Bad Omens has dropped off the Senses Fail / Amity Affliction tour, but the young band is claiming it is not about the size of its name on poster artwork, as previously reported. Senses Fail tweeted that the “Misery Will Find You” tour will no longer include Bad Omens because they were “unhappy about the size of their name on the artwork and felt the need to pull out the day after we announced the tour.”
The announcement added that the bands were looking for a replacement.
MISERY WILL FIND YOU TOUR UPDATE pic.twitter.com/nlgtoVNhi7— Senses Fail (@SensesFail) November 8, 2018
Although it is not uncommon for artists or, rather, their management, to show concern about such matters as font size on posters or live performance photos, Bad Omens was quick to dispute the claim and was candid in doing so. In a Facebook post, the band said it did not want to make a “big deal” out of the departure but “due to both Senses Fail and The Amity Affliction’s attempts to publicly drag our name in the mud along with all of the online bullying they’ve not only welcomed but encouraged – they’ve forced our hand.”
Bad Omens said, without going into specifics, that terms of the support slot were negotiated but not honored and after their team “politely and professionally asked” for the terms to be honored, “they” refused. “Specific assets requested were neither sent or approved,” the post says. “We aren’t going to be another young band that gets pushed around by older bands. … This public shaming campaign the bands have created online is both ironic and symbolic to the situation, as well as confirmation we made the right choice by leaving this tour.”