Canadian metalcore band Spiritbox have dropped off their summer tour opening for Falling in Reverse.
The group fronted by singer Courtney LaPlante only offered the following comment regarding their departure: “We have withdrawn from the 6 shows we were scheduled to perform on the Popular Monstour.”
Speculation swirled that their backing out of the dates stemmed from Falling In Reverse vocalist Ronnie Radke‘s alleged exploitative actions, violent incidents, and trans-/homophobic comments, among other things.
Fans were also none too happy with Crown The Empire guitarist Brandon Hoover, who had been accused by his ex-girlfriend Heidi Ferguson of abuse. The band has since addressed the matter, stating that they are investigating and have issued a cease and desist order against Hoover’s accuser.
So far, neither Radke nor Falling in Reverse have publicly commented on Spiritbox‘s announcement.