Several days after commencing their three-week stint on Warped Tour 2015, Sacramento, California rock band Slaves was removed from the lineup indefinitely for undisclosed reasons. They did not perform at the tour’s Cincinnati and Toronto stops, and it’s unlikely they’ll play in Washington D.C. today.
Among various rumors was that the band was selling drugs via their merch table. Another vaguely mentioned misconduct involving an unnamed female. Neither the band nor tour organizers have addressed the matter, leaving speculation to fester. Without providing any context whatsoever, Slaves did take to Facebook an hour ago to proclaim that “we would never stop playing music. We love you.”
Meanwhile, this morning a photo (see below) surfaced online suggesting that a “Town Hall Meeting” will be held tonight to determine the fate of Slaves relative to Warped 2015. While it’s possible that the photo features a fake document, we suspect that it’s legitimate. You’ll note that among the supposed stipulations for Slaves’ reinstatement on the tour is that frontman Jonny Craig “makes a public apology to Colleen about his drunk’n behavior.”