After being pushed back from May to June, the local promoter for the impending Happy Mondays tour of Australia, KillRockStar Big Dog Entertainment, has announced that the visit has now been cancelled entirely.
The tour, which was due to kick off on Wednesday, was apparently cancelled by the band’s management citing “medical issues with drummer Gary Whelan”, according to a press release published on the promoter’s website.
The statement goes on to explain that “a mutually agreeable solution could not be found to rescue the tour”. Claiming that “details remain hazy”, no further details have been given.
KRBDE have advised that all ticket purchases will be refunded, with credit card transactions being automatically refunded with no further action required. Tickets purchased with cash will need to be refunded from the point of sale.
Apologies to all those who took the time to enter the Music Feeds Happy Mondays giveaway. Read the full statement from KillRockStar Big Dog Entertainment below.
“It is with regret that KRBD Entertainment announces that the Australian tour for Happy Mondays, which was previously rescheduled for Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth, has now been cancelled by the band’s management citing medical issues with drummer Gary Whelan.
While details remain hazy, a mutually agreeable solution could not be found to rescue the tour. Happy Mondays management officially cancelled the tour over the weekend.
KRBD would like to apologise to all fans and ticket holders for any inconvenience caused. Patrons who purchased tickets via credit card will be automatically refunded and do not need to do take any action. Patrons who purchased tickets with cash at an outlet need to return their tickets to the point of purchase for a full refund.”