Listeners of CBC radio will no longer be hearing Hedley songs.
The CBC is just one of many groups cutting ties with the B.C. band following a week full of sexual misconduct allegations.
Today, Hedley’s management team announced it had terminated all “business relationships with the band” and Corus radio has suspended all airplay of Hedley songs across its 30 music stations, as did other stations in Edmonton and Vancouver.
Given the multiple allegations against Hedley, we have taken the decision to terminate our business relationship with the band, effective immediately. #cdnmusic— Watchdog Management (@watchdogmgt) February 16, 2018
The band is continuing on its cross-Canada tour, however opening act Neon Dreams have pulled out of the tour issuing the following statement:
Fellow opening act Shawn Hook also issued a statement he was “obviously disheartened” by sexual misconduct allegations levelled against Hedley but would continue “to fulfil my contractual obligations.”
Fans took to Twitter earlier this week, using the hashtag #outHedley2k18 to share stories of shocking behaviour by the band, including acting inappropriately with fans as young as 14.
I was chosen to be an extra in a #Hedley music video a couple years ago. It was a long thankless day and afterwards a handful of girls were invited back to their hotel room, myself included. They were vulgar and handsy and I left the second I felt uncomfortable. #outHedley2k18— Maddy Magee (@maddymagee_) February 14, 2018
i met hedley a few years ago and all i can say of my experience was that it was unpleasant, uncomfortable and overall just awful. i’m so glad that their behaviour is finally being brought to light. #outHedley2k18— 𝔢 𝔱 𝔢 𝔯 𝔦 (@kartveIebi) February 13, 2018
You know you're Canadian when you have a friend who's been preyed on by Jacob Hoggard! #OutHedley2K18— dougie jones (@dsapiente) February 14, 2018
After the initial allegations, the band issued a statement, blaming their actions on "a lifestyle that incorporated certain rock and roll clichés."
Hedley's upcoming tour dates remain scheduled according to the band's official website, though they recently banned press from attending tonight's show in Brandon, MB.