New age nu-metal band Dropout Kings have called out rapper Lil Xan after forgoing a headlining tour once the backing bands had already left to travel a long distance to the first show.
The tour, which was also to feature Vvizardking & Rosh Dawg as well as Saving Vice, was scheduled to begin May 28 at So What?! Music Fest in Dallas, Texas, followed by a date in Tampa, Florida on May 30, from where the rest of the tour proper would have kicked off.
On TwitterDropout Kings (who hail from Arizona and have released their second album, GlitchGanglast year) expressed their annoyance that Lil Xan didn’t show his festival appearance and then backed out of the tour, leaving the rest of the supporting acts to writhe in the wind “after everyone had already left. cross country”.
Rather than just make the long drive home, in a time when US fuel prices continue to skyrocket, Dropout Kings vowed to keep going. “We’re booking this whole tour,” he wrote, “Stay tuned. Please bear with us. Fuck Lil Xan too.”
Meanwhile, Fit For a King guitarist Ryan “Tuck” O’Leary got in on the action and echoed Dropout Kings’ laments that Lil Xan not only bailed out the tour, but didn’t. not declared its intentions for the remaining acts on the bill in advance. . He called the act “evil” and sent another Tweeter directed at Lil Xan and asked, “Why don’t you just tell people you’re not gonna show up? Seems like a pretty selfish/crappy thing to do.”
One of the guitarist’s followers responded with a screenshot of a comment left elsewhere by Lil Xan, where, in response to a question about what happened to the tour, he said: “We had to postpone it because not everything was ready in time and I want to give my fans the best experience.”
It should be noted that until Dropout Kings called Lil Xan, the rapper did not post on Twitter or Instagram his decision to leave the tour at the last minute, thus failing to inform his fans that he would not be. not present at scheduled stops. .
On May 31, Lil Xan finally addressed the controversy (Instagram only) and blamed it on Dropout Kings and their booking agent for his election to back out of his own headlining tour. After pinning issues on their tour manager, the rapper noted that a tour wouldn’t be ideal for his sobriety now removed from two to three months of rehab.
“I dropped out of the tour because your management and booking agents were taking advantage of me. Your team dropped the ball. Your team had no accommodation or travel or anything a tour should. [You] just wanted to promote [your] mates under my name and we tried to find a solution, but obviously your team is new to this,” Lil Xan said of the group, which released its debut album in 2018, the same year the rapper debuted. Total Xanarchyfall.
“If you were smart, you wouldn’t [sic] burn bridges like this and act like you planned the tour well, but have fun on your fucking Lil Xan tour,” the text photo continued.
The caption offered an additional comment, where Lil Xan wrote, “[Shoutout to] @dropoutkingsaz have a great “fuck Lil Xan” tour I know you guys are new to this and [I’m] pretty sure you should speak with your booking agent Ashley about how she screwed up the tour for me and my crew! But have fun on the tour, guys [sic] my next tour is for my fans only not yours.[JeveuxleurdonnerdemeilleursouvreursetplusdexanarchieEnplusdecelajeviensdesortirdecurededésintoxicationilya2/3moisetjeveuxresterconcentrésurmasobriétéetunetournéepourraitl’endommager!Maisnontoutel’équipes’enfichaittantqu’ellegagnaitsonargent”[I[wannagivethembetteropenersandmoreXanarchyOntopofthatijustgotoutofrehab2/3monthsagoandwannastayfocusedonmysobrietyandatourmightdamagethat!Butnoy’allteamdidn’tcareaslongastheymadetheirmoney”[JeveuxleurdonnerdemeilleursouvreursetplusdexanarchieEnplusdecelajeviensdesortirdecurededésintoxicationilya2/3moisetjeveuxresterconcentrésurmasobriétéetunetournéepourraitl’endommager !Maisnontoutel’équipes’enfichaittantqu’ellegagnaitsonargent”[I[wannagivethembetteropenersandmoreXanarchyOntopofthatijustgotoutofrehab2/3monthsagoandwannastayfocusedonmysobrietyandatourmightdamagethat!Butnoy’allteamdidn’tcareaslongastheymadetheirmoney”
Making quick work of the tough news, Dropout Kings announced a new tour featuring many originally planned stops as well as a few changes. The trek will be presented by Dropout Kings with support from Saving Vince and Jupiter $ Tyrade & Rosh Dawg.
See these dates on the tour flyer directly below.
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