Punknews is reporting that Erik Petersen, the frontman and founder of Philadelphia folk-punk band Mischief Brew, has passed away. The band has not released a statement regarding Petersen’s passing, but we will let you know if and when they do.
Mischief Brew was getting ready to embark on a European tour later this month, but it’s safe to assume it has been cancelled.
It goes without saying that our hearts go out to Mischief Brew. We will be keeping Erik’s friends and family in our thoughts.
Update: On July 12th, the Upper Darby Police Department’s official Twitter page reported that Petersen was missing and “may be having some emotional issues.”