Pinegrove have announced their first tour since their year-long hiatus ended.
The band will play dates in the US before arriving in the UK on December 5, playing two dates in Bristol and London.
The announcement comes after the band recently returned with a new album, ‘Skylight’. The LP, which was self-funded and released through Bandcamp, was the first since 2016’s ‘Cardinal’. Profits from the sale of their latest album are going towards three charities: the Voting Rights Project, the American Foundation For Suicide Prevention, and Musicares.
In a message via the Pinegrove newsletter and Instagram, the band wrote about the tour: “The safety of our fans is a priority, and we wanna emphasise our commitment to making sure everyone is as comfortable as possible at our shows.”
They added: “With that in mind, we’ll be partnering with organisations and volunteers trained in active bystander intervention in each city. More details to come.” The band also said that a portion of the profits from the ticket sales would go to Planned Parenthood.
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hello! we are playing a small run of shows towards the end of this year. tickets go on sale today at noon EST in the US and are on sale now in europe. we’ll be donating a portion of profits from each ticket sale to planned parenthood. the safety of our fans is a priority and we wanna emphasize our commitment to making sure everyone is as comfortable as possible at our shows. with that in mind, we’ll be partnering with organizations and volunteers trained in active bystander intervention in each city. more details on that to come. we’ll be providing further updates & information via our e-mail list – if you’re interested, please subscribe on our facebook page. tickets are available at the link in our bio. <& pinegrove
Last year, frontman Evan Stephens Hall acknowledged he’d been accused of “sexual coercion” by someone he “was involved with for a short but intense period of time,” something which led to the group taking a year-long absence.
Hall later revealed that he came to a private resolution with an alleged victim via a mediator in late 2017. The victim also asked the band to take a year off touring and for Hall to enter into therapy. “We wanted to honour that,” Hall told Pitchfork. “She recognised that we’ve honoured it, and has since approved our plan to release an album and play some shows later on this year.”
The group will play the US before starting the European leg of their tour in December in Amsterdam. The band will play dates in Bristol and London, the details of which are below:
Pinegrove UK tour:
December 5 – Bristol, Thekla
December 6 – London, The Garage