Pinegrove Announce First Tour Dates Since Hiatus
A year after the New Jersey emo band Pinegrove went on hiatus following sexual coercion claims, the group will hit the road beginning Nov. 23 with a show at First Congregational Church in Montclair, New Jersey. In a message to fans, the band explained that they will be donating a portion of profits from each ticket on the small run of late-2018 shows to Planned Parenthood.
"The safety of our fans is a priority and we wanna emphasize our commitment to making sure everyone is as comfortable as possible at our shows," they wrote. "With that in mind, we’ll be partnering with organizations and volunteers trained in active bystander intervention in each city. More details on that to come."
hello! we are playing a small run of shows towards the end of this year. tickets go on sale today at noon EST in the US and are on sale now in europe. we’ll be donating a portion of profits from each ticket sale to planned parenthood. the safety of our fans is a priority and we wanna emphasize our commitment to making sure everyone is as comfortable as possible at our shows. with that in mind, we’ll be partnering with organizations and volunteers trained in active bystander intervention in each city. more details on that to come. we’ll be providing further updates & information via our e-mail list – if you’re interested, please subscribe on our facebook page. tickets are available at the link in our bio. <& pinegrove
Pinegrove self-released their new album, Skylight, on Sept. 28, 10 months after going on hiatus due to claims of "sexual coercion" against lead singer Evan Stephens Hall. A recent lengthy profile in Pitchfork revealed the methodical path the band took to re-emerge following a long period of reflection. That reckoning included the alleged victim communicating with the band through a mediator and Hall entering therapy, as well as temporarily shelving Skylight album and going into radio silence.
In the wake of the allegations, Hall subsequently posted a lengthy Facebook post detailing a brief, intense relationship with the woman who accused him of sexual coercion, after which the group canceled their scheduled U.S. tour. Profits from the sale of Skylight will go towards a number of charities, including the Voting Rights Project, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention and Musicares.
Pinegrove tour dates (updated following initial Instagram post):
Nov. 23 -- Montclair, NJ @ First Congregational Church
Nov. 24 -- Boston, MA @The Sinclair
Nov. 26 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Nov. 27 -- Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
Dec. 1 -- Amsterdam, NL @ Sugar Factory
Dec. 3 -- Berlin, DE @ Cassiopeia
Dec. 5 -- Bristol, UK @ Thekla
Dec. 6 -- London, UK @ The Garage
Dec. 12 -- San Francisco, CA @ Great American Music Hall
Dec. 14 -- West Hollywood, CA @ Troubador