House Of Blues defends decision to book As I Lay Dying
Sat, July 27, 2019 6:33 PM PT7,696 views
On November 25, As I Lay Dying's recently-announced fall tour with After The Burial and Emmure will roll into Boston, MA for a show at House of Blues. As with anything involving vocalist Tim Lambesis, who spent two years in jail for attempting to hire a hitman to kill his estranged wife, controversy is rarely far behind. In new piece for the Boston Herald, writer Jessica Heslam says that Lambesis should "bow out" of the show. While Heslam acknowledges that Lambesis has attempted to atone for his sins, his decision to return to the stage is an imprudent one. "The truth is, Lambesis' ex-wife might not be alive today if the hit man he thought he had hired wasn't an undercover cop," explains Heslam. "Good for him for trying to turn his life around, but maybe he should step back from the spotlight." In conjuction with her column, Heslam obtained a statement from House of Blues, a national chain of venues owned by Live Nation Entertainment. "Though staff and management may not agree with particular performers appearing at our venues, ticket buyers have the right to purchase tickets or not purchase tickets," a House Of Blues spokesperson said earlier this week. As I Lay Dying are scheduled to perform at seven House of Blues locations during their aforementioned fall tour. Earlier this year, public outcry led to the cancellation of an As I Lay Dying show in Memphis, TN.