Wavves are about to head out on a summer tour, and before that happens, frontman Nathan Williams wants everyone to know exactly who is and isn’t welcome at their shows. “In light of the constant rape, murder, racism, homophobia, and misogyny that goes on seemingly every day I feel the need to make clear who I personally make music for, and who I don’t,” Williams writes in a lengthy note he posted to Twitter today. In the post, he outlines six types of people who are “not welcome at a Wavves show”: anyone who has ever said or supported #AllLivesMatter, anyone who’s “gone out of [their] way to defend police in America,” rape victim-blamers, homophobes, racists, and Donald Trump supporters. “Nobody is perfect (including myself), but just know I don’t want or need fans who don’t get this,” Williams concludes. “In fact I’d rather have a room half filled with good energy than one filled with hate. People are suffering every day and the way I see it you are either part of the solution or part of the problem.” Read his full note below.
a few things i wanted to make clear pic.twitter.com/SGppoJE3qC
— WAVVES (@wavves) July 6, 2016