In November 2017, Even Stephens Hall, frontman of popular New Jersey indie rock band Pinegrove, posted lengthy status on the band’s official Facebook page detailing an instance of sexual coercion between him and an anonymous woman. She has yet to release a public statement. The band cancelled their Winter 2017 tour as a result, so Hall could begin therapy with “plan(s) to continue indefinitely.” All that seemed good and fine until a few days ago, when a handful of Twitter users noticed that Pinegrove did not cancel their Winter 2018 U.K./Europe dates, and brought the apparent hypocrisy to light. (For what it’s worth, two months of therapy doesn’t do shit—restorative justice is an ongoing endeavor.) On Monday Pinegrove revealed they “are continuing their hiatus and taking an extended period of time off the road” via Twitter, and cancelled their tour overseas.
The band will refund those who purchased tickets to their March tour dates. It is unclear if or when they will begin touring again.
We’ve reached out to Pinegrove’s team for comment and will update this if we hear back.