Amyl & The SniffersAmy Taylor shared a statement on the band’s Instagram stories about sexual harassment and assault at their shows.

“At the start of every live show I say ‘don’t touch anyone who doesn’t want to be touched,” Taylor writes. “If you can’t hear that or learn that, then don’t come to our fucking shows. We are obviously here to celebrate female/NB empowerment, So if you are not down with that, again, don’t come to our fucking shows.”

“It’s crazy I even have to write this,” Taylor continues, saying she heard accounts of sexual assault at Amyl shows on their recent US/UK/EU tours, including once during their song “Knifey” which is about feeling unsafe walking home at night. “If this has happened to you I’m so sorry and it’s unacceptable.”

Taylor finishes with “That shit ruins music for people. If you see sexism in the crowd call it out. Look after each other. The rest of the audience will have your back and we will have your back too.” You can read the full statement below.

Amyl and the Sniffers played “Knifey” at Glastonbury 2022 and introing the song, Taylor said, “This song goes out to all the ladies… we’re not respected if we dress slutty, we’re not respected if we dress saggy, so fuck every cunt!” Watch that performance below.

Amyl & The Sniffers will be back in North America this fall, including NYC’s Terminal 5 on September 23. All dates are listed below.


FRI 15 JULY – The TriffidNewstead, QLD, Australia
SAT 16 JULY – Miami MarkettaGold Coast, QLD, Australia
SUN 17 JULY – Theatre RoyalCastlemaine, VIC, Australia
TUE 19 JULY – Forum MelbourneMelbourne, VIC, Australia
FRI 22 JULY – SUN 24 JULY – Splendour in the Grass Festival 2022Byron Bay, NSW, Australia
SAT 30 JULY – UniBar AdelaideAdelaide, SA, Australia
SUN 31 JULY – Forum MelbourneMelbourne, VIC, Australia
THU 4 AUGUST – Pier BandroomFrankston, VIC, Australia
SAT 6 AUGUST – The CharlesPerth, WA, Australia
SUN 7 AUGUST – Freo.SocialFremantle, WA, Australia
THU 11 AUGUST – UOW UniBarWollongong, NSW, Australia
FRI 12 AUGUST – Enmore TheatreNewtown, NSW, Australia
SAT 13 AUGUST – WinterWild 2022Apollo Bay, VIC, Australia
SUN 14 AUGUST – Colour ClubCarlton, VIC, Australia
TUE 20 SEPTEMBER – Brooklyn Bowl – NashvilleNashville, TN, US
WED 21 SEPTEMBER – Variety PlayhouseAtlanta, GA, US
FRI 23 SEPTEMBER – Terminal 5New York (NYC), NY, US
SAT 24 SEPTEMBER – 9:30 ClubWashington, DC, US
SUN 25 SEPTEMBER – Big Night LiveBoston, MA, US
TUE 27 SEPTEMBER – Majestic TheatreDetroit, MI, US
WED 28 SEPTEMBER – The Vic TheatreChicago, IL, US
THU 29 SEPTEMBER – First AvenueMinneapolis, MN, US
SAT 1 OCTOBER – Ogden TheatreDenver, CO, US
SUN 2 OCTOBER – The DepotSalt Lake City, UT, US
TUE 4 OCTOBER – Knitting Factory – BoiseBoise, ID, US
WED 5 OCTOBER – Sessions Music HallEugene, OR, US
THU 6 OCTOBER – Showbox SoDoSeattle, WA, US
SAT 8 OCTOBER – Ohana Encore 2022Dana Point, CA, US
SAT 8 OCTOBER – SUN 9 OCTOBER – Ohana Encore Weekend 2022Dana Point, CA, US
SUN 9 OCTOBER – Ohana Encore – Sunday Admission – Platinum 2022Dana Point, CA, US
SAT 5 NOVEMBER – Élysée MontmartreParis, France
SUN 6 NOVEMBER – AnnabelRotterdam, Netherlands
MON 7 NOVEMBER – PatronaatHaarlem, Netherlands
WED 9 NOVEMBER – Kantine am BerghainBerlin, Germany
THU 10 NOVEMBER – LoppenCopenhagen, Denmark
SAT 12 NOVEMBER – TransCentury UpdateLeipzig, Germany
MON 14 NOVEMBER – Live Music HallCologne, Germany
TUE 15 NOVEMBER – Trix CaféAntwerp, Belgium
THU 17 NOVEMBER – York HallBethnal Green, UK
FRI 18 NOVEMBER – York HallBethnal Green, UK
SUN 20 NOVEMBER – The AcademyDublin, Ireland
MON 21 NOVEMBER – O2 Academy LiverpoolLiverpool, UK
TUE 22 NOVEMBER – The LeadmillSheffield, UK
WED 23 NOVEMBER – BarrowlandGlasgow, UK
THU 29 DECEMBER – Pennyroyal PlainsMurroon, VIC, Australia
SAT 31 DECEMBER – North Byron ParklandsByron Bay, NSW, Australia
SAT 7 JANUARY – Fremantle ParkFremantle, WA, Australia