Following the events of the last couple of weeks, in which multiple prominent figures in music, particularly in the rock, punk and emo scenes, have been accused of differing manners of sexual assault, misconduct etc. Knuckle Puck have announced the cancellation of their upcoming UK and European Tour.
In a statement released on the band’s facebook, singer Joe Taylor said that ‘recent news has resurfaced some things from my childhood that had been repressed. those experiences have had lasting effects on my mental well-being.
‘The realization has been difficult to comprehend and challenging to work through. due to it, knuckle puck will need to cancel our upcoming tour of mainland europe and the united kingdom. this was not an easy decision, but it is the right decision to make. it has become clear that i need to head home to begin seeking professional help to work through what i have experienced. we do not expect future touring to be affected at this time.’
You can read the full statement below:
We wish Joe and the band all the best, and hope that they’ll be back at it soon.