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Next month, Waterparks will embark on a headlining tour in support of their recently debuted album, FANDOM, with support coming from Kitten and Yung Pinch. Yesterday, some fans expressed concern over Yung Pinch due to the language used in some of his tracks. Last night, frontman Awsten Knight addressed the issue on Twitter.

You can read the statement below.

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Yesterday afternoon, fans began pointing out a couple of Yung Pinch’s lyrics which included the use of the word “retarded” in his 2017 track “Underdogs.”

More fans replied, expressing concern over different tracks.

Waterparks fans then began suggesting that the artist be removed from the tour. You can read some fan reactions below.

Last night, Awsten Knight responded to the concerns stating that he does not condone the use of such words and was not aware of it prior to booking Yung Pinch for the tour.

“Yikes. I def don’t condone using that word or anything else that’d upset anyone like that & I wasn’t aware when we agreed to the booking.  It’s not as simple as “kick him off” there are contracts in place that aren’t able to simply be backed out of, especially this close to tour. I didn’t hear all his songs before agreeing to the booking and again, I don’t condone the word.”

You can catch Awsten Knight and the rest of Waterparks on tour at the cities and dates listed below.

Grab your tickets here.


11/15 – Atlanta, GA @ Buckhead Theatre*
11/16 – Charleston, SC @ The Music Farm*
11/17 – Tampa, FL @ The Orpheum*
11/19 – Charlotte, NC @ The Fillmore Charlotte*
11/20 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theatre of the Living Arts*
11/22 – Reading, PA @ Reverb*
11/23 – Baltimore, MD @ Baltimore Soundstage*
11/25 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall*
11/26 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club*
11/29 – Chicago, IL @ Vic Theatre*

11/30 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rex Theater*
12/01 – Cincinnati, OH @ Bogart’s*
12/03 – Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall*^
12/04 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues Cleveland*^
12/06 – Minneapolis, MN @ Varsity Theater*^
12/07 – Kansas City, MO @ The Truman*^
12/08 – Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall*^
12/10 –  Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot*^

12/13 – Seattle, WA @ El Corazon*^
12/15 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom*^
12/16 – San Francisco, CA @ The Regency Ballroom*^
12/17 – Anaheim, CA @ House of Blues Anaheim*^
12/18 – Phoenix, AZ @ Crescent Ballroom*^
12/20 – San Antonio, TX @ The Aztec Theatre*^
12/21 – Dallas, TX @ House of Blues Dallas*^
12/23 – Houston, TX @ Warehouse Live*^

*with Yung Pinch
^with Kitten


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