. Only Sibling and End will also perform at select shows. Here’s the dates:

12/08 Boston, MA – Middle East (feat. Only Sibling)
12/09 Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry (feat. End)
12/10 Albany, NY – Empire Underground (feat. End)
12/11 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground (feat. Only Sibling)
12/12 Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory (feat. End)

Stick To Your Guns Announce Two More California Shows

Stick To Your Guns have added two more dates to their West Coast tour. Here’s the band’s updated schedule:

With Rotting Out, No Right, and DARE:

11/13 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
11/14 Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst Atrium

With Harm’s Way and Initiate:

11/17 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (no Harm’s Way)
11/18 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
11/19 Henderson, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
11/20 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick

Stick To Your Guns Announce West Coast Shows With Harm’s Way And Initiate

Stick To Your Guns have announced some West Coast shows with Harm’s Way and Initiate. Here’s the dates:

11/17 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction (no Harm’s Way)
11/18 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
11/19 Henderson, NV – Eagle Aerie Hall
11/20 San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick