Brand New frontman Jesse Lacey was accused of sexual misconduct with a minor over the weekend, following allegations made on Facebook.
“He solicited nudes from me starting when I was 15 and he was 24,” reads a very small part of the post. “Manipulated the hell out of me, demanded specific poses/settings/clothing, demeaned me, and made it clear that my sexuality was the only thing I had to offer.”
Since then, Martha pulled out of supporting the band at their upcoming UK dates, followed by Kevin Devine, and Jesse released a statement of his own claiming to have “a dependent and addictive relationship with sex”.
And now the band have “postponed” their UK tour, though it seems unlikely to be rescheduled.
“Due to the events of the last few days, Brand New will be postponing it’s upcoming three shows in the United Kingdom and Ireland,” reads their latest post. “Ticket refunds will be accepted at the original point of purchase.”
The tour was set to visit:
16 DUBLIN Olympia Theatre
18 LONDON O2 Academy Brixton
19 GLASGOW O2 Academy