Pinegrove Cancels Tour; Evan Stephens Hall Addresses Accusations of Sexual Coercion

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Montclair’s indie rock band Pinegrove has cancelled its upcoming tour, following news that its frontman Evan Stephans Hall has been accused of sexual coercion.

In a letter on the Pinegrove Facebook page, Hall writes of being accused of sexual coercion and apologizes for his behavior with women.

“The accusation comes from someone i was involved with for a short but intense period of time. I won’t say more about this person because i want to respect her privacy and I ask anyone reading this to do the same.”

Regarding his behavior with women, Hall writes “I should have more actively acknowledged my position of power as a public figure, and also as a man. i have always tried to approach all of my relationships under the premise of equality, but I see now more clearly that the inherent privilege of my gender and the accumulated privilege of being a recognized performer most certainly impacted this interaction.

In the letter, Hall apologized to the person he hurt and the people he disappointed — his Pinegrove bandmates, friends, family and fans — and said he had begun therapy.

Pinegrove was scheduled to play The Starland Ballroom in Sayreville in December, as well as Irving Plaza in NYC.

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