Conor Oberst’s band Desaparecidos have tweeted a desperate plea calling on Harvest Festival promoter AJ Maddah to arrange for a replacement tour after the festival was cancelled.
The band tweeted directly at Maddah, telling him that they “really want to come to Oz” to play shows in November, and that they need him to contact their agent and confirm some dates ASAP.
Maddah tweeted in response to a Desaparecidos fan’s worries earlier this month, saying “Love Conor and look forward to seeing him in Nov!” Whilst that seemed promising, the band reaching out to him via Twitter appears less so, the band even noting that trying to secure shows now will be “down to the wire”.
Earlier in the week, Maddah said that make up Harvest shows would be announced on Thursday, but so far two bands have confirmed solo tours for November, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Franz Ferdinand.
A number of Harvest acts have also admitted that they won’t be coming to Australia in November, despite the cancellation of the festival. Maddah confirmed that trip-hop legends Massive Attack won’t tour, and nor will Goldfrapp.
A second Harvest lineup announcement was slated for release in late September, but was cancelled after the addition of Justin Vernon’s band Volcano Choir led the festival to sell just 33 tickets on the day the band were added to the lineup.
Stayed tuned to our Harvest 2013 Replacement Shows Feed for all the latest.
Hang tight Australia- while Harvest Festival has been canceled, we are figuring out our next move…
— Desaparecidos (@desaband) September 17, 2013
Hey @iamnotshouting– we really want to come to Oz still but need info ASAP to make it work. Down to the wire. Please contact our agent? Thx!
— Desaparecidos (@desaband) September 25, 2013