The Locust recently posted on their website: "Clear Channel is still dead set in [our] rifle sites [sic].... [We] call for a boycott and follow up...by not playing Clear Channel shows, no matter how incredible the line-up." In the forums section, guitarist Robert Bray elaborates. "Turning down shows with our friends the Yeah Yeah Yeahs or Fantomas at the Fillmore isn't the easiest thing to do, but instead of it being a thorn in our side, it's more like an early coffin nail for Clear Channel."
Drummer Gabe Serbian says the Locust canceled five recent opening spots on Fantomas' North American tour. "The shows took place in Clear Channel clubs. Clear Channel is anti-competition, which makes them anti-America, and they support Bush and the war in Iraq. They put a muzzle on free speech. All you hear when you listen to the radio now is what they want you to hear. Which is usually shit."
Another group statement maintains that "The band still refuses to play anything but all-ages shows...it's stupid to discriminate against someone due to their age."