Dash Berlin issues statement on social media silence, addresses management complications and legal issues
Following the cancellation of multiple shows and a social media silence that dates back to late-May now, Dash Berlin has finally emerged from radio silence with a statement addressing the issues behind it. The Dutch group’s frontman, Jeffrey Sutorius, addressed the group’s ongoing trouble in a press release originally reported to have been sent through Berlin’s press team, The Media Nanny. Sutorius explains the chaos surrounding his management team, legal complications, and the future of Dash Berlin as we know it.
“Through this statement I inform you that at the end of May I severed my ties with Vanderkleij Agency, Sebastiaan Molijn and Eelke Kalberg (booker and management of Dash Berlin). The reason for ending the relationship is mismanagement in the past several years and neglecting my interests. I recently found out that Molijn and Kalberg together with Vanderkleij Agency registered the name ‘Dash Berlin’ in their own name. I did not realize that as such it might not be possible for me to perform under my Dash Berlin name. I requested my lawyers to put this matter before the court, so that this matter can be resolved. All this has had a negative influence on my health, and I was advised to take it easy. I would have preferred to announce this through my own social media channels. However, after ending the relationship my access to the social media accounts was blocked. I hope that all this can be settled quickly and that I can continue to perform. I love my fans and I hope they will understand.”
Previously, the message behind the major appearance cancellations was due to health-related concerns, though now it appears that the Dash Berlin project might be facing uncertainty moving forward due to legal trouble. Following a largely successful decade of touring under the Dash Berlin banner, Sutorius may no longer have the right to use the name, and Dash Berlin may have split as we know it.