‘P.O.D’ Song Deemed Too Violent For Festival Show


According to The Pulse Of RadioP.O.D. canceled an appearance this past Sunday [October 28] at a festival in Ventura, California after officials objected to the lyrics of one of the band’s biggest songs, Youth Of The Nation. According to the Ventura County Star, an official at the Ventura County Fairgrounds sent an email to the promoter of the Monster Jam Fest requesting that P.O.D. not play Youth Of The Nation because the lyrics, which were partially inspired by three separate school shootings, were “too touchy and controversial” and “too violent to be played at a family event.”

Youth Of The Nation appeared on the band’s 2001 album Satellite and was nominated for a Grammy for “Best Hard Rock Performance”.

The event was moved to a smaller venue after P.O.D. pulled out. The band did not comment on the situation except for a tweet announcing the cancellation and a link to the article in the County Star.

Ironically, P.O.D. singer Sonny Sandoval told The Pulse Of Radio that he often has his five-year-old son on the road with him, which keeps touring a family affair. “You know, if anything, I think just his presence alone here sets the tone for the rest of the guys,” he said. “And not only that, it reminds a lot of these rock stars and a lot of these young guys out here that they are daddies or they do have responsibilities, you know what I mean, so when they see me walking around with him and putting him first, and caring more about being a father than I do a rock star, it kind of sets the tone.”

P.O.D. will be getting back on the road in November, opening for 3 Doors Down and Daughtry, and will also set sail on the 2012 ShipRocked cruise from November 27 through December 3.

The band’s latest single, Higher, is taken from Murdered Love [Album Review], which came out this past July and ended a four-year hiatus for the group.

Upcoming Shows:

November 17 Tunica, MS The Better Life Foundation Event
November 18 Springfield, MO O’Reilly Family Event Center
November 20 San Antonio, TX Illusions Theatre
November 21 Laredo, TX Laredo Energy Arena
November 23 Belton, TX Bell County Expo Center
November 24 Corpus Christi, TX Concrete Street Amphitheater
November 27** Pikeville, KY Eastern Kentucky Expo Center
November 28** Huntington, WV Big Sandy Superstore Arena
November 30** Asbury Park, NJ Convention Hall
December 1** Binghamton, NY Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena
December 3** Huntington, NY Paramount Theater
December 4 State College, PA Bryce Jordan Center
December 5 Detroit, MI Fox Theatre
December 7 Champaign, IL Assembly Hall
December 8 St. Paul, MN The Myth
December 9 Chicago, IL Akoo Theatre
December 11 Broomfield, CO 1STBANK Center
December 13 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center
December 15 Anaheim, CA Theatre at the Honda Center

P.O.D. special guests for Daughtry and 3 Doors Down Co-headline Tour
**P.O.D. will not be appearing November 27 – December 3

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Related articles:
‘P.O.D’ Completes Work On New Album + New Tour Dates [March 2012]
‘P.O.D’ New Song Released ‘Eyez’ Download It For Free [April 2012]
‘P.O.D’ Release First Official Single From Forthcoming New Studio Album ‘Murdered Love’ [April 2012]
‘P.O.D’ To Play ‘Rockstar Uproar Festival’ 2012 [‘Murdered Love’ Release Party] [June 2012]
‘P.O.D’ Performs Acoustic Version Of ‘Lost In Forever’ On ’102.9 The Buzz’ [Video Available][June 2012]
‘P.O.D’ Debut ‘Murdered Love’ Lyric Video From New Album [June 2012]
‘Sonny Sandoval’ On ‘Jamey Jasta’ Collaboration: ‘He Was A Complete Professional’[Sept. 2012]
P.O.D – Murdered Love [Album Review]


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