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Spain Will No Longer Fly With United Airlines (Statement)

10 April 2017 Los Angeles


In the news today we have seen disturbing images and video footage depicting the violent, forced ejection of a passenger from a United Airlines flight. This passenger had done nothing wrong, and did nothing to deserve such treatment.


As a band that travels frequently, we in the band Spain cannot tolerate such behavior from an airline that is supposed to garner our trust. We will no longer be flying with United. Our tour rider will be amended to state as such.


We wish the victim of United Airlines’ brutal and completely unnecessary tactics well and wish him a speedy recovery. We hope he will receive just compensation from the airline. We also hope the people who are in charge of the airline do the right thing and apologize to the passenger who was abused, to the passengers (including small children) of the flight who had to witness the assault in person, and to all people everywhere who were emotionally affected by the footage.




Josh Haden


The Band Spain

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Spain's ongoing Tuesday night residency at the Love Song Bar in Los Angeles has produced many memorable shows, not the least of which was this live set recorded on February 21, 2017. Featuring the core group of Josh Haden (bass, vocals), Kenny Lyon (guitar), Shon Sullivan (keyboards, acoustic guitar), and Danny Frankel (drums), and frequent collaborator Matthew DeMerritt (saxophone). Includes new song "Tangerine". High quality recording available as a free download from




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