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Tommy Vext (Ex-Bad Wolves) To Tour Texas This Month On The ‘F*ck Cancel Culture Tour’, Claims He Was “Financially Bullied Into Submission” To Scrap His Solo Album


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Former Bad Wolves/Divine Heresy frontman Tommy Vext will be hitting the road soon on the ‘Fuck Cancel Culture Tour‘. That trek will take place later this month in Texas and run as follows:

04/23 Ft. Worth, TX – Panther Pavilion
04/24 El Paso, TX – Rockhouse
04/26 Lubbock, TX – Jake’s Sports Cafe
04/27 Austin, TX – Come & Take It Live
04/28 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey

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Texas was one of the first U.S. states to re-open at 100% following roughly a year of COVID-19 related restrictions having been imposed. Vext himself officially exited Bad Wolves this past January as pressure mounted on the band following Vext‘s frequent expression of his right wing political opinions and his sharing of various conspiracy theories across his social media.

He has repeatedly decried being a victim of ‘cancel culture’ over the past year or so after having become more vocal about some of his more controversial views. It’s a topic he has since translated to his official merchandise.

Vext also made headlines last year after having been accused of domestic violence by an ex-girlfriend. That matter was eventually settled in court.

Vext‘s decision to tour amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is not a surprising one as he has long been critical of the validity of the COVID-19 pandemic and how it has been handled in terms of restrictions on personal & public freedoms. This past February he commented on having been diagnosed with the disease himself. Speaking at that time about the mask mandate in Los Angeles, CA, he stated:

“LA has a mask mandate for outdoor gyms. This feels like complete stupidity given what we know about the C-V 1 9 and after having survived its flu like symptoms I’m still astonished at the enforcement in certain areas. But that’s just my opinion.”

Since departing Bad Wolves, Vext launched a $100,000 GoFundMe to help complete and release his new solo album. As of press time, that campaign currently sits at $177,736. In a statement issued in January, Vext stated:

“Over the past year I’ve recorded over 37 songs by myself. Due to COVID. There was no way for the band to get together and to work on a record. And so I worked fever feverishly in the studio with different artists producers and songwriters, and after 37 songs were completed, it was very clear that I had become a solo artist.”

The fate of that record appears to have since fallen into legal dispute however, as Vext himself revealed last month on March 15th:

“We are still in the process of negotiating my exit from Bad Wolves LLC. It is clear that the original album I made last year will either not come out or be given to another act on the label to perform as their own. Unfortunately fighting this would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars and take years to get resolved so I have been financially bullied into submission on this issue.

The good news is my biography is about 60% edited and we are getting closer to publishing everyday.

The cover album is still sitting until the legal agreements can be signed off on but I’m excited to get those out to you guys as soon as I can.

Please note I have been threatened to be sued if I release the tracks prior to a finalized agreement. I know it sucks but it is what it is. This is the reality of the music buisness.

God Bless you all, keep praying that justice wins and I can’t wait to share with you all the new things I’ve been busy working on.”

As he mentioned, he does intend to go forward with the release of a covers album. He recorded a series of covers for the Bad Wolves Patreon over the course of 2020 and recently has been posting some of them on his YouTube channel.

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