The Acacia Strain’s Vincent Bennett Comments On Mass Shootings During Cudahy, WI Show: “Anybody That Knows This Band Knows That We Don’t Condone Anything Even Close To The Things That Have Been Happening”

As previously reported, some people tried to scapegoat The Acacia Strain after one of their hoodies was found on the body of the mass shooter in Dayton, OH. Frontman Vincent Bennett previously condemned the gunman’s actions on social media and has since commented further during the group’s August 4 show in Cudahy, WI.

Bennett told the crowd the following:

“Before we start, I want to kind of say something about the things that have been happening in the past couple of days. Kinda bullshit. Anybody that knows this band knows that we don’t condone anything even close to the things that have been happening in El Paso–the things that have been happening in Dayton.

It’s disgusting, it’s sad and all I do this for is so you have a safe place to be. So you can have a good fucking time, so you can get your energy out, so you can leave smiling.

All I ever wanted to do was make music. All I ever wanted to do was make people happy. So please, just have a good fucking time tonight. Throw everything else out the window. Smile. Make a new friend. Just have fun. Please.”

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The Acacia Strain’s Vincent Bennett Responds To Reports Of Dayton, Ohio Mass Shooter Wearing The Band’s Merch

Early this morning (August 4), a 24-year-old gunman staged a mass shooting in Dayton, OH, killing nine people and wounding 27 others. Police were able to kill the man and a photo of what is believed to be his body has surfaced online. The picture allegedly shows the shooter wearing a hoodie with lyrics from The Acacia Strain’s “Ramirez“ on it and some people have tried to use this information to scapegoat the band:

After finding out about this, The Acacia Strain frontman Vincent Bennett responded:

The Dayton, OH shooting follows yesterday’s shooting in El Paso, TX in which a 21-year-old gunman killed 20 people and wounded 26 others. Both shootings also follow last week’s shooting in Gilroy, CA, in which a 19-year-old gunman killed three people and wounded 13 others.

The Acacia Strain Announce Tour With Kublai Khan, Judiciary, & Chamber

The Acacia Strain have announced a summer headlining tour. Kublai Khan, Judiciary, and Chamber will open.

Tour Dates:

07/31 Waterford, NY – Chrome
08/01 Rochester, NY – Montage Music Hall
08/02 Lakewood, OH – The Foundry
08/03 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
08/04 Cudahy, WI – X-Ray Arcade
08/06 Iowa City, IA – Blue Moose Tap House
08/07 St. Louis, MO – Fubar
08/08 Nashville, TN – The End
08/09 Knoxville, TN – The Concourse
08/10 Augusta, GA – The Epicenter
08/11 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
08/13 Louisville, KY – The Tiger Room
08/14 Cincinnati, OH – Northside Yacht Club
08/15 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
08/16 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
08/18 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus

The Acacia Strain Announce December Dates

The Acacia Strain have announced some December shows with Year Of The Knife, Chamber, and Vatican. Here’s the dates:

12/18 Providence, RI – Alchemy
12/19 Amityville, NY – Amityville Music Hall
12/20 Trenton, NJ – Championship
12/21 Philadelphia, PA – Voltage Lounge
12/22 Waterford, NY – Chrome (with Recon) (toy drive show)

ERRA & Make Them Suffer Added To After The Burial & The Acacia Strain’s “Rareform Across The Continent” Tour

ERRA and Make Them Suffer have been confirmed as the supporting acts for After The Burial and The Acacia Strain’s “Rareform Across The Continent” tour. That trek will feature After The Burial playing “Rareform” in full and The Acacia Strain playing “Continent” in full to commemorate their 10th anniversaries.

Tour Dates:

09/27 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
09/28 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
09/29 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
09/30 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
10/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
10/03 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/04 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
10/05 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmont
10/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/07 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/08 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
10/10 London, ON – London Music Hall
10/11 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
10/12 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
10/13 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
10/14 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
10/18 Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum
10/19 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/20 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
10/21 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
10/23 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/24 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
10/25 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl @ Hard Rock
10/26 Pomona, CA – Glass House
10/27 San Diego, CA – Soma
10/28 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
10/30 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
10/31 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
11/02 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/03 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
11/04 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
11/06 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
11/07 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
11/09 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
11/10 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater

After The Burial & The Acacia Strain Announce “Rareform Across The Continent” North American Tour

After The Burial and The Acacia Strain have announced the dates for their “Rareform Across The Continent” tour. This trek will feature After The Burial playing “Rareform” in full and The Acacia Strain playing “Continent” in full to commemorate their 10th anniversaries.

Tour Dates:

09/27 Detroit, MI – Saint Andrew’s Hall
09/28 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
09/29 Grand Rapids, MI – Elevation
09/30 Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
10/01 Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater
10/03 Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Soundstage
10/04 Philadelphia, PA – TLA
10/05 Montreal, QC – Theatre Fairmont
10/06 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
10/07 New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
10/08 Toronto, ON – Phoenix Theatre
10/10 London, ON – London Music Hall
10/11 Columbus, OH – Skully’s
10/12 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
10/13 Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s
10/14 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
10/16 Tampa, FL – The Orpheum
10/18 Dallas, TX – 2513 Deep Ellum
10/19 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
10/20 San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
10/21 Austin, TX – Come And Take It Live
10/23 Albuquerque, NM – Sunshine Theater
10/24 Mesa, AZ – Nile Theater
10/25 Las Vegas, NV – Vinyl @ Hard Rock
10/26 Pomona, CA – Glass House
10/27 San Diego, CA – Soma
10/28 Santa Cruz, CA – The Catalyst
10/30 Portland, OR – Bossanova Ballroom
10/31 Seattle, WA – Club Sur Rocks
11/02 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
11/03 Denver, CO – The Oriental Theater
11/04 Lawrence, KS – The Bottleneck
11/06 St. Louis, MO – The Ready Room
11/07 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
11/09 Milwaukee, WI – The Rave
11/10 Minneapolis, MN – Skyway Theater

The Acacia Strain Announce “Continent” 10th Anniversary Colored Vinyl Pressings

In addition to their “Continent” 10th anniversary tour, The Acacia Strain will also be celebrating the effort’s anniversary with new orange with blue & yellow splatter and blue with orange and yellow splatter vinyl pressings. Those will be available on October 12 and they will be limited to 250 copies each. Pre-orders can be found HERE.