Venue Bans PUDDLE OF MUDD From Ever Playing There Again, WES SCANTLIN Responds

Wes Scantlin 2023

The Machine Shop, a music venue in Flint, Michigan, has announced a ban on PUDDLE OF MUDD, thereby cancelling their upcoming performances scheduled for September 15 and 16.

The venue further alleged that PUDDLE OF MUDD has called off all their impending concerts. However, the band has yet to confirm this claim.

The Machine Shop said in a statement: “PUDDLE OF MUDD has cancelled all their upcoming concerts including the shows September 15 and 16 at The Machine Shop.

“This is not a ‘due to circumstances beyond our control’ cancellation. This is 100% Wes [Scantlin, PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman]. The Machine Shop, his band and everyone involved are very disappointed. We will not be postponing the shows as we are not ever rescheduling PUDDLE OF MUDD. All tickets purchased through Etix will be automatically refunded. All hard tickets can be refunded at point of purchase. Thank you and please know that all of us at The Machine Shop appreciate your support and understanding.”

Scantlin took to social media to express his viewpoint on the issue, emphasizing the need to share his side of the story. He explained that his previous management team had arranged the shows in question without his consent. Asserting that he had never given approval for these performances, he made the decision to cancel the scheduled dates.

He said in a statement: “I would like to take a moment to address recent developments regarding upcoming PUDDLE OF MUDD shows. I believe it’s important to provide my perspective on this matter. I would like to clarify that the shows in question were set up without my consent by my former management team. I told my team at the time more than once that no shows should be booked without my authorization. I never agreed to these shows.

“In light of these circumstances, I have made the decision to take this time to regroup and make necessary changes. It is essential to ensure that the future of my music career is built on a foundation of trust, transparency, and genuine collaboration. “I am deeply grateful for your understanding, continued support, and patience during this transitional period. Thank you, Wes.”