Pentagram support bands in the States, Wax Idols and King Woman left the tour because of inappropriate and sexist behavior from Bobby Liebling. According to the two band’s frontwomen the singer was talking in an inapropriate way for all women on tour, while he was making rape jokes on stage. They also said that the only reason that Pentagram allowed them to be on the tour with them according to Bobby was to have more options with women. Actually, both band’s fans send them a lot of emails complaining about this behavior that combined with the fact that the first show was canceled and the second one was almost ot be canceled as well led them to drop out of the tour. Pentagram, on the other side, came up with an official statement: We’ve been professionally performing and recording music for close to 50 yrs [sic] and this is one of the most unfounded and grossly opportunistic situations that we’ve ever encountered. These bands didn’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. Pentagram’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, “I approve of you being on the tour because I want options.” Pentagram as a band sincerely apologized for Bobby’s comment. Bobby verbally hit on this girl, that’s as far as it got. It’s no secret that he’s attracted to women and that’s not a crime. He’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.