Brand New cancel UK tour in wake of sexual assault allegations against Jesse Lacey

Singer Jesse Lacey faced sexual assault allegations last week so Brand New have cancelled their UK tour

Posting on Facebook, the band wrote: “Due to the events of the last few days, Brand New will be postponing it’s upcoming three shows in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Ticket refunds will be accepted at the original point of purchase.”

The announcement follows allegations detailed by a woman on Facebook, who claims that Lacey “Solicited nudes from me starting when I was 15 and he was 24”.

Lacey has since issued a direct response in which he apologised for causing “Pain and harm”.

This week touring guitarist Kevin Devine also announced that he would be leaving the tour in light of the allegations.

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