As I Lay Dying

House Of Blues Defend Booking As I Lay Dying At Their Venues


As I Lay Dying frontman Tim Lambesis‘ return to active duty fronting the band following his release from prison in 2016 continues to cause controversy with a reporter from the Boston Herald recently taking issue with the band being booked at the House Of Blues in Boston, MA for a November 25th show.

Some fans have apparently complained about Lambesis being booked at the venue given his criminal past—he attempted to hire a hitman to murder his then wife back in 2013 and later went on to serve two years in prison. In response, a spokesperson for the venue chain has since defended their decision to book the band. They issued the following statement to the publication on the matter:

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“Though staff and management may not agree with particular performers appearing at our venues, ticket buyers have the right to purchase tickets or not purchase tickets.”

Since returning in 2018, several of the band’s shows have been cancelled amid public outcry. Despite that, the band continue to remain a hot ticket with numerous stops across the globe having sold out. This latest date in question is a part of As I Lay Dying‘s fall North American tour with After The Burial and Emmure. Seven of those shows will take place at House Of Blues venues.

Following several public apologies from Lambesis himself, As I Lay Dying released a documentary titled ‘Misery Evolving‘ this past spring to further explain their decision to forgive Lambesis and reunite as a band.

[via Blabbermouth]