On Tuesday, November 6th, Senses Fail and The Amity Affliction announced their co-headlining tour, “Misery Will Find You” with special guests Bad Omens and Belmont. This was pretty exciting news for music fans, because in case you didn’t know, this is a pretty good line up with some pretty sick bands.
Shortly after, Senses Fail put out a statement saying that Bad Omens would be dropping out of the tour and that they are working hard to find a replacement for them. The reason for them leaving the tour was due to “the size of their name on the artwork.”
Yes, seriously, they were unhappy that their name on the artwork was too small.
Fans were obviously confused, as one would probably be, that this was the real reason that they dropped out. Senses Fail confirmed that it is “100%” real.
Besides the confusion, fans and other artists found this actually kind of hilarious. Trevor Wentworth of Our Last Night tweeted, “Hahah damn savage move wtf.”
Other bands, such as Capstan replied that they would “do it w/o our name on it at all.”
As you can probably imagine, people were viewing Bad Omens in a negative light now. I mean, if you ask me, it makes them sound prissy as hell. I mean, seriously? You were upset that your name was small on the artwork? Get over yourselves.
Bad Omens put out a statement of their own following the announcement.
“We are always professional and respectful with the bands that we tour with. Anyone that’s toured with us can attest to that. We are not a band that creates problems or ever finds itself involved in ‘drama.’
“With that being said, the last thing we wanted to do was make a big deal out of our departure from the tour with Senses Fail / Amity Affliction when announcing that we would no longer be on it. But due to both Senses Fail and the Amity Affliction’s attempts to publicly drag our name in the mud along with all of the online bullying they’ve not only welcomed but encouraged, they’ve forced our hand.
“The terms of our deal to be the direct support act on this co-headline tour were negotiated prior to accepting the tour and they were not honored. Our team politely and professionally asked it to be honored before the tour was announced and they refused. Specific assets requested were neither sent or approved.”
So, it makes sense why they were upset. From their end, it seems that the bigger bands were unprofessional about honoring the requests that were negotiated with prior to joining the tour. I guess I would probably be a little bit upset at that as well.
Bad Omens fans backed up the band, claiming the other bands appear “low class.”
To be fair, Bad Omens are getting a lot of shit from people on Twitter.
It seems to be the general consensus among Twitter users that Bad Omens are the ones being “petty” and “dramatic” in this situation.
Personally, I think both bands are at fault here — it was petty for Bad Omens to pull out of the tour after fans were already excited to come see them on tour, but it was also petty of Senses Fail to release the statement when it could have easily just said that things didn’t work out and they had to pull out of the tour. Obviously, there were some ill feelings from SF which makes sense, now that they are scrambling to find another band that is available to tour with them. But it’s also kind of shitty that they allegedly weren’t treating Bad Omens with respect when it came to the situation.
At the end of the day, however, I’m just an outsider of the situation and will never truly know what went down. What do you guys think of the situation? Let me know in the comments or by tweeting me @MostlyMusicBlog!