As I Lay Dying’s Tim Lambesis Addresses Memphis Show Cancellation Due to Outcry Against Him
As I Lay Dying's April Memphis show was recently canceled by the venue in response to public outcry against singer Tim Lambesis. The vocalist made a statement on two Instagram posts today (Feb. 8) regarding the cancellation.
Lambesis has been out of prison for about three years after serving time for his attempt to have a hitman kill his wife. He was released on parole in 2016, and there has been a lot of public speculation amongst As I Lay Dying fans whether his return should be supported or not. Growlers, the Memphis venue where their April 5 show was set to take place, decided to call off the band's performance and put on a local benefit show for victims of domestic abuse.
"While I’m disappointed by the cancellation of our show in Memphis, I understand and accept the resentment some people have towards who I used to be," Lambesis says in his post. "However, I wish we could have come up with a more meaningful solution for the fans in Memphis rather than just cancel. Perhaps I could visit a recovery center in Memphis, a free event to our fans + those being served at the center, where I can open up for Q&A and all questions are welcome." See the full statement in his Instagram posts below.
As I Lay Dying are still set to continue the rest of their tour as of now. See the dates here.
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