As things progressed, and once Bobby was around as well, weird things started happening that were making us feel really uncomfortable. Comments were being made toward the girlsâ€”I mean, Iâ€™m a pretty statuesque, tough-looking person, so I wasnâ€™t messed with as much as the more petite, supposedly non-threatening-looking girls in my band, but they were really getting a lot of inappropriate comments directed at them and touching, and stuff. They were getting increasingly more and more uncomfortable. And things escalated to the point where promoters were telling us that there was money being mishandled for our buyouts, and we should have been getting things that we werenâ€™t getting, and finally, on the last night we were on the tour, I went to try and talk to the person in charge of Pentagram about the problems we were having, and how we were feeling, and he just laughed in my face, and basically told me that how I feel doesnâ€™t matter. And that was it. We were like, â€œAlright, weâ€™re done!â€ because at the end of the day, the only thing thatâ€™s important to me is taking care of the people I care about who are supporting me in my band, and my integrity as a human being, and both of those things were compromised."
You can see Pentagram's statement below.
Weâ€™ve been professionally performing and recording music for close to 50 yrs and this is one of the most unfounded and grossly opportunistic situations that weâ€™ve ever encountered. These bands didnâ€™t communicate to Pentagram or the tour manager about wanting to leave the tour. A few nights into the tour, they simply disappeared, posted negatively about us on social media and then headed over to the show that was previously set up for them that very night.
Our mutual agent had set up a separate deal with the promoters for the opening acts. Pentagramâ€™s contract and all inclusions / exclusions were between Pentagram and the promoter.
Bobby Liebling offended someone from one of the opening bands. He said something to the effect of, â€œI approve of you being on the tour because I want optionsâ€. Pentagram as a band sincerely apologized for Bobbyâ€™s comment. Bobby verbally hit on this girl, thatâ€™s as far as it got. Itâ€™s no secret that heâ€™s attracted to women and thatâ€™s not a crime. Heâ€™s a single man. He may have been uncouth but there was no touching. We tried to be nice but these openers gave us no real chance to interact, avoided us at all costs and made us feel uncomfortable on our own tour.