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PWR BTTM cancel tour

PWR BTTM at Knitting Factory
photo by Amanda Hatfield

Select PWR BTTM shows have been cancelled in the past few days, including the Brooklyn release show that would have happened on Friday (5/12) and Bled Fest and Hopscotch Fest, and now they have cancelled their entire tour. Pitchfork points out that St. Louis venue Off Broadway posted on Facebook, “This just in: PWR BTTM is cancelling all upcoming shows until further notice. The band will be making a formal statement early next week.”

The tour cancellation follows accusations of “sexual abuse, predatory behavior, and anti-semitism” against PWR BTTM’s Ben Hopkins, and a survivor detailing her assault by Ben Hopkins in an interview with Jezebel. Both of PWR BTTM’s labels, Polyvinyl and Father/Daughter, have dropped them and have ceased to sell or distribute their music. They were also dropped by their management company, touring members Cameron West and Nicholas Cummins left the band, and upcoming tourmates Nnamdi Ogbonnaya, T-Rexstasy, Tancred and Ratboys all dropped off the tour prior to the cancellation.

The cancelled tour dates include the show at NYC’s Webster Hall on June 21. All affected dates are listed below.

PWR BTTM — 2017 Tour Dates
05-25 Montreal, Quebec – Piccolo Rialto
05-26 Toronto, Ontario – Velvet Underground
05-27 Howell, MI – Bled Fest
05-30 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
05-31 Chicago, IL – Subterranean
06-01 Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock Social Club
06-02 Omaha, NE – The Waiting Room Lounge
06-03 Wichita, KS – Wichita Riverfest
06-05 Dallas, TX – Club Dada
06-06 Austin, TX – Barracuda
06-07 Houston, TX – White Oak Music Hall
06-08 New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa
06-09 Tallahassee, FL – The Wilbury
06-10 Orlando, FL – Backbooth
06-12 Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
06-13 Nashville, TN – Mercy Lounge
06-15 Durham, NC – The Pinhook
06-16 Washington, DC – Black Cat
06-17 Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer
06-19 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club
06-20 Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre
06-21 New York, NY – Webster Hall
07-07 Pittsburgh, PA – Cattivo
07-08 Columbus, OH – The Basement
07-09 St Louis, MO – Off Broadway
07-12 Tucson, AZ – 191 Toole
07-15 Los Angeles, CA – Teragram Ballroom
07-16 San Francisco, CA – Great American Music Hall
07-18 Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
07-19 Seattle, WA – Neumo’s
07-21 Vancouver, British Columbia – Biltmore Ballroom
07-22 Spokane, WA – The Bartlett
07-23 Missoula, MT – Zootown Arts Community Center
07-25 Salt Lake City, UT – Kilby Court
07-27 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
07-30 Lakewood, OH – Mahall’s 20 Lanes
08-31 – 09-03 Salisbury, England – End of the Road
09-01 London, England – Koko
09-07-10 Raleigh, NC – Hopscotch Music Festival

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