The Gaslight Anthem Respond to Reports of Sexual Assault at Their Shows

The Gaslight Anthem posted the following on Twitter:

We’ve been angered and saddened to hear reports of sexual assault and harassment in the audience at our shows. From the very beginning of this band, we have strived to create a positive and safe environment for our fans and this kind of abhorrent behavior can not and will not be tolerated at our shows. It’s clear that this disturbing trend is on the rise in our industry, and that ignoring or dismissing the problem sends a very clear message to perpetrators that they can get away with their behavior. As a result, we want to help to shine a light on the issue and ask our fans to do the same.

We’ve reached out to the authorities and the venues that were involved in these incidents.

There are a number of amazing organizations raising awareness and providing education around this problem, including Safe Gigs For Women.

If you see something please say something, get involved, and help however you can. We want everyone looking out for each other.

Jason Tate
Jason Tate Jason Tate is the founder and editor-in-chief of chorus.fm. He can also be found at @jason_tate on Twitter and on Facebook.