Update: Datsik Cancels Tour After Sexual Assault Allegations, DJ Dropped By Booking Agency, Label, Management

UPDATE: Datsik has posted to social media that his upcoming tour dates as well as festival appearances are now canceled, and his booking agency has told Pollstar the company has severed all ties with the DJ.
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“In light of recent allegations, Circle Talent Agency, effective immediately, has severed all ties with Datsik,” the booking agency told Pollstar in a statement.
Record label Firepower Records also dropped the artist, real name Troy Beetles, while management company Deckstar confirmed to Pollstar it has dropped him too.  
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“In light of recent allegations that have come forth, we have decided to sever our relationship with Datsik at this time,” Deckstar said in a statement to Pollstar. “Although we lack concrete information to confirm or deny these allegations, the nature and volume of the accusations demand swift and decisive action. We have always held ourselves and clients to the highest standards and believe that at this time it is in the best interest of our company and staff to move on.”

Multiple young women have come forward on social media saying popular dubstep DJ Datsik has made unwanted sexual advances and given drugs to women. 

The allegations have led to a flood of similar comments, his opening acts saying they’re leaving the tour until things are figured out, and one local promoter saying they won’t work with him. 
 While many of the Twitter posts have been deleted because of privacy concerns, there are multiple allegations that Datsik would invite young women to his tour bus, give them drugs like xanax and ketamine and then have sex with them.
There are also tweets and screenshots of backstage passes bearing the Datsik banner with the “Tulsa” written on them, which backwards reads “a slut.”

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– Datsik
performing at the Hollywood Palladium March 3.

One promoter has already distanced itself from Datsik, as TC Presents in Minneapolis was to co-promote a March 24 show at the Skyway Theatre.  That show appears to still be happening, however. 

 Space Jesus, with a more professionally crafted statement than the somewhat casual one from Datsik, has announced he is immediately taking himself off of the Ninja Nation tour, which was to continue through the Midwest and East Coast through March. Riot Ten, also on the Ninja Nation Tour, tweeted: “until further investigation, i am pulling off the tour. sorry to all my fans. i hope to see you soon and that this gets resolved.”

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Electronic dance music duo-sisters Krewella lashed out at Datsik, on Twitter, telling him to “own up“and “accept the consequences.” Krewella, known as somewhat of an outlier in the male-dominated world of EDM, spoke at Pollstar Live! on a panel titled “Women On The Road” in February about breaking into the community.

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Fellow bass music artist and major headliner Excision also made a statement, saying he does not condone any of the alleged behavior and adding that it’s known he does not party or drink after his shows. He said this news may be a wakeup call.

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Pollstar has reached out to Datsik’s representatives for comment or any news of tour plans being affected. Datsik, Excision, Space Jesus, Crizzly and many other major electronic artists are represented by Circle Talent Agency.

Datsik’s recent touring has done good business, with the current leg supposed to continue tonight in Grand Rapids, Mich., with the venue’s Facebook page saying the show at The Intersection is sold out. 

Recent boxoffice reports to Pollstar , with Space Jesus and Riot Ten on the bill, include House of Blues Boston Feb. 2, which sold 2,425 tickets and grossed $44,045 and Knitting Factory Concert House in Spokane Feb. 16, which sold 1,481 tickets and grossed $30,413. 

Last year’s Datsik tour had Crizzly on the bill sold more than 4,500 tickets to 1stBank Center in Colorado, grossing more than $142,000, among other big shows. 

Datsik’s current touring plans after the Ninja Nation tour which is to play the East Coast and Midwest through March, include Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas in May and Electric Forest in Michigan in June.