NOFX hat sich noch einmal über die sozialen Netzwerke zu den Aussagen beim Punk Rock Bowling Festival (wir berichteten) geäußert und entschuldigt.
Wir lassen jetzt bis zu den anstehenden Punk in Drublic Festivals Gras über die Sache wachsen und sagen: Gut ist – Thema beendet.
Hier das Statement der Band:
There’s no place here to backpedal. What NOFX said in Vegas was shameful. We crossed the line of civility. We can’t write songs about how people in this world need to be more decent, when we were clearly being indecent. Las Vegas has always been a welcoming city to our band, and to make light of the tragedy that occurred there was egregious.
All members of the band would like to sincerely apologize to anyone who experienced loss from the Vegas shooting 8 months ago, and to anyone who was at our show who lost a loved one or a friend, or who had to witness the incredibly senseless violence that night.
We were asked why we didn’t release an immediate apology. Well, we didn’t feel that we could write a sincere apology without reflecting on the actual damage we had done. No press agent was gonna write this for us. That’s why we have struggled with this for the past few days.
We didn’t plan or intend on saying anything so insensitive. It was off the cuff, but just as hurtful. We won’t blame it on drugs or alcohol or Ambien. That’s too easy. NOFX said it, and we own it. We made a tasteless joke. But to be clear, NOFX does not condone violence against ANY group of people, period!
As sincere as we’ve ever been,
Punk In Drublic Fest – Europa-Tour 2018
17. Juni 2018 DE Gelsenkirchen – Event-Area an der VELTINS-Arena
mit NOFX / Bad Religion / Mad Caddies / The Bronx / Die Lokalmatadore / Bad Cop / Bad Cop
19. Juni 2018 AT Vienna – ARENA WIEN Open Air
mit NOFX / The Bronx / Jaya The Cat / Bad Cop/Bad Cop
21. Juni 2018 SI Ljubljana – Kino Šiška Open Air
mit NOFX / Mad Caddies / The Bronx / Bad Cop/Bad Cop
23. Juni 2018 DE Wiesbaden – Kulturpark Schlachthof Wiesbaden
mit NOFX / Special Guest / BOYSETSFIRE(official) / The Bronx / Mad Caddies / Bad Cop/Bad Cop
28. Juni 2018 IT Milan – Circolo Magnolia
mit NOFX / Mad Caddies / L7 Official / The Bronx / Giuda / Bad Cop/Bad Cop
29. Juni 2018 AT Dornbirn – Messe Dornbirn
mit NOFX, Pennywise, Mad Caddies, The Bronx, Bad Cop / Bad Cop & more
01. Juli 2018 DE Berlin – Marienpark (Open-Air)
mit NOFX, Pennywise, Anti-Flag, Mad Caddies, The Bronx, Bad Cop / Bad Cop