It’s been just a few days following the release of Puddle of Mudd’s newest album “Ubiquitous.” The band have once again found themselves amid a controversy and grabbed the headlines. It has come to light that the band was banned from a Michigan venue called The Machine Shop. The band cancelled all their upcoming concerts including the shows September 15 and 16 at The Machine Shop.
It was made clear that all tickets purchased through Etix will be automatically refunded. All hard tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase.
In a strange turn of events, the venue claims that Puddle of Mudd canceled all upcoming concerts and issued a statement (via Metal Injection):
“This is not a ‘due to circumstances beyond our control’ cancellation. This is 100% Wes. The Machine Shop, his band, and everyone involved are very disappointed. We will not be postponing the shows as we are not ever rescheduling Puddle Of Mudd. All tickets purchased through Etix will be automatically refunded. All hard tickets can be refunded at the point of purchase. Thank you and please know that all of us at The Machine Shop appreciate your support and understanding.”
A day following the ban, frontman Wes Scantlin issued his own statement on the matter. Rather bizarrely, Scantlin claims the band’s upcoming shows were scheduled without his consent:
“I would like to take a moment to address recent developments regarding upcoming Puddle Of Mudd shows. I believe it’s important to provide my perspective on this matter. I would like to clarify that the shows in question were set up without my consent by my former management team. I told my team at the time more than once that no shows should be booked without my authorization. I never agreed to these shows. In light of these circumstances, I have made the decision to take this time to regroup and make necessary changes. It is essential to ensure that the future of my music career is built on a foundation of trust, transparency, and genuine collaboration. I am deeply grateful for your understanding, continued support, and patience during this transitional period. Thank you, Wes”.