Bad Omens were due to perform on the co-headlining Amity Affliction and Senses Fail “Misery Will Find You Tour,” but due to the size of their name on the tour poster, they pulled out of the upcoming run.
“We have to let you know that Bad Omens have pulled out of this tour,” Amity Affliction and Senses Fail said earlier today in separate social media posts. “They were unhappy about the size of their name on the artwork and felt the need to pull out the day after we announced.”
The duo said they are working with one another to find a new replacement band and “look forward to sharing that with you as soon as possible.”
MISERY WILL FIND YOU TOUR UPDATE pic.twitter.com/nlgtoVNhi7
— Senses Fail (@SensesFail) November 8, 2018
The original tour poster can be found below, showing Bad Omens and Belmont as openers:
Many bands took to Amity Affliction and Senses Fail’s defense, noting that smaller bands typically have a smaller size font on a tour poster, since they are only an opening act.
Following the announcements, Bad Omens released a statement on their Facebook page, noting that there was a deal in place to be the direct supporting act on the co-headlining tour, but the negotiations were not honored and they therefore felt the need to pull out of the tour.
“Our team politely and professionally asked [the negotiations] to be honored before the tour was announced and they refused,” Bad Omens said in the statement. “Specific assets requested were neither sent or approved. After all of this and the tour still going live we did our best to remedy the situation to stay involved and we were met with total disrespect.
“At this point it was a matter of principle. We aren’t going to be another young band that gets pushed around by older bands. Sorry if that doesn’t work for you.”
Ash Avildsen, founder of Bad Omens’ label, Sumerian Records, said the co-headlining bands were wrong for “bullying younger bands.”
older bands bullying younger bands, both privately in deal points and publicly on the internet. cool story guys. take notes from the movie business- bullying people in the industry will no longer be tolerated-no matter who your manager or agent is, or how “powerful” you are. ✌🏻
— Ash Avildsen (@ashavildsen) November 8, 2018
The Amity Affliction and Senses Fail co-headlining tour will kick-off next January in Anaheim, California, making stops in cities like Baltimore, Detroit, Seattle, New York, and Sacramento. Los Angeles, California will close-out the trek on February 9. Check out the full list of tour dates below.
Amity Affliction & Senses Fail Co-Headlining Tour 2019
01/04 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim
01/05 – Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas
01/06 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren
01/08 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
01/09 – Houston, TX @ House of Blues Houston
01/11 – New Orleans, LA @ Joy Theater
01/12 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues Orlando
01/13 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum
01/15 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade
01/16 – Charlotte NC @ The Underground
01/18 – Baltimore, MD @ Rams Head Live!
01/19 – Worcester MA @ The Palladium
01/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Franklin Music Hall
01/22 – New York, NY @ PlayStation Theater
01/24 – Montreal, QC @ Club Soda
01/25 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theatre
01/26 – Detroit, MI @ Majestic Theatre
01/27 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland
01/29 – St. Louis, MO @ Delmar Hall
01/30 – Chicago, IL @ Concord Music Hall
02/01 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall
02/02 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex (Grand Room)
02/04 – Seattle, WA @ The Showbox
02/05 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
02/07 – Sacramento, CA @ Ace of Spades
02/08 – Santa Cruz, CA @ The Catalyst
02/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent