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Falling In Reverse Singer Kicks I See Stars Off Tour For Alleged Drug Use & Unprofessionalism

I See Stars have been kicked off of “The Thug In Me Is You Tour” by Falling In Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke. As Radke, who himself has a long history of trouble with the law explains it, the band were ejected for using drugs and being unprofessional.

Radke‘s statement on the matter can be read below:

“I wanted to let everyone know I See Stars is no longer on the tour. We had offered them the tour several months back and then not long after we sent the offer, the entire band was arrested for drug possession. If you have been following my story, you know I am very serious about my sobriety and have been sober for 4+ years now. I decided to remove them from the tour at that time as I did not want drug users in my environment.

After we informed them they would no longer be on the tour for that reason, their label approached us and asked us to give them a 2nd chance, they assured us the band would not use drugs and they would be professional on my tour. We came to an agreement and I gave them their 2nd chance.

Throughout this entire tour, they have been unprofessional. They have rarely showed up on time and have caused undue difficulty on my crew plus employees of the various venues. It’s been next to impossible to keep the show running on time. I feel at this point we have no choice but to continue on without them.

We’re simply trying to deliver the best possible show to all you guys and we don’t feel like we can do that with I See Stars. We’re stoked to continue on with Enter Shikari, Letlive and Matt Toka (on select dates). I’ll see you at the shows. Love and respect, Ronnie.”

I See Stars, who were arrested drug possession in late August, countered Radke‘s statement with their own, which reads as follows:

“We have been kicked off the Falling In Reverse Tour by Ronnie Radke. It has nothing to do with “drugs” or “being late” His statement is entirely false. An official statement from Sumerian Records showing the truth of why we were removed is coming. All emails and contracts have been documented and will be shown publicly in the response to Ronnie‘s post.

You will find out exactly what happened and you will be disgusted to say the least. We promise you us getting ejected today has absolutely nothing to do with his lies about drug use on the tour or being late. It has everything to do with Ronnie‘s antagonistic violent behavior towards us, his ego, his malicious intent, his financial greed and his demands of no one being allowed to know the truth behind the scenes of this tour.”

The feud has since spilled over to Twitter with I See StarsAndrew Oliver stating:

“I’m really bummed. We tried so hard to keep the peace. Unfortunately in the end one of us was threatened with violence, that’s just too much”

I See StarsZachary Johnson also made numerous tweets on the situation, with one in particular stating that violence occured between the two groups tour managers:

Falling in reverses TM punches my tour manager. Thank you for yet another lawsuit.”

“Everyone who supports @ronnieradke. You will learn that he is a moral demon and a bad person. FUUUUCCCK YOU sincerely yours Zachary j”

I See Stars‘ apparent tour manager Bobby Pysar has confirmed that an altercation took place, offering the following via Twitter:

“Got punched in the face by @FIRofficial 47 year old TM Gary McDaniel. Violence is never the answer. @RonnieRadke has not changed one bit!!!”

“The last time I used violence as the answer was over fighting in the war for this country so FUCK YOU @FIRofficial @RonnieRadke and TM!!!”

“Thank you to everyone for the support right now! @RonnieRadke has not changed and still is the same guy who beat his GF and threw Mic stands”

“Having a security guard 24/7 just shows that @RonnieRadke talks that much shit that he needs security for fear of his ass getting kicked!!!!”

Comments

  • southpawchew

    how many drugs do u have to do to get kicked off a tour named “The Thug In Me Is You Tour”?

    • Fred Fred Burger (Darkdevout)

      The band musta had Charlie Sheen

  • revstevo

    vaginas.

  • kturl69

    Fuck Ronnie Radke. Pussy bitch.

    • Fred Fred Burger (Darkdevout)

      Well said my friend.

  • adamonfire

    I See Stars is from this area (2 or 3 of them went to the high school I graduated from), and tonight Ronnie kicked out about 15 people who were chanting “I See Stars”. Whatevs, letlive. and Enter Shikari killed it.

    • southpawchew

      i dont know who iss or fir are but if i paid to see them and they wherent there id be pissed as shit and chant for them too.

      • adamonfire

        If you’re from the Metro area like I am, it takes about 20-30 minutes each way to get there and you’ll pay $5-$10 to park – not too much, but considering tickets were around $20 each car is about 25-50% of a ticket price. Ronnie said that if people were there to see ISS they should have gotten a refund and not entered the venue – which I don’t necessarily disagree with.

      • BlueBalls

        Was the venue actually offering refunds or was this Radke kid just being a little bitch? I don’t think many venues would offer a refund over an opening band being thrown off of the bill. If it was a co-headliner, maybe.

        The good news is that that mascara covered pussy didn’t send anyone to shoot the chanters in the parking lot for him.

      • adamonfire

        I don’t think so, they just had a sheet up at the Will Call about ISS not being there. I had my tickets in hand so I skipped that line, not sure what their official policy is. Got my Underoath ticket, ahhhhhh yeah.

  • Lordgrayskull777

    I have absolutely no knowledge of who any of these bands are, as I come from the old school of heavy metal. Hence, I will not leave an opinion on their music.

    However, I do have knowledge of who Gary McDaniel is. He was Danzig’s tour manager for the I 777 Luciferi tour with Prong and Damnaged in 2002. Honest opinion from my experience with the guy, he was easily the worst tour manager I ever worked with in my life in the music business. Surprised he is still in the business with his abysmal attitude. If he took a swing at a musician in an opening band, it would not surprise me at all.

  • WorsnopLoverXEX

    Ronnie Radtke is against drug use but what about killing 17 year olds you worthless fuck?

    Fuck this cunt and his useless band. For him to call anyone unprofessional is fucking ridiculous.

  • cma3585

    First time I’ve ever been excited about something coming from Sumerian Records.

  • Cyanidenailbomb

    Unprofessional? Isn’t this the asshole who threw mic stands into the crowd at an amusement park?

    • universalawakening

      ding ding ding!

      “In September 2012, Radke was arrested again, and was charged with Simple & Aggravated assault following a show at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, NJ. Towards the end of the band’s performance, Radke threw three microphone stands into the crowd. Two fans were hit and sustained head injuries. He has posted bail and was released.[18] After this incident, Six Flags Great Adventure officials announced a ban on all future metal concerts”

      this guy has no business throwing people off of a tour.

    • universalawakening
  • http://myspace.com/blessedwithoutaheart mouthEXPLOS1ON

    Ive always had this disgust with Ronnie ever since he went up the road. I wish this useless twat would have just stayed out of the music scene when he got out. In just the past few months he has been arrested for “Simple & Aggravated assault”, “corporal injury to spouse” and “false imprisonment.” This is the guy thats going to get mad at some young rockstars for getting high on the “Thug in you is Me Tour”?! What a piece of work. I See Stars are some great guys and I have about a billion times more respect for them than I will ever for this hypocrite.

  • AMeN

    Interestingly enough about a month before the microphone incident he was arrested for beating his girlfriend up.

    http://lasvegascitylife.com/blog/culture-alert/metal-singer-ronnie-radke-busted-again.html

  • The Shark™

    They were arrested for possession of hallucinogens.

    They’re called I See Stars.

    Ronnie Radke is legally retarded in 48 states.

  • Hotdog Fingers

    This dude seems like a ho and looks like one too. I would treat him as such to make a littler papa’.

  • http://www.bondage.org monkeywithagun

    Fuck this Ronnie Radk guy.