Ronnie Radke Responds to Spiritbox’s Decision to Drop Off Tour by Calling Their Fans “Awful”

Last week, Spiritbox fans were excited to hear that the Canadian alt-metal band had decided to drop off Falling In Reverse’s upcoming summer tour. The news had come days after the band began divesting itself from their commitments, removing all mention of those six dates this coming July from their social media feeds.

Following their announcement, it was pretty much expected that Falling In Reverse frontman Ronnie Radke would react poorly by flying off the handle and shitting on anyone or anything that might have had to do with Spiritbox’s decision. Yet earlier today, Radke finally reacted to the whole situation on social media and he mostly kept things civil, instead opting to blame Spiritbox’s fans for the whole thing.

Though Spiritbox hasn’t offered their official reasoning behind why they decided to drop the tour, it’s pretty easy to guess why they did what they did. As a band that’s touted their views on inclusivity and accountability, it was always confusing to fans why they would associate themselves with Falling In Reverse’s vocalist Ronnie Radke and his alleged exploitative actions, violent incidents, and trans-/homophobic comments.

In the weeks that followed, fans took to social media to complain about the tour. Most of the time, they were especially upset at vocalist Courtney LaPlante, who has been vocal about her stance on abuse, consent, and accountability over the years.

This may not be the last we hear from Radke about the Spiritbox situation, but for now it’s a relatively tactful response. Sure, he dunked on some of Spiritbox’s fans, but who knows how things will turn out if those same fans turn their attention and anger directly to Radke himself as a result of his comments.

Regardless, the tour will go on without Spiritbox, as it was also announced earlier today that Our Last Night would be filling in the vacant spot.

For a full list of tour dates, check them out below.

With Ice Nine Kills, Slaughter To Prevail & Catch Your Breath:

06/26 Charleston, WV – Charleston Coliseum
06/27 Richmond, VA – Virginia Credit Union LIVE!
06/29 Hershey, PA – Giant Center

With Ice Nine Kills, Slaughter To Prevail & Crown The Empire:

06/30 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview
07/02 Gilford, NH – Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion
07/03 Baltimore, MD – Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena

With Ice Nine Kills, Underoath & Crown The Empire:

07/05 Pittsburgh, PA – Petersen Events Center
07/06 Asheville, NC – Arena

With Ice Nine Kills, Underoath & Catch Your Breath:

07/08 Cedar Rapids, IA – Alliant Energy PowerHouse
07/09 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
07/11 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/12 Council Bluffs, IA – Westfair Amphitheatre

Falling In Reverse & Ice Nine Kills:

07/14 Cadott, WI – Rock Fest
07/15 Grand Rapids, MI – Upheaval Festival

With Ice Nine Kills, Slaughter To Prevail & Crown The Empire:

07/17 Little Rock, AR – Simmons Bank Arena
07/18 Oklahoma City, OK – The Zoo Amphitheatre
07/21 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels
07/22 Las Vegas, NV – The Theater at Virgin Hotels

With Ice Nine Kills, Our Last Night & Catch Your Breath:

07/24 Airway Heights, WA – Northern Quest Resort & Casino
07/26 Nampa, ID – Ford Idaho Center
07/27 Idaho Falls, ID – Mountain America Center
07/29 Sacramento, CA – Heart Health Park
07/30 Redding, CA – Redding Civic Lawn

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