Jeff Rosenstock calls out gropers after Austin show incident, expands tour, including free Brooklyn show
Jeff Rosenstock is on tour now, having already played NYC six times this year, and he's got a seventh show here coming up. It's a free one happening on May 30 at Brooklyn Night Bazaar with the Max Levine Ensemble and other bands TBA.
Jeff is currently on a run with Chumped, which will be nearby NYC this weekend on Sunday (4/26) at Asbury Lanes (tickets). Both Jeff and Chumped were announced last night for The Fest. Updated dates are listed below.
In less happy news, at the recent Austin stop of the Jeff/Chumped tour, a woman tweeted about being "groped by five or more straight white dudes" because they said she "didn't deserve front row." Jeff took to his Twitter to call those guys out, and his series of tweets reads:
It is complete total fucking bullshit that ****** didn't get to enjoy our show tonight because of male entitlement bullshit.
It is COMPLETELY TOTALLY INSANE TO ME THAT A FAN WAS GROPED AND HAD FINGERS SLIPPED UP HER SKIRT TONIGHT. MALE FANS WHO DID THIS: REALLY?!?!
To whoever did this: YOU SEXUALLY ASSAULTED SOMEONE TONIGHT. YOU VIOLATED A HUMAN BEING. ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME?
THERE IS NO PLACE FOR YOU AT OUR SHOWS IF YOU DON'T HAVE RESPECT FOR WOMEN. FUCKING NONE. STOP LISTENING, STOP ATTENDING.
AND STOP GOING TO PUNK SHOWS PERIOD. THIS IS A SCENE BASED ON RESPECT FOR OTHERS.
AND MAYBE JUST DON'T GO OUT IN PUBLIC UNTIL YOU REALIZE THAT WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER, WE'RE ALL EQUAL AND WE ALL DESERVE TO FEEL SAFE.
Maybe I need to say this more clearly although I thought it was clear as fucking day...
IF YOU ARE SEXIST, HOMOPHOBIC, RACIST, ETC. YOU ARE MISSING THE POINT OF EVERYTHING WE DO. PLEASE STOP "SUPPORTING" US IN ANY WAY
OR BETTER YET, IF YOU DON'T HAVE RESPECT FOR OTHERS AND YOU'RE READING THIS... STOP. YOU CAN CHANGE. YOU CAN BE BETTER.
THE WORLD IS EVOLVING BEYOND PREJUDICE. STOP BEING A DUMBSHIT, START RESPECTING THOSE UNLIKE YOU AND BE AHEAD OF THE PACK.
That is a bummer to hear.
Jeff's new album, We Cool?, came out earlier this year via SideOneDummy. Stream it in full, with his updated list of dates, below...
Jeff Rosenstock -- 2015 Tour Dates
Apr 21 The Forge Birmingham, AL*
Apr 22 Masquerade / Purgatory Atlanta, GA*
Apr 23 Cat's Cradle Back Room Carrboro, NC*
Apr 24 Strange Matter Richmond, VA*
Apr 25 Comet Ping Pong Washington, DC*
Apr 26 Asbury Lanes Asbury Park, NJ*
May 09 Theatre of Living Arts Philadelphia, PA w/ Alkaline Trio
May 30 Brooklyn Night Bazaar Brooklyn, NY
Oct 30 - Nov 1 The Fest Gainesville, FL
* - w/ Chumped