The band says it’s taking allegations that touring crew members behaved inappropriately on a 2009 tour “extremely seriously”
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For years, women who work on music tours have been patronised, denigrated and abused. But as...For years, women who work on music tours have been patronised, denigrated and abused. But as the industry takes stock during the pandemic, change is hopefully comingSandwich-maker. Foot-rubber. Mother. Eye candy. Enabler. Subordinate. Weakling. Women and non-binary (NB) touring crew members have heard it all while working as managers, sound techs, drivers, engineers and other roles – and resistance is mounting as live gigs fitfully begin to return.In 2018, sound engineer Chez Stock published a widely shared blog post detailing her experiences on tour with an unnamed major band, including allegations that the crew were offered bonuses if they could bring girls backstage for the band members and, on one occasion, being invited over the radio comms to take turns having sex with a drunk woman who had been brought into a dressing room. Continue reading...
The band’s lawyers say the Killers “regret that the temporary crew member was made to feel...The band’s lawyers say the Killers “regret that the temporary crew member was made to feel unsafe and bullied during her brief time with the band”