Good Doogs Cancel Upcoming Shows Following Allegations Against Band Members

28 August 2019 | 4:13 pm | Jessica DaleLauren Baxter

The band have released a statement today.

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Perth band Good Doogs have withdrawn from their upcoming national tour and festival appearances following sexual misconduct allegations that have surfaced online this week.

In a statement shared to the band's Facebook page today, it was announced that drummer and manager Michael Grainger was "no longer in the band or managing the band in any sense".

"We’ve been informed of some serious allegations against members of the band and have been sifting through the online groups and stories over the past few days to get to the bottom of it. This is in no way a statement to silence any victims of sexual or emotional abuse," the statement reads.

"We in no way condone any of the allegations of unwanted sexual attention that have been screen-shotted and shared online. As a result of these allegations our drummer/manager is no longer in the band or managing the band in any sense. He needs to get to the bottom of these serious allegations and is speaking to authorities to take the correct avenues for all people involved."

The statement has also addressed allegations made against vocalist/guitarist Asher Iriks, saying that the band "know and have proof that they are misinformed, and are merely rumours that have spread."

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It continues on to say that "as a result of losing [their] manager/drummer" the upcoming Good Doogs tour and festival appearances, which include Falls Festival, Festival Of The Sun, Stonefest, Here Comes The Sun and Yours & Owls, will no longer be going ahead.

Wollongong-based festival Yours & Owls have shared a statement on their own Facebook, saying, "In light of the recent allegations concerning members of Good Doogs, they will no longer be playing Yours & Owls 2019. We applaud the courage of those who have spoken out". 

Stonefest, which is set to take place at University Of Canberra in October, has also shared that "In light of the recent allegations concerning members of Good Doogs, the band is no longer playing at Stonefest 2019". Both festivals have advised replacements will be announced soon.

The tour's cancellation comes just a day after Melbourne group Bakers Eddy announced they had withdrawn from their support slot via an Instagram post

"Due to recent social media reports relating to Good Doogs, we have decided to withdraw from our upcoming tour dates with them," it reads. "We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause our fans, but we will see you soon." 

See Good Doogs full statement below.