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Boomtown Rats Cancelling Australian Tour?

Written by Mike Hohnen on April 15, 2013

Having only just announced their Australian tour, reformed 70s/80s act, The Boomtown Rats, could possibly be moments away from cancelling. The band’s official website lists a run of Australian dates for an upcoming world tour but the venue’s websites tell a different story.

When clicking the links to the band’s Brisbane and Melbourne shows, the associated venues both note cancellation, with Brisbane Entertaiment Centre citing ‘unforeseen circumstances’. Meanwhile Adelaide Entertainment Centre seems to have no listing for the Boomtown Rats at all.

In January it was announced that the Boomtown Rats were reforming to play what was to be their first show since 1986 at this year’s Isle of Wight Festival in June. However, as the reunited band states on their official site, the positive reaction to the Boomtown Rats reformation prompted the four-piece to embark on a world tour.

Now any Australian shows might be over before they began.

As reported by The Guardian, frontman, Bob Geldof, gushed at the opportunity to once again tour with the band that brought him to notability in the late 70s:

“Playing again with the Rats and doing those great songs again will be exciting afresh. We were an amazing band and I just feel it’s the right time to re-Rat, to go back to Boomtown for a visit.”

The reunited Rats consists of Bob Geldof, Pete Briquette, Simon Crowe, and Garry Roberts with the band perhaps most well known for their 1979 hit I Don’t Like Mondays.

For further ticket information head over to the Boomtown Rats official website

UPDATE 17/4/13:
A post on the Boomtown Rat’s official website has revealed that the band will now be performing at Sydney’s Enmore Theatre on Thursday, 23rd May. The Adelaide show, which was looking doubtful has been confirmed as cancelled and the Perth show will now be taking place Saturday, 25th May.

Boomtown Rats – Australian Tour Dates

Monday, 20th MayCANCELLED
Brisbane Entertainment Centre, Brisbane

Thursday, 23st May
Enmore Theatre, Sydney – NEW VENUE

Thursday, 23rd MayCANCELLED
Hisense Arena, Melbourne

Monday, 27th MayCANCELLED
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide

Saturday, 25th May
Challange Stadium, Perth

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