Issues have released an instrumental version of their latest album “Beautiful Oblivion.“ You can find that on the service of your choice HERE.
As previously reported, Tyler Carter was recently kicked out of Issues after being accused of sexual misconduct, sexual assault and grooming. Now, the singer has officially commented on the allegations.
Carter said the following:
“I want to set the record straight that over my decade as a musician I have no doubt made mistakes. I have crossed boundaries in how I’ve talked to people. In early days I most definitely blurred lines, and had trouble with understanding influence and power dynamics. Something I was not aware existed, and shamefully did not see or recognize until later into my career when I began to understand the responsibility of fame and leadership.
I have never physically assaulted anyone in my life. But I can’t deny that I have escalated conversations and abused my power, leaving people uncomfortable and I will not run and hide from it. I had my inboxes open for people to come and flirt with no thought of repercussions, and I blurred lines when engaging with fans or strangers in conversation. I fucked up. I made myself accessible, and I did not discipline myself at all.
For this, I’m gravely remorseful. For years I’ve been sorry, I’m not just “sorry because it caught up to me” but there is never an inviting way to put yourself out when it comes to a part of the past and a part of yourself that you’re trying to grow from and make sure to never see again.
I have reached out, in the past, to people that I feel I may have hurt or effected by my antics and out of pure compassion wanted to make sure that they knew I was fully aware of what I did wrong and could only hope that they would be able to find solace and move forward in life.
I am not going to use that to deflect the fact that there are people who are valid in their emotions. I will always be sorry for my poor judgement, actions, and shortcomings as an influencer, and will continue to apologize to anyone who needs to hear it no matter how often it’s addressed.
Though I never intended to be a “bad guy” nor had vicious intentions, I was blind in that putting interest in someone younger than me is never ok. Through the year sin my career I’ve had to take many steps to recovery, from drugs, alcohol, and revisiting personal childhood trauma/repressed memories that led me to that point, and had to reflect on the mistakes I had made and hurt I may have brought onto others as well. I’ve been in counseling and made my constant best efforts to get to the root of my problems and make honest strides in healing, growing, and accountability.
My obviously manipulative, narcissistic nature led to me mentally hurting someone that was family to me, and I will be forever in shame and genuine heartbreak that I ever blurred lines between friendship, brotherhood, and mentorship, with feelings of confussion and romantic interest. I say heartbreak because the person I am today and have known of myself for several years can not fahtom the stress and angst I may have caused. I have heard you. I have understood you. And I’m sorry.
I am sorry to my followers I have confused or let down with my actions, I have strived to be a leader and protect and provide both inclusivity and a safe space for all. Perhaps some of this came from an overcompensation to correct mistakes I made in my past. I have always cherished your stories of pain, your connection to my lyrics, and the constant courage of pouring your soul out at our feet to give us the great responsibility of being able to change the world.
I have failed you all. I have let you down, no matter how great or small, I have disappointed and dishonored you. And I will never stop apologizing for that.
Lastly to my fiancé – I am sorry to have put you through this turmoil. I understand that in your position of being a positive influence to people, you couldn’t just go by without acknowledging my past. I don’t want you to feel sorrow for having to do this to someone you love and cherish, so I understood, and am taking accountability for my actions.
I have of course since departed from Issues, The legacy of our music, what it means to you all, and how it has guided and healed so many, that will never die. though Ive tarnished my reputation. I will be taking time to continue to work towards personal growth, processing with my family.
Issues have announced that they have parted ways with Tyler Carter. This news comes after the singer was accused of sexual misconduct, sexual assault and grooming. The band issued the following statement:
“Recently we have become aware of allegations against Tyler Carter, of grooming and sexual misconduct. We, Josh, Sky, and AJ, will no longer be working with Tyler. We believe survivors.”
Dance Gavin Dance have postponed their tour with Animals As Leaders, Issues, Veil Of Maya, and Wolf & Bear once again. The trek is now set to take place in spring 2021.
03/11 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
03/12 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
03/13 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
03/15 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theater
03/17 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
03/18 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
03/19 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
03/22 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
03/23 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
03/25 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues
03/26 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
03/27 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/28 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
03/30 Norfolk, VA – The Norva
03/31 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
04/01 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
04/02 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
04/03 Boston, MA – House Of Blues
04/04 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
04/06 Toronto, ON – Rebel
04/07 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
04/08 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
04/09 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/10 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
04/12 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Ballroom
04/13 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
04/14 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
04/16 Kansas City, MO – Arvest Bank Theatre
04/17 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04/19 Salt Lake City, UT – Union Event Center
04/21 Seattle, WA – Showbox Sodo
04/22 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
04/24 Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park (‘Swanfest‘)
Dance Gavin Dance commented:
“It may come as no surprise, but we unfortunately need to postpone The Afterburner Tour and Swanfest until spring 2021. Current tickets will be valid for the newly announced dates. If you have further questions about your tickets please contact the original point of purchase.
We are looking forward to seeing you next year! In the meantime, stay safe, and keep your eyes open for any DGD related activity.”
Issues have released an acoustic version of their song “Tapping Out.“ The original version of the track appears on the band’s latest album “Beautiful Oblivion.”
Dance Gavin Dance have announced the rescheduled dates for their tour with Animals As Leaders, Issues, and Veil Of Maya. Royal Coda will not be able to make the new dates, so Wolf & Bear will be performing instead.
08/04 Seattle, WA – Showbox SODO
08/05 Portland, OR – McMenamins Crystal Ballroom
08/07 Los Angeles, CA – Hollywood Palladium
08/08 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
08/09 Tempe, AZ – The Marquee
08/11 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
08/13 Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion
08/14 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
08/15 San Antonio, TX – Vibes Event Center
08/16 Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
08/18 Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works
08/19 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
08/20 Atlanta, GA – Masquerade
08/21 Lake Buena Vista, FL – House Of Blues
08/22 St. Petersburg, FL – Jannus Live
08/24 Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
08/26 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
08/27 Philadelphia, PA – Franklin Music Hall
08/28 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
08/29 New York, NY – Hammerstein Ballroom
08/30 Boston, MA – House of Blues
09/01 Toronto, ON – Rebel
09/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
09/04 Detroit, MI – Masonic Temple Theatre
09/05 Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
09/07 Indianapolis, IN – Egyptian Room
09/08 St. Louis, MO – The Pageant
09/09 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore
09/12 Sacramento, CA – Papa Murphy’s Park At Cal Expo (‘Swanfest‘)
Dance Gavin Dance commented:
“We are happy to announce that we have rescheduled the spring Dance Gavin Dance tour to start on Tuesday, August 4th in Seattle, WA ending with the rescheduled Swanfest on Saturday, September 12th. We began the process of rescheduling moments after we realized that we would not be able to have our Spring tour begin.
We have done our best to retain most of the same markets and venues as our previous run. All tickets previously purchased will be honored. We also have a couple new shows/locations that we have added, and the on-sale information for those dates are coming soon.
Fortunately, we were able to retain most of the complete lineup for this tour, however members of Royal Coda had previous commitments in place that they were unable to reschedule. We are happy to announce that Wolf & Bear will be filling that spot along with Animals As Leaders, ISSUES, and VEIL OF MAYA.
While we know that right now many things are uncertain, we felt that it was very important to our fans, supporting bands and crew to reschedule to a time period in which we hope will be a safe environment for everyone involved.
We know that things will continue to change rapidly and we will actively monitor any future situations and make appropriate changes if needed, but for now we ask that everyone stay safe, follow all our state and local guidelines and practice proper hygiene and social distancing. We look forward to seeing you in August/September.
More details on Swanfest coming soon, but we can confirm that it will be at Papa Murphy’s Park on Saturday, September 12th.”
Dance Gavin Dance have postponed their tour with Animals As Leaders, Issues, Veil Of Maya, and Royal Coda due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:
“Due to extreme circumstances outside of our control we are very upset to announce that we are postponing our spring 2020 tour. We are currently working right now to reschedule all shows as soon as possible & will of course honor all tickets already sold. This was our most anticipated tour, ever, and we were so proud of our fans for coming through and selling out these shows, only to have it all go away. However, your safety is top priority and we must follow what is being recommended to ensure that. We will have new dates for you soon. We hope you enjoyed the release of “Strawberry’s Wake” today and can’t wait for you to hear the rest of the album soon. Much love to you all, from Will, Matt, Jon, Tim, Tilian and Andrew -Dance Gavin Dance”
Issues have premiered a new video for their song “Rain.” This track is from the band’s latest album “Beautiful Oblivion.” Tyler Carter commented:
“I actually wrote the song ‘Rain’ years ago, and somehow, the demo rose from the dead and my bandmates really liked it. We knew we had to do our Issues thang on it! I’m glad it’s gotten the amount of love it has, because it’s such a relatable and catchy song. Due to all the fan love from the song, we felt that it deserved a video.”
The lineup has been revealed for the 2020 iMatter Fest. The event will take place at the Chemung County Fairgrounds in Horseheads, NY on August 15 and it will feature: Motionless In White, Knocked Loose, Issues, Red, Escape The Fate, The Plot In You, ERRA, Lionheart, Secrets, Rivals, Downswing, Homesafe, Of Virtue, Ovtlier, Gatherers, Gravebound, and Brotality. Fans can reserve free tickets at eventbrite.com on Friday (February 14) at 10am EST.
More bands have been added to the 2020 edition of Dance Gavin Dance’s Swanfest. The event will take place at Papa Murphy’s Park in Sacramento, CA on April 25 and it will now feature all of the following: Dance Gavin Dance, Animals As Leaders, Knocked Loose, Movements, Crown The Empire, Issues, The Fall Of Troy, I See Stars, Veil Of Maya, Hail The Sun, Covet, Tillie, Royal Coda, Eidola, and Wolf & Bear.