More fallout from the vicious attack on Crosscheck drummer Tom Alderson at the recent This is Hardcore Festival in Philadelphia, PA. The upcoming Back to School Jam, which was being co-promoted by Suburban Scum’s Ryan “Karebear” Taylor, has lost a band due to the incident.
From Weekend Nachos:
“Due to recent events, Weekend Nachos have decided to cancel our appearance at this years Back To School Jam in New Jersey. We understand that the show is now a benefit for Tom Alderson, who was recently very badly assaulted and is still recovering in the hospital. While we appreciate that there will be additional money going to Tom and his family, we are still not comfortable being on the lineup with everything that has happened recently, and will therefore not be playing the show.
Our hearts go out to Tom and his family/friends. Please focus your energy on supporting them in every way you can. We also have utmost respect for anybody who has attempted to turn this situation into a positive one for Tom, and that includes anybody involved with the Back To School Jam who has done so.”
From Jordan McKinney of the band Drown, who gave a detailed rundown of the attack:
“Do NOT support Heavy Chains and coming from someone a fan who has bought records and countless shirts from this band, do NOT support Suburban Scum OR Back To School Jam.
If you support any of this don’t ever talk to me again, don’t ever listen to Drown again and never speak Tom‘s name because if shit like this doesn’t open your eyes to start ignoring credibility to stand up for someone, then you’re no better than the rest.”
Backtrack has since removed Heavy Chains from their upcoming Life & Death Tour saying, “The number one priority for this tour is to provide a fun and safe environment for everyone at our shows, we have no further comment regarding the situation.”
The Back to School Jam takes place September 12th in NJ, with Trapped Under Ice, Code Orange, Incendiary, 100 Demons, and many more bands. The show is now a fund raiser for Tom Alderson, to go along with the GoFundMe online campaign which has hit almost $25,000.