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AJ Maddah On Crashdiet’s Omission From Soundwave 2014 Lineup

Written by Greg Moskovitch on August 28, 2013

UPDATE: Second Soundwave 2014 lineup is in – full details here!

Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah has taken to Twitter to clear up the situation surrounding Swedish glam metal band Crashdiet‘s absence from the lineup for Soundwave 2014. Maddah had disclosed, once again via Twitter, that the band were on his lineup shortlist.

A curious fan tweeted the outspoken promoter, asking “Are there any issues with Crashdiet, noticed they weren’t on the first lineup announcement after confirmation.” Maddah responded two hours later explaining the issue: “Their manager died quite suddenly and we didn’t get confirmation in time for 1st announcement.” Up till now the band’s omission from the lineup had been a mystery to many fans as their status was considered, for all intents and purposes, confirmed.

The band have released a statement via their official Facebook page, in which they confirmed the passing of manager Michael Sundén and explained his impact on the band, saying “Michael took this band to new heights that wouldn’t be possible without him. He will be missed! Our hearts go out to his wife and kids.”

There is no word yet on whether the band will be on the second lineup announcement for Soundwave 2014, but the band have confirmed that they are “currently out on the road” despite cancelling dates in Japan.

Soundwave Festival 2014 Second Lineup Announcement

A Day To Remember
Mastodon
HIM
Pennywise
Jimmy Eat World
Glassjaw
Panic At The Disco
Eagles Of Death metal
The Dillinger Escape Plan
Less Than Jake
Mayday Parade
Sevendust
Crosses
Suicide Silence
The Porkers
Gojira
Black Veil Brides
Zebrahead
Desaparecidos
Satyricon
Dream On Dreamer
Mutemath
Thy Art Is Murder
Stiff Little Fingers
Graveyard
Dir En Grey
Deez Nuts
In Hearts Wake
Breathe Carolina
Defiler
I Call Fives
Hacktivist
Devil You Know
Soil
The Boss Hoss
Uncle Acid & The Deadbeats
Nostalghia
Upon A Burning Body

joining

Green Day
Avenged Sevenfold
Stone Temple Pilots
Alice In Chains
Rob Zombie
Megadeth
Placebo
AFI
Korn
Alter Bridge
Trivium
Down
DevilDriver
Newsted
Biffy Clyro
Rocket From The Crypt
Asking Alexandria
Clutch
Alkaline Trio
Baroness
Five Finger Death Punch
August Burns Red
Testament
Living Colour
Letlive
Motionless In White
Gwar
The Black Dahlia Murder
Mushroomhead
Finch
Pulled Apart By Horses
Nancy Vandal
Bowling For Soup
Trash Talk
Skindred
Volbeat
Amon Amarth
Terror
Whitechapel
Tesseract
The Story So Far
10 Years
Ill Nino
Hardcore Superstar
Walking Papers
Coliseum
Your Demise
Our Last Night
Real Friends
Heaven’s Basement

Saturday, 22nd February 2014
RNA Showgrounds, Brisbane
Tix: Via Soundwave Festival

Sunday, 23rd February 2014
Olympic Park, Sydney
Tix: Via Soundwave Festival

Friday, 28th February 2014
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne
Tix: Via Soundwave Festival

Saturday, 1st March 2014
Bonython Park, Adelaide
Tix: Via Soundwave Festival

Monday, 3rd March 2014
Claremont Showgrounds, Perth
Tix: Via Soundwave Festival

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