Emo-country-rock outfit Pinegrove have canceled their upcoming North American tour dates following accusations of “sexual coercion” against lead singer Evan Stephens Hall.
Hall addressed the matter Tuesday on the band’s official Facebook account. “I am so sorry,” he wrote, before delving into details of his “convoluted, heavy, emotional” relationship with his unnamed accuser. “[W]hile it was by no means a simple relationship, it was sustained tenderly and I believed sincerely that it was mutual. I absolutely never threatened her, I never leveraged anything against her. I believed all of our decisions to be based in love.”
He continued, “[S]till, I am coming to terms with the fact that I monumentally misread the situation. I am trying earnestly to follow this line as deeply as it goes to reflect on all of the things I could have done, and can do, better.”
Hall went on to apologize for viewing his fans as potential sexual partners and added that he has been in therapy since Nov. 15.
Read Hall’s statement above.