Michigan Venue Bans Puddle Of Mudd Forever
It seems that Puddle of Mudd, led by Wes Scantlin, faced a ban from The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan, following the cancellation of their scheduled performances on September 15 and 16, 2023. The venue issued a statement blaming Wes Scantlin for the cancellations and declared that they would not be rescheduling or booking Puddle of Mudd in the future.
The Machine Shop stated that the cancellation was not due to circumstances beyond their control and cited issues with Wes Scantlin as the primary reason. The venue also mentioned that all tickets purchased through Etix would be automatically refunded, and hard tickets could be refunded at the point of purchase.
While The Machine Shop claimed that Puddle of Mudd had canceled all their upcoming concerts, the band had not provided an update via social media or their website at the time of the report. However, the Etix page for the September 16 show indicated that it was canceled.
In the past, Wes Scantlin has had a history of behavior issues that led to disruptions during Puddle of Mudd’s shows, including walking offstage during performances and scolding sound personnel. He had also entered rehab and claimed to have achieved sobriety in 2018.
Puddle of Mudd’s latest album, “Ubiquitous,” was released on September 8, 2023, and it includes the single “Cash & Cobain.” Prior to this release, the band had not released a studio album since “Welcome to Galvania” in 2019. The status of their other upcoming shows, such as those listed on StubHub for October 28 in Ohio and November 17 in Illinois, remained unclear at the time of the report.