The Word Alive

The Word Alive Address Backlash Over Deciding To Peacefully Resolve Recent Theft On Tour


The Word Alive frontman Tyler “Telle” Smith has addressed the negative feedback aimed towards him and his bandmates on how they handled the recent theft of some of their belongings while on tour in Michigan. Earlier this week the band were able to track down some of their items that were freshly stolen thanks to an AirTag being stashed within.

A series of posts shared by Smith yesterday (November 29th) detailed how the incident played out. Smith revealed that the band and crew decided to drive to the residence their stolen items were at according to the tracking device and eventually wound up hanging out with the alleged perpetrators of the theft, offering them weed, whiskey and $20 as a “peace offering” in gratitude for the return of their items.

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While some decried how dangerous such a situation could play out and the band’s apparent lack of involving the police in the situation, others took issue with the band essentially paying off the alleged thieves. Speaking today on the matter, Smith revealed that the band did try to involve the police, but they didn’t show up. He commented:

The band continue to tour with Starset with the following dates booked:

12/01 McKees Rock, PA – Roxian
12/03 Buffalo, NY – Rapids Theater
12/04 New York, NY – Irving Plaza
12/05 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore Silver Spring
12/07 Charlotte, NC – The Fillmore Charlotte
12/08 Nashville, TN – Brooklyn Bowl
12/10 St Louis, MO – Delmar Hall
12/11 Madison, WI – The Sylvee
12/12 Minneapolis, MN – The Fillmore Minneapolis
12/14 Des Moines, IA – Wooly’s
12/15 Chicago, IL – House Of Blues
12/17 Detroit, MI – Majestic Theatre

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