Another US Act Cancels Aus Tour After Promoter Accused Of Sexual Misconduct

chelsea wolfe cancels tour

Beloved doom/folk singer-songwriter Chelsea Wolfe has cancelled her upcoming Australian tour, after the now-former director of touring company Life Is Noise was publicly accused of sexual misconduct.

Wolfe has followed fellow US act Sleep in posting an announcement on Facebook discussing the allegations, and confirming that she does not feel comfortable undergoing a tour with the company.

Dave Cutbush was accused on Wednesday of being a serial creep, with many women in the Australian music industry coming forward to share stories of him allegedly harassing them – including a woman who posted screenshots of a conversation that took place when she was 16, in which Cutbush, then nearly 40, appears to hassle her to come out with him despite her protests that she’s underage.

Life Is Noise has cut ties with Cutbush, who was the owner/director of the company, and Cutbush himself has responded with an apology, saying in part:

It is true that in the past I have acted poorly and in a manner that is inappropriate and sleazy.

Using my male privilege to gain sexual favours has been disrespectful towards women. I have used my position in the music industry to my advantage. I have propositioned women much younger than me and have behaved creepily in person at music events and online.

Wolfe’s announcement touches on her own experience with creepy dudes in the music industry, saying “I’ve dealt with my own share of bullshit from men in this industry and beyond so I know what it’s like, and I’m glad that people are speaking out about their experiences in order to create a better atmosphere for all.

This all comes in the wake of an open letter signed by hundreds of women in the Australian music industry, who hope to start a #MeNoMore movement that makes the scene a safer place for all women.

Read Chelsea Wolfe’s full statement below: