Punkband Vocalist Denied Access To United States Because He Mocked Trump


Does Peter and the Test Tube Babies ring any bell? Peter and the Test Tube Babies are a punkband from the United Kingdom and they recently flew to the United States of America to perform at a big festival there! The band was scheduled to perform at Punk Invasion, however this became rather complex when frontman Peter Bywaters was not allowed into the states.

Peter and the Test Tube Babies embarked on a tour last year titled "The Jinx Presidential Tour" in which they kind of mocked President Trump. This has resulted into Peter Bywaters refused entry to the United States of America. Bywaters was interrogated for six hours upon arrival in San Francisco and was confronted with photos and video's from the tour they embarked on in late 2016.

Bywaters reached out to Team Rock to tell his side of the story and here's what he had to say:

"I had only been there 30 seconds when the customs and border control guard swung his screen round and said, 'Is this you?'" Bywaters tells Team Rock. "There in full view was a video from last year's German tour with me dressed as Donald Trump, smoking a fake joint. From there, it all went down hill. Six hours later, I was forcibly escorted to my seat on the plane."

"Oh well, I expect to still be the singer of Peter and the Test Tube Babies by the end of the year. Will Trump still be president by the end of the summer? ... A U.S. tour or festival will never ever happen again!"

The Test Tube Babies' set at Punk Invasion did happen as planned. They had several fill-in vocalists taking Bywaters' place.

Below you'll be able t find footage from the band's "The Jinx Presidential Tour", in which Bywaters is dressed as Trump.

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02-08-2017 2 mins read
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