While not the biggest problem that Suicide Silence is facing this week (first being that frontman Eddie Hermida has been exposed for an alleged inappropriate relationship with a minor), the deathcore band are copping a lot of flack for their somewhat unusual meet and greet packages.
Those of you who dream of being a roadie for your favourite band? Suicide Silence is here to help. For the very affordable price of ‘far too fucking much’, you get to unload the gear from the Suicide Silence tour bus. That’s right! You could have the privilege of lugging Suicide Silence’s gear in to your hometown venue, and then have tour catering for dinner WITH THE CREW. Wild! And did we mention, you also get a tour laminate?
“Get the experience of a lifetime and be a roadie for a day when we roll through your city!” the band claims. All for only $150 USD. That’s right- you pay the band $150, and you get to work for them. Never mind the fact that traditionally artists actually pay professional crew members to work for them.
Get the experience of a lifetime and be a roadie for a day when we roll through your city! Sign up to work alongside our crew, stand side stage during our set, hang out with us during soundcheck and more: https://t.co/ojM2qI8nm0 pic.twitter.com/kM0Y0HgfyU
— Suicide Silence (@suicidesilence) November 22, 2017
The feedback has been less than positive.
This is a bad idea. Y’all know the perceived “glamor” of backstage is bullshit, and that any “winner” here will be a burden to your actual crew. Hire a professional, and do a regular merch giveaway for your fans.
— Kim Kelly (@GrimKim) November 22, 2017
“Get in the way of all the crew, annoy the venue staff as they’re not insured to have member of the public hanging around during setup, eat the actual crew’s catering (who at this point are barely tolerating you), and get a shitty Gilden T-Shirt”
— LUNDØN (@LundonMusic) November 22, 2017