The fallout from a social media blunder has cost Levitation Jones an upcoming gig. The Rhode Island DJ/producer (real name Brian Garner) asked his fans for illicit substances via Twitter before Atlanta venue Aisle 5 asked him to remove the tweet. Today, he revealed that the venue's management removed him from the lineup altogether.
"I'm a recovering addict and huge advocate for safe and responsible drug use," read a post to the Levitation Jones Facebook page. "We live in a society where D.A.R.E. failed as a program. Open communication is the solution to our substance abuse crisis."
Garner went on to explain that although that his request was meant as satire, it put Aisle 5's management in a position of liability. What he described as "An 'if an incident DOES happen, the law will view it as negligence' type of scenario" led the venue to cancel his performance.
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Mystic Grizzly will still perform at Aisle 5 tomorrow, November 10th as planned and an optional refund will be issued to all presale ticket holders. Levitation Jones is looking for a substitute venue in Atlanta at the time of writing.
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