It's been almost surreal to witness the downfall of PWR BTTM happen so dramatically in such a short amount of time. This time last week the duo were preparing to release their sophomore album, grace magazine covers and tour internationally over the next year. But after allegations of sexual assault broke online Thursday, the band's hype turned toxic. Festivals dropped them from lineups, music stores attempted to return their album, and opening bands quit their upcoming tour. Over the weekend PWR BTTM's label, Polyvinyl Record Company, announced they'd no longer be working with pop-punk duo in a statement.
The band has now seemingly canceled their upcoming tour. While Ben Hopkins and Liv Bruce have yet to make an official statement, St. Louis venue Off Broadway confirmed on Facebook that the tour had been axed. As of now, dates in Missoula, New Orleans, Chicago, Providence, Montreal, Tallahassee, Orlando, St. Louis, Salt Lake City and Durham have been officially canceled. Venues are not being cagey about why they've canceled shows. Chicago's Subterranean shared that they "do not take these allegations lightly and stand firmly in support of survivors of sexual assault everywhere."