Jonny Craig Vents On His Former Band Emarosa Replacing Slaves On Blessthefall Tour


Last month Slaves were voted off the ‘Vans Warped Tour‘ over frontman Jonny Craig‘s apparent inappropriate drunken behavior towards their merch girl at the time. The band later revealed that the incident also cost them their agent and their fall tour. That tour as it turns out, was Blessthefall‘s ‘To Those Left Behind Tour‘. A little extra salt in the wound for Craig came in the form of Emarosawho ejected Craig back in 2011 for his addiction issues—replacing Slaves on the bill. Craig himself vented on the move with the short-lived tweet:

“Fuck it. I wanna thank Blessthefall for not only kicking us off the fall tour but also putting Emarosa as the replacement, hahaha. Can’t wait to announce OUR fall tour.”

The band themselves have now commented on the matter:

“Since its pushing its way around the internet we will address the situation with blessthefall.

Yeah, we were confirmed on their upcoming tour, we were put on this tour because we were going to play 3 weeks on Warped Tour which is huge promo and hype. This is a business, should a band bring out support that played 3 shows since April because they got kicked off Warped for a tour that starts in October? Probably not.

Blessthefall pays management and their team to make the best business decisions there is for the band. Emarosa was considered for this tour before we were ever confirmed. I remember speaking to members of BTF about the options and them being one.

They coincidently were the only band available for the tour short notice. We don’t believe BTF did anything out of hatred for our band. We are still good friends with the guys in BTF, and have another Fall tour we think you all are going to love.

Jonny posted a short tweet, surprised and angry of the situation and deleted the post within 10 minutes of talks between the band and the Blessthefall dudes and it all being put into perspective. Jonny nor our band have hate for BTF, great dudes, great music, great hair.

All love”