GOOD DOOGS Cancel all shows amid sexual misconduct accusations

CONTENT WARNING: The following article contains mentions of sexual misconduct. 

Local rockers Good Doogs announced today they will be withdrawing from all upcoming live shows, including festival appearances, after serious accusations of “unwanted sexual attention” were levelled against members of the group. The four-piece were scheduled to play at Falls Festival, Yours and Owls, Festival of the Sun and more but have shared they will be taking some time off “to reflect on what has happened and work out how to best move forward.” They haven’t indicated how long that might be for.

Earlier this week, serious allegations were made by one of the band members’ former partner on Instagram, detailing accusations of sexual misconduct and emotional abuse. The band has stated they “in no way condone any of the allegations of unwanted sexual attention that have been screen-shotted and shared online,” and that as a result of these allegations their 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,” they said.

Read the full statement from the band below:

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