Bon Iver was set to perform more of his unique Come Through shows with the dance company TU Dance this year, with dates scheduled in Houston, Nashville, and New Orleans, in February. Those dates have now been cancelled, "due to circumstances outside our control," as Bon Iver writes on Twitter:
Due to circumstances outside our control, all upcoming performances of Come Through have been cancelled. These decisions are never taken lightly by the Bon Iver team; our deepest apologies to fans who’ll miss out on these performances. Bon Iver will be back to your area soon.
All tickets for these shows will be refunded at point of purchase and these performances will not be rescheduled.
This cancellation only affects the Come Through shows originally scheduled in Houston, Nashville, and New Orleans at the end of February. All other remaining Bon Iver tour dates are still scheduled as planned.
The cancellation comes not long after TU Dance co-founder and co-artistic director Uri Sands stepped down from his position in the company. As MN Star Tribune reports, Sands was sued by a member of TU Dance's board over alleged sexual misconduct involving a female former employee between 2015 and 2017, and "negligent supervision." His attorney Sara McGrane says that while Sands and the former employee had a "sexual relationship," he, and TU Dance, denied the accusation of misconduct or harassment.
Jeff Anderson, attorney for the former employee, said his client was "sexually exploited" by Sands, and that the alleged misconduct she experienced included "nonconsensual sexual intercourse."
Sands' wife and fellow co-founder, Toni Pierce-Sands, will remain on as artistic director of TU Dance following Sands' departure. "We believe Mr. Sands' resignation will help TU Dance move forward in providing a safe and healthy environment for all," a news release about the move reads.