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Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Indie Rockers Pinegrove Drop Off Snowed In Bill After Sexual Coercion Allegations

Posted By on Tue, Nov 21, 2017 at 4:41 PM

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After Pinegrove singer Evan Stephens Hall, who says he committed an act of "sexual coercion," issued a lengthy apology for his actions on the indie rock band’s Facebook site earlier today, the band has canceled its fall tour.

It will no longer perform as part of the Snowed In festival that takes place on Saturday at the Agora Theatre, and Hall has said the group intends to take a lengthy break.

“I am about to talk about something serious and I want to begin by saying that my actions have caused someone I care about deep emotional pain and I am so sorry,” says Hall in his Facebook post. “I have been accused of sexual coercion. The accusation comes from someone I was involved with for a short but intense period of time. I won’t say more about this person because I want to respect her privacy and I ask anyone reading this to do the same.”

The promoter has issued the following statement regarding the Agora concert:

"We are continuing on with Snowed In with the remainder of the lineup, as Pinegrove will no longer be performing. We are reducing the ticket price to $18.50 and giving all ticket holders the opportunity to donate the remaining $5 to the organization, RAINN. If you choose to do that, Snowed In and BravoArtist will match your donation to make it an even $10 for each person that chooses to do so. If you're still attending and you opt for your partial refund, we will do that at the box office via cash."

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