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Pierce The Veil Drummer Mike Fuentes Steps Down Following Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Monday, 18 December 2017 Written by Huw Baines

Pierce The Veil drummer Mike Fuentes has stepped down following an allegation of sexual misconduct.

As a result, the band have pulled out of their support slot on All Time Low’s forthcoming UK tour. “I love playing music more than anything on earth, and I am constantly humbled by the support of our fans. I do not want the allegation surrounding me to negatively affect the reputation or future of the band, or to break the bond and trust that we have created with our fans over the years,” Fuentes said in a statement.

“So, I have decided to take a break and step away from my position in the band in hopes that this will allow my band mates and fans to continue focusing on the music and message that Pierce The Veil stands for. Though I am far from perfect, I do have a moral compass and try to stand up for what is right. While away from the band, I will continue to work hard to live my life in that way.”

The band’s remaining members - Vic Fuentes, Tony Perry and Jaime Preciado - added: “Since the allegation first surfaced, our band has discussed how we can ensure the PTV community is always a safe environment. We’ve made many efforts over the years to protect our fans, and we can and will do more. We believe in creating spaces where people can seek help for any issues they are struggling with and provide resources and tools to help.

“As a band, we are respecting Mike’s decision to take break and step away. Unfortunately, without a core member of the band, we will be respectfully withdrawing from the upcoming U.K. tour with All Time Low. We promise our fans that we will be back again very soon.”





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