Between the Buried and Me Issue Statement About Dustie Waring Following Accusations
Dustie Waring, a guitarist in Between the Buried and Me, won't join the group on their upcoming tour, according to the band. Waring, a longtime member of the prog-metal act, faces an accusation of sexual assault that emerged anonymously on Reddit, according to Lambgoat. Waring has responded, denying the accusations.
On May 2, Between the Buried and Me shared a message that succinctly said, "Dustie Waring will not be performing on the Parallax 2: Future Sequence Tour. We will have a session guitarist filling in."
[Content Warning: Rape] The anonymous accuser's graphic claims — they begin, "Dustie Waring, a monster who is 12 years my senior, raped and impregnated me" — can be read in full here.
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Waring responded in a May 2 statement posted on Instagram, per Metal Injection. "I have recently been made aware of allegations from 5 years ago which were posted this weekend on Reddit," the guitarist said.
Waring continued, "I do not condone non-consensual sex and have never acted without consent in any part of my private life or maliciously taken advantage of anyone. These allegations have come as a complete shock, having dedicated my life to being of service to people that need help in many forms of recovery."
Waring added, "I will therefore be taking some time to spend with my family to focus on maintaining my several years of sobriety, which will include sitting out the Parallax II tour. With the exception of this statement, I will be dealing with this matter privately with my bandmates and discussing any future action with my lawyer in order to protect myself and my family."
Before Waring's statement, a representative said, "Dustie Waring of BTBAM/Glass Casket is aware of the allegations and working on a statement that is both sensitive to victims of sexual assault but also sufficiently communicates their adamant denial."
Glass Gasket is Waring's project with Between the Buried and Me drummer Blake Richardson. The Parallax II: Future Sequence is Between the Buried and Me's 2012 album, which they are playing in full on tour.
If you or someone you know has experienced sexual assault, please contact RAINN at 1-800-656-4673.
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Between the Buried and Me Statement on Dustie Waring - May 2
Between the Buried and Me Summer 2023 North American Tour Dates
June 16 - Charleston, S.C. @ Music Farm
June 17 - Baltimore, Md. @ Soundstage
June 18 - Philadelphia, Pa. @ Brooklyn Bowl
June 20 - New York City, N.Y. @ Irving Plaza
June 21 - Albany, N.Y. @ Empire Live
June 23 - Worcester, Mass. @ Palladium
June 24 - Montreal, Quebec @ Club Soda
June 25 - Toronto, Ontario @ Danforth Hall
June 27 - Millvale, Pa. @ Mr. Smalls
June 28 - Detroit, Mich. @ The Majestic
June 29 - Columbus, Ohio @ Newport Hall
June 30 - Chicago, Ill. @ House of Blues
July 1 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Lyric
July 2 - Kansas City, Mo. @ The Truman
July 3 - Denver, Colo. @ Ogden Theatre
July 5 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ The Complex
July 7 - Calgary, Alberta @ MacEwan Hall
July 8 - Edmonton, Alberta @ Union Hall
July 10 - Vancouver, British Columbia @ Vogue
July 11 - Seattle, Wash. @ The Crocodile
July 12 - Portland, Ore. @ Roseland Theatre
July 13 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Ace of Spades
July 15 - Anaheim, Calif. @ House of Blues
July 16 - San Diego, Calif. @ The Observatory
July 17 - Mesa, Ariz. @ The Nile Theatre
July 20 - San Antonio, Texas @ Vibes Event Ctr
July 21 - Dallas, Texas @ The Factory
July 22 - Houston, Texas @ Warehouse Live
July 23 - New Orleans, La. @ House of Blues
July 25 - St. Louis, Mo. @ Red Flag
July 26 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Brooklyn Bowl
July 28 - St. Petersburg, Fla. @ Jannus Live
July 29 - Orlando, Fla. @ The Beacham
July 30 - Atlanta, Ga. @ Masquerade
July 31 - Winston-Salem, N.C. @ The Ramkat