Capsize Removed From Blessthefall’s Upcoming Tour Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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:

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Capsize Part Ways With Guitarist & Cancel Immediate Tour Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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.

Believe survivors.”

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:

Anonymous:

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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]

Blessthefall Announce Spring Tour With Slaves, Capsize, & Glass Houses

Blessthefall have announced a spring tour with Slaves, Capsize, Glass Houses, and another to be announced band that is assumed to be Palisades. Blessthefall frontman Beau Bokan commented:

“We’re excited to go out with some awesome support bands and hit a lot of cities we don’t normally play. It’s going to be hot and sweaty smaller clubs — just like the old days. This will be our last tour for quite a while, some come out and party with us.”

Tour Dates:

05/10 Tucson, AZ – Club XS
05/11 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse Bar & Grill
05/12 Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
05/13 Oklahoma City, OK – 89th Street OKC
05/15 Springfield, MO – The Complex
05/16 Nashville, TN – Exit/In
05/17 Charlotte, NC – Amos’ Southend
05/18 Richmond, VA – Canal Club
05/19 Easton, PA – One Centre Square
05/21 Hartford, CT – Webster Underground
05/22 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
05/23 Amityville, NY – Revolution
05/24 Buffalo, NY – Rec Room
05/25 Columbus, OH – Woodlands Tavern
05/26 Grand Rapids, MI – The Stache
05/28 Detroit, MI – The Shelter
05/29 Indianapolis, IN – Citadel Music Hall
05/30 Joliet, IL – The Forge
05/31 Milwaukee, WI – Miramar Theatre
06/01 Minneapolis, MN – Amsterdam Bar & Hall
06/02 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
06/04 Colorado Springs, CO – Black Sheep
06/05 Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater
06/07 Sacramento, CA – Holy Diver
06/08 Anaheim, CA – Chain Reaction
06/09 San Diego, CA – SOMA

Capsize & Holding Absence Announce European/UK Tour

Capsize and Holding Absence have announced a European/UK tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

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 Premiere New Song “Blind”, Reveal Tour With Thousand Below & Dead Lakes

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