Bad news for Irish fans of Brand New who were hoping to see them at Dublin's Olympia Theatre this Thursday.

The band have postponed three dates on their European tour following allegations made against frontman Jesse Lacy dating back to 2002.

A woman called Nicole Garey has alleged that when she was 15 and Lacy was 24, he solicited nude pictures from her and also made her 'watch him masturbate on Skype'.

"Manipulated the hell out of me, demanded specific poses/settings/clothing, demeaned me, and made it clear that my sexuality was the only thing I had to offer," she wrote. "He knew what he was doing was shitty so he wouldn’t touch me until I was 19. I should’ve known better by then, but he had screwed me up so much psychologically that all I wanted was his approval. It fucked me up to the point that I STILL have nightmares and wakeup in a sweat. I still breakdown and have panic attacks when people play Brand New in a bar. JESSE LACEY IS A PIECE OF SHIT." 

In response, Lacy posted a long statement to the band's Facebook page, which you can read below. This morning, the band announced the postponement, saying "Due to the events of the last few days, Brand New will be postponing it's upcoming three shows in the United Kingdom and Ireland. Ticket refunds will be accepted at the original point of purchase."