Falder in reverse pulled out of a festival because their laptops disappeared

Falling backwards pulled from their Sept. 24 performance at WIIL Rock Fest 2022 in Illinois after the laptops they were using for their set went missing as lead singers Ronnie Radke explained in a video.

Subsequently, some have responded by criticizing the reason for the rock band’s cancellation in the comments. Falling in Reverse came second at WILL Rock Fest under the headliners Shine down.

95 WIIL Rockthe Wisconsin-based radio station behind the one-day music festival in Grayslake, Illinois, posted the filmed message from Radke on social media the evening before the event (Sept. 23). It has a watermark from the Falling in Reverse singer’s verified TikTok account. However, the clip is not currently displayed there.

Watch the video at the bottom of this post.

“WIIL Rock, I’m sorry to inform you that we have to cancel,” Radke says in the clip (as transcribed by Loudwire). “We have no other option. I’m really – I’m sorry. And I never make videos like this. But I feel like I owe it to you guys.”

The musician explains: “We go into rehearsals and our laptops are missing like we run all our shows on and stuff. And as a band in 2022 you need your laptops, you know? It’s like running a car with no engine … That’s really unfortunate. Supposedly they’re lost. Blame it on our crew I guess. I don’t know how it happened. It’s never happened before. Pretty sad. They were brand new laptops . . . I’m very sorry. , guys.”

WIIL Rock’s video caption said: “Sorry to be the bearer of bad news. That’s a real shame! The show will go on!”

Some comments on the post downplayed Falling in Reverse’s reliance on technology. “Can’t you just play your instruments and sing,” responded a Facebook user named Holli Hollins. “If you need a laptop to perform, YOU ARE NOT A BAND!!!” someone else named Al Medley added.

In the past, rockers such as Dave Mustaine (Megadeth), Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammut WVH) and Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) has condemned the practice used by rock and metal bands backing tracks — the pre-recorded music that sometimes accompanies the live musicians in a group.

Falling in Reverse recently released the singles “Voices in my head“and”Zombified.” Both songs are slated to appear on the band’s upcoming album Neon zombie EP, which has no release date yet.

Ronnie Radke WIIL Fest Video Message – Sept 23, 2022

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