Japanese Breakfast Canceled Concert After Learning Michael Flynn Was Hosting Event At Venue
The band tweeted on Thursday after multiple people informed them that the Main Street Armory was being boycotted due to it hosting the ReAwaken America Tour. The tour includes many right-wing speakers like former Trump campaign consultant Roger Stone, Trump lawyer Sidney Powell and conservative Charlie Kirk.
“It’s a picket line we support and are not interested in crossing,” said the tweet. “We are unfortunately unable to move the event to a different venue this time but we love Rochester and I am sure we will return someday soon.”
The band said they were told the ReAwaken America event was canceled, but later learned it was “secretly” still set to go.
The event was created by businessman Clay Clark and Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser. Flynn resigned from his role in the Trump administration after news that he misled administration officials on his communication with the Russian ambassador to the United States before Trump became president.
His most recent controversy has been in regard to his role in supporting Trump’s campaign to overturn the 2020 presidential election. When questioned by the Jan. 6 Committee, he pleaded the fifth when asked if believes in the peaceful transition of power.
He met with Trump prior to January 6, 2021, to discuss the possibility of the military seizing voting machines to keep Trump in office.