Lil Wayne threatens to leave current blink-182 tour during his set

UPDATE (July 12, 2:09 p.m. EST):

Lil Wayne has responded to all the head-scratching questions surrounding his “speech” at last night’s stop of his co-headlining tour with blink-182.

“Yesterday was krazy! But I want all my fans to know I won’t be quitting this tour!” the rapper posted on Twitter.

He continues: “I’m having too much fun with my bros blink-182. Bangor, ME See you tomorrow!”

We guess that kind of answers one of the zillions of questions we still have.

ORIGINAL POST (July 12, 1:03 p.m. EST):

Well, it looks like Lil Wayne isn’t feeling blink-182’s current tour or their fanbase.

On Friday (July 12), a video from the Bristow, Virginia stop of the tour surfaced online with the rapper stopping midway through his set to speak with the audience. Instead of it being a form of banter or some kind of interaction with those in the crowd, the rapper all but threatens to leave the tour.

In a fan-shot video (which can be seen above), Lil Wayne asks for forgiveness before telling the crowd that it’s just not his “swag.” He continues by saying he doesn’t know how much longer he’ll last on tour and ends it by saying that it might be his final show on the outing.

“Please forgive me, but I am so not used to performing to a crowd, and there’s not too many, you know like still, that’s not my swag,” Lil Wayne can be heard saying in the video.

He continues: “I’m not sure how long I’m going to be able to do this tour but make some noise for blink-182 for including me anyway. This might be my last night, though, let’s go.”

At the time of publication, neither camp has released an official statement on the matter. For those following the summertime excursion, the co-headlining tour just kicked off at the end of June.

While there is no show tonight, the tour is supposed to take over the Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine tomorrow night with a month-and-a-half of shows still on the itinerary. We guess we just have to sit back and see what happens.

The full list of tour dates can be found here.

It doesn’t seem like many fans would be upset if Lil Wayne was to leave the tour; the initial reactions to the lineup we not exactly welcoming to the rapper’s addition to the pop-punk-centric lineup.

Blink-182 to perform ‘Enema of the State’ in its entirety during their upcoming summer tour

Enema of the State may not be old enough to legally drink in the United States yet, but it’s reached a huge anniversary milestone which will be celebrated later this year. On Wednesday (June 5), blink-182 confirmed that they will perform their breakout record in its entirety during their upcoming summer tour.

“To celebrate 20 years, we’re playing Enema of the State in its entirety all summer long!” the band tweeted.

As if performing the 1999 album in full during the upcoming tour wasn’t enough, blink also revealed that they will play the album in its entirety during their Riot Fest set in September.

As per Riot Fest tradition, blink joins a lengthy list of other bands previously confirmed for this honor.

The Flaming Lips (Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots), WEEN (The Mollusk), Bloc Party (Silent Alarm), Taking Back Sunday (Tell All Your Friends and Louder Now), Dashboard Confessional (The Places You Have Come to Fear the Most), Against Me! (Reinventing Axl Rose and Transgender Dysphoria Blues), Glassjaw (Worship & Tribute), Senses Fail (Let it Enfold You and From the Depths of Dreams), and the newly-reunited AVAIL (Over the James) were all confirmed last month.

Enema of the State was released in June 1999 through MCA. The record, blink’s third studio effort, produced several of the group’s biggest hits including “All the Small Things,” “Adam’s Song,” and “What’s My Age Again?” Finding a home on a slew of “Greatest Albums” and “Best of” lists, the record peaked at the number nine spot on the Billboard 200 chart. To date, it has been certified five times platinum.

In May, blink-182 announced a colossal summer outing with Lil Wayne and Neck Deep. Some fans were left scratching their heads over the rapper’s addition to the pop-punk-centric roster.

The upcoming trek will find the acts performing at venues across the continent throughout June, July, August, and September. The 39-stop outing includes stops in major North American cities including Indianapolis, Toronto, Columbia, Charlotte, Tampa, Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, Detroit, St. Louis, and more.

The co-headlining excursion begins on June 27 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus and concludes two and a half months later on Sept. 10 in Camden, New Jersey at the BB&T Pavilion. The full list of tour dates can be found here.

Blink-182 and Lil Wayne team up for a massive summertime tour

“Two pop-punk bands and a rapper walk into a concert venue…”

No, this isn’t the beginning of some cheesy joke. This is actually the beginning of one of this summer’s biggest tours. On Monday (May 6), blink-182 confirmed plans to embark on a colossal summer outing alongside Lil Wayne and Neck Deep.

The upcoming trek will find the acts performing at venues across the continent throughout June, July, August, and September. The 39-stop outing includes stops in major North American cities including Indianapolis, Toronto, Columbia, Charlotte, Tampa, Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, San Diego, Seattle, Detroit, St. Louis, and more.

The co-headlining excursion begins on June 27 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus and concludes two and a half months later on Sept. 10 in Camden, New Jersey at the BB&T Pavilion.

Lil Wayne will not perform at a handful of dates including Toronto (July 7), Holmdel (July 9), El Paso (Aug. 4), Wichita (Sept. 6), and Council Bluffs (Sept. 7) as well as blink-182’s previously announced music festival appearances.

Pre-sale tickets for the shows go on sale this Tuesday, May 7, at 10 a.m. local time. General ticket sales begin this Friday, May 10, at 10 a.m. local time.

In addition to the tour dates and venues, the acts unveiled their “What’s My Age Again?”/ “A Milli” mash-up. Watch the video of the unlikely collaboration above.

The co-headlining tour news comes a week or so after drummer Travis Barker posted the cover of Complex magazine circa December 2006 which featured him and Lil Wayne. The post simply read “This throwback” with a set of side eyes and Lil Wayne and Complex’s social media handles.

Barker and Lil Wayne working together is not at all surprising. Lil Wayne previously worked with Barker on the drummer’s 2011 solo album Give the Drummer Some.

In March, frontman Mark Hoppus told NME that the band was currently in the studio recording the “darker and aggressive” follow-up to 2016’s California.

“It’s very different to California. It’s a lot more aggressive. It’s darker in theme and tone,” Hoppus told the publication.

“If you like California to Enema of the State, then this album is more like the untitled record where we are trying to experiment more: trying to experiment more, trying different sounds, and trying to expand upon what people think blink-182 is.”

Speculations have begun that blink-182 will release their long-awaited follow-up to California sometime in the summer.

For now, the full list of tour dates can be found below.


June 27 – Columbus, OH @ Nationwide Arena
June 29 – Hartford, CT @ XFINITY Theatre
June 30 – Atlantic City, NJ @ Vans Warped Tour^
July 1 – Saratoga Springs, NY @ Saratoga Performing Arts Center
July 3 – Indianapolis, IN @ Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
July 5 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
July 6 – Burgettstown, PA @ KeyBank Pavillion
July 7 – Toronto, ON @ Budweiser Stage *
July 9 – Holmdel, NJ @ P.N.C. Bank Arts Center *
July 10 – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center
July 11 – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live
July 13 – Bangor, ME @ Darling’s Waterfront Pavillion
July 14 – Festival d’été de Québec ^
July 16 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH @ Blossom Music Center
July 17 – Darien Center, NY @ Darien Lake Ampitheatre
July 19 – New York, NY @ Good Morning America
July 20 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Veterans United Home Loans Ampitheatre
July 21 – Columbia, MD @ Merriweather Post Pavillion
July 23 – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavillion
July 25 – West Palm Beach @ Coral Sky Ampitheatre
July 26 – Tampa, FL @ MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Ampitheatre
July 27 – Atlanta, GA @ Cellaris Ampitheatre at Lakewood
July 29 – Jacksonville, FL @ Daily’s Place
July 31 – Houston, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 1 – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Ampitheater
Aug. 2 – Dallas, TX @ The Dos Equis Pavilion
Aug. 4 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center *
Aug. 5 – Phoenix, AZ @ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Aug. 7 – San Diego, CA @ North Island Credit Union Ampitheatre
Aug. 8 – Los Angles, CA @ The Forum
Aug. 9 – San Francisco, CA @ Outside Lands ^
Aug. 27 – Irvine, CA @ FivePoint Ampitheatre
Aug. 30 – Portland, OR @ Sunlight Supply Ampitheater
Aug. 31 – Seattle, WA @ White River Ampitheatre
Sept. 2 – Salt Lake City, UT @ USANA Ampitheatre
Sept. 4 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Sept. 6 – Wichita, KS @ Hartman Arena *
Sept. 7 – Council Bluffs, IA @ Stir Cove *
Sept. 8 – Kansas City, MO @ Providence Medical Center Ampitheater
Sept. 10 – Detroit, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre
Sept. 14 – St. Loius, MO @ Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre
Sept. 16 – Cincinnati, OH @ Riverbend Music Center
Sept. 18 – Camden, NJ @ BB&T Pavilion

* without Lil Wayne
^ blink-182 festival date

Neck Deep bassist exits band

It looks like Neck Deep will be down a band member when their fall tour kicks off later this week. On Tuesday (Sept. 4), the Welsh band announced the departure of longtime bassist Fil Thrope-Evans just a couple of days before hitting the road for their North American tour. While some may want to twist the departure into something negative, the band shared a statement directly from Thorpe-Evans where he assures fans to “leave no room for speculation and make it clear that this is a decision born of positivity, not negativity, with no ill feeling involved.”

In his letter, Thrope-Evans reveals that his time in Neck Deep was nothing short of a “dream come true” and that he will forever be grateful for his time in the group and his former band mates who have been nothing but supportive over his difficult decision.

“Also want to mention early on in this that the guys in the band have been super supportive of my decision, and I know they are going to continue on their path to world domination with no problem.”

He goes on to explain that the next chapter in his life will be filled with a lot of new goals including music, business, and family. He also reveals he has been spending a lot of free time working on other music projects for himself and producing for others. Though no specifics have been mentioned, he assures fans that he will be sharing new music soon.

He closes his letter by telling the fans that he is remaining true to who he really is and he hopes that anyone reading his letter will do the same.

“I also hope this can serve as an inspiration to anyone out there who might be scared to chase their passion. Seriously, life is way too short for negativity, unhappiness, or delayed dreams, so start today and go for it!”

Thrope-Evans’ full letter to fans can be read here.

As mentioned above, Neck Deep’s tour with Trophy Eyes, Stand Atlantic, WSTR and Gardenside is set to begin this Thursday, Sept. 6, at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz, California. No word yet on whether the band will have anyone fill in during the upcoming trek.


Sept. 06 – Santa Cruz, CA – Catalyst^
Sept. 07 – Ventura, CA – Ventura Theater^
Sept. 08 – Las Vegas, NV – BK Bowl^
Sept. 10 – Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre^
Sept. 11 – Lubbock, TX – Jakes^
Sept. 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom^
Sept. 14 – Louisville, KY – Headliners^
Sept. 15 – Nashville, TN – Marathon^
Sept. 16 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay^
Sept. 18 – Columbia, SC – Music Farm^
Sept. 19 – Greensboro, NC – Arizona Pete’s ^
Sept. 20 – Richmond, VA – National^
Sept. 21 – Long Island, NY – Stereo Garden^
Sept. 22 – Sayreville, NJ – Starland^
Sept. 24 – New Haven, CT – Webster^
Sept. 25 – Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom^
Sept. 27 – Pittsburgh, PA – Mr. Smalls^
Sept. 28 – Detroit, MI – Royal Oak^
Sept. 29 – Cleveland, OH – Agora^
Sept. 30 – Toronto, ON – Danforth^
Oct. 02 – Cincinnati, OH – Bogarts^
Oct. 03 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Clyde^
Oct. 05 – Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club^
Oct. 06 – Des Moines, IA – Woolys*
Oct. 07 – Omaha, NE – Sokol*
Oct. 09 – Boulder, CO – Boulder Theater *
Oct. 10 – Grand Junction, CO – Mesa Theater*
Oct. 12 – San Luis Obispo, CA – Fremont*
Oct. 13 – San Diego, CA – SOMA *

^ with Trophy Eyes

* with Gardenside

As It Is parts ways with longtime guitarist

If you’re a fan of As It Is, then you may notice that someone will be missing from the stage during the group’s last set to tour dates. On Monday (Oct. 9), the British band announced that they had parted way with longtime guitarist Andy Westhead. News of Westhead’s exit began when a fan took to Twitter to make sure the musician was okay after not being present at a recent show.

Westhead responded to the inquiry with “I guess the others didn’t think you guys were worth an explanation either – I wish the others would allow me to be there.” A few hours after the post was made public, the remaining members of the group (Patty Walters, Patrick Foley, Benjamin Langford-Biss, Alistair Testo) released an unofficial press statement about Westhead’s abrupt departure. According to the letter, the band wanted to reveal the news to their longtime followers, but they were hoping to “make one with Andy’s full involvement and approval.” That ended up not being the case when Westhead went forward with his response to the fan’s question.

According to the statement, issue between the band members and Westhead began in August when they realized that they could no longer work with Westhead. As the letter goes on to explain, “feelings and differences had been building up for at least a year” and even though they tried to make things better, things did not improve. According to the group, they constantly conversed with Westhead, reiterating that the reason for them moving forward without him all stemmed from the same issue and were surprised when Westhead took to social media to throw the other band members under the bus. As It Is’ full statement about Westhead’s exit can be read here.

As It Is is currently in the middle of Neck Deep’s “The Peace and the Panic” UK/ European tour. After wrapping up their time on the tour in late October, As It Is will join Waterparks on their “Made in America” tour which will find them performing across North America during the months of November and December. Earlier this year, As It Is released their sophomore album, Okay.

Neck Deep to tour North America in 2018

Neck Deep just wrapped up their summer on the 2017 Vans Warped tour, but don’t expect the Welsh band to take a break from their North American fans any time soon. On Monday (Aug. 7), the group announced plans to return to North America at the beginning of the new year for a brand new tour. The over-a-month-long trek will kick off on Jan. 18 at the Observatory in Santa Ana, California and wrap up on Feb. 28 at the Henry Ford Theatre in Los Angeles. The excursion will find the group performing at several major cities across North America including Seattle, Toronto, New York, Atlanta, and more.

Taking to Twitter Monday morning, the band announced the tour news to their legion of followers with a simple message that read: “We’re coming back!” accompanied by ticket sale information. General ticket sales for the upcoming tour will go on sale beginning this Friday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m. local time while members of Neck Deep’s Soundcheck Club are currently able to purchase tickets for the tour here. While the band’s massive North American tour isn’t set to begin until 2018, the band had previously announced a special acoustic tour which will take place just in time for the release of their new album, The Peace and the Panic.

Neck Deep’s upcoming tours will be in support of The Peace and the Panic which is set to be released on Aug. 18 through Hopeless Records. Pre-orders for the album are currently available here. While the new album isn’t set to hit stores for another week, the band has given fans some samples of what to expect from the new album by releasing/playing three new tracks; Where Do We Go When We Go,” “Happy Judgement Day,” and “Motion Sickness.” The music video for “Happy Judgement Day” can be seen above while the complete list of Neck Deep tour dates can be seen below.

Aug. 11 – Los Angeles, CA – Space 15 Twenty
Aug. 13 – West Babylon, NY – Looney Tunes
Aug. 14 – Wilkes-Barre, PA – Gallery of Sound
Aug. 15 – Philadelphia, PA – FYE
Aug. 16 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Garden
Aug. 17 – Fords, NJ – Vintage Vinyl

Jan. 18 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory
Jan. 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
Jan. 22 – Dallas, TX – The Bomb Factory
Jan. 23 – San Antonio, TX – Alamo City Music Hall
Jan. 24 – Houston, TX – Warehouse Live
Jan. 26 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage
Jan. 27 – Tampa, FL – Orpheum Theatre
Jan. 28 – Orlando, FL – Plaza Live
Jan. 30 – Norfolk, VA – The NorVa
Jan. 31 – Baltimore, MD – Rams Head Live
Feb. 1 – Philadelphia, PA – Electric Factory
Feb. 2 – New York, NY – Playstation Theater
Feb. 3 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
Feb. 5 – Rochester, NY – Anthology
Feb. 6 – Montreal, QC – Club Soda
Feb. 7 – Ottawa, ON – Bronson Centre
Feb. 8 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
Feb. 9 – Detroit, MI – The Majestic
Feb. 10 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Theatre
Feb. 12 – Chicago, IL – Concord
Feb. 13 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue
Feb. 14 – Kansas City, MO – The Truman
Feb. 16 – Denver, CO – The Ogden Theatre
Feb. 17 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
Feb. 20 – Calgary, AB – MacEwan Ballroom
Feb. 21 – Edmonton, AB – Union Hall
Feb. 23 – Vancouver, BC – The Vogue Theatre
Feb. 24 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox
Feb. 25 – Portland, OR – Roseland Ballroom
Feb. 27 – San Francisco, CA – The Regency Ballroom
Feb. 28 – Los Angeles, CA – The Henry Fonda Theatre

Pierce the Veil to embark on the ‘Made to Destroy’ tour


If you weren’t able to catch Pierce the Veil earlier this year when they hit the road for their “Misadventures” tour, then get ready because the band is ready to hit the road once again. On Tuesday (July 19), the San Diego-founded group announced plans to embark on a North American fall tour. The tour excursion has been named the  “Made to Destroy” tour and will feature support from Welsh band, Neck Deep and Michigan’s I Prevail.

The month-and-a-half-long tour will kick off on Sept. 3 at the Warfield in San Francisco and wrap up on Oct. 16 at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles. VIP pre-sales are currently available on the band’s website while general admission tickets will go on sale beginning this Friday, July 22. The complete list of upcoming tour dates, as well as the official tour poster, can be seen below.


9/3 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
9/4 – Portland, OR @ Roseland Theater
9/6 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox SODO
9/7 – Boise, ID @ Revolution Concert House
9/9 – Salt Lake City, UT @ In The Venue
9/10 – Denver, CO @ High Elevation Festival*
9/12 – Wichita, KS @ Cotillion Ballroom
9/13 – Saint Paul, MN @ Myth Live
9/14 – Des Moines, IA @ 7 Flags Event Center
9/16 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
9/17 – Rochester, NY @ Main Street Armory
9/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Rock Allegiance*
9/20 – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
9/21 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant
9/23 – New Orleans, LA @ House of Blues
9/24 – Dallas, TX @ Texas Mutiny*
9/25 – Houston, TX @ Houston Open Air Festival*
9/27 – Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland
9/28 – Nashville, TN @ War Memorial Auditorium
9/30 – Detroit, MI @ Chill On The Hill**
10/1 – Louisville, KY @ Louder Than Life**
10/2 – Madison, WI @ Sonic Boom**
10/4 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
10/5 – Charlotte, NC @ Fillmore Charlotte
10/7 – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
10/8 – Orlando, FL @ House of Blues
10/9 – Tampa, FL @ Jannus Live
10/11 – San Antonio, TX @ Backstage Live
10/12 – Lubbock, TX @ Lonestar Amphitheater
10/14 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Marquee
10/15 – Fresno, CA @ Rainbow Ballroom
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Palladium

Earlier this summer, the Californian four-piece hit the road with I the Mighty and Movements on their “Misadventures” tour. During the trek, the band played their brand new album, Misadventures, in full; the only time, according to frontman Vic Fuentes, that such a thing would be done.

“We wanted to celebrate our new album by putting on a once in a lifetime performance for our fans and offer them something that we’ve never done in the past. Playing an album live in its entirety is a rare and unique experience,” Fuentes had said in a statement. “It’s special because it usually only happens once, and then it’s gone forever. We look forward to sharing these new songs and seeing everyone at the shows.”

Misadventures is the much-anticipated follow-up to the group’s massively successful 2012 release, Collide with the Sky.

Inaugural Texas Mutiny Festival to launch in Texas


Texas will be getting another massive rock-centric music festival this fall. On Monday (May 2), AEG Live (the people behind Rock on the Range, Carolina Rebellion, Rocklahoma, and more) announced plans to launch the first annual Texas Mutiny festival. In addition to the new music festival announcement, AEG has also unveiled the lengthy roster of bands that will make their way to the Dallas-Fort Worth area in September for 12 hours of non-stop music.

Avenged Sevenfold, Deftones, Chevelle, Pierce the Veil, Hellyeah, Of Mice & Men, Ghost, Candlebox, Nothing More, Starset, The Amity Affliction, Skindred, KYNG, Neck Deep, Shaman’s Harvest, Avatar, Twelve Foot Ninja, September Mourning, and more will all make the journey to the Lone Star state for the one day event.

“Considering the ongoing success we’ve had in Dallas for years with Edgefest and the new success story this year with Off the Rails, the DFW market is one that is primed and ready for a top-notch hard rock festival,” explains Joe Litvag, Executive Producer of Texas Mutiny for AEG Live. “We’re taking successful components from several of our other similar rock festivals to create an experience for music fans that is uniquely Texas. Our hope is that this is the first step toward establishing a long legacy that rock artists and rock fans in the Lone Star State can call their own!”

“AEG Live is one of the premier producers of rock festivals in the U.S., and we’re pleased to partner with them on one that reaches the hard rock audience,” Texas Motor Speedway President Eddie Gossage said about the new music festival. “Charlotte Motor Speedway, our sister venue in the Speedway Motorsports, Inc. family, has partnered with AEG Live for the [Monster Energy] Carolina Rebellion music festival since 2013 and we’re looking forward to hosting an equally successful event in the inaugural Texas Mutiny.”

Texas Mutiny will invade the Texas Motor Speedway in Dallas-Fort Worth on Saturday, Sept. 24. For those living in Texas, or those who might want to take a trip to the Dallas-Fort Worth area, specially priced general admission and VIP tickets will be available beginning Wednesday, May 4. The special pre-sale will run from Wednesday to Friday, May 6 at 9:59 AM CDT, so make sure to obtain your tickets as soon as they go on sale. For more information about Texas Mutiny, head on over to the festival’s website here.


So What?! Music Festival Unveil More Artists for 2016


The So What?! Music Festival just keeps getting bigger and better. A little under a month since their last update, the folks behind So What?! have unveiled a large list of artists taking the stage at the weekend-long show in March of 2016. Back in October, it was announced that acts like New Found Glory, Bayside, Being As An Ocean, Emery, Saosin featuring Anthony Green on vocals, and more would be making their way to Grand Prairie for the tenth annual event.

Before that, The Devil Wears Prada, Beartooth, and the recently reunited Underoath had been confirmed for the festival as well. On Tuesday (Dec. 1), festival organizers did not hold back, announcing a lineup that will make any pop-punk fan want to book a hotel and plane ride to Grand Prairie during that weekend in March.

Instead of us listing all the acts that will be playing at So What?! Music Festival, we’ll just tell you to look at the lineup below, because we’re pretty much stoked (even though we probably won’t be making it) for the festival.


And to think, “third announcement more TBA” means more acts will be announced soon.

The So What?! Music Festival is scheduled to take place during the weekend of March 19-20, 2016 at the QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, TX. Tickets for the weekend festivities are currently on sale, so if you have the time and the cash, now might be a good time to get them.

Former Neck Deep Guitarist Cleared of Wrongdoing

It’s been a couple of months since former Neck Deep guitarist Lloyd Roberts had been accused of sexual misconduct and now, the musician has given an update on the case. On Tuesday (Oct. 13), Roberts took to social media to post a statement about the investigation. After a thorough investigation by the North Wales Police, the guitarist was informed that no case was found and that the case had been closed.

Read Roberts’ statement about the incident below.

In August this year I stepped down from Neck Deep after serious allegations were directed at me online.

I was horrified and sickened by these accusations and in order to clear my name, I contacted the police myself and asked them to investigate.

Now, following a thorough investigation by North Wales Police, I received confirmation yesterday that officers have found no case for me to answer and that their investigation is now closed. 

It has been an immensely difficult time for both me and my family. When these claims surfaced I’d just become a dad for the first time and so the situation I found myself in with these accusations caused us all a great deal of emotional distress. 

I also felt the need to step down from Neck Deep just as we were beginning to get the recognition we’d all worked so hard to achieve. 

I’m now looking to put this horrendous chapter in my life behind me as I instead look forward to the future. For me, that means doing the one thing I love the most – writing and recording music. 

I’ve got some exciting plans in development, so watch this space. 

In the meantime I’d like to thank all of the Neck Deep fans who stuck with me and offered me support over the past few months. It meant a lot to me.

I’d also like to wish my Neck Deep comrades all the best for the future. I’m sure our paths will cross again soon.


Lloyd Roberts”

In August, reports began to surface that the musician had been accused of sexual misconduct with a female fan. The alleged victim had taken to her Tumblr to tell her story of what had happened. According to her post, the alleged victim was 15 years old at the time of the supposed misconduct which included Roberts sending her nude photographs of himself.

As soon as the allegations made news, Roberts took to social media to tell his follows that “if any one thinks I’ve done something wrong, please tell the police. I’ll be more than happy to help.” He later followed it up with the message: “My previous statement still stands, until the point I hear otherwise I’m going to carry on with my life. Outside the internet.” Roberts then took down his Twitter account and a few days later revealed that he, and Neck Deep, had parted ways.

At the same time Roberts was being put through the wringer, bassist Fil Thorpe-Evans was also accused of sexual misconduct, though no real proof ever surfaced.