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

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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