A promoter in regional NSW is thousands of dollars out of pocket after the Madden Brothers bailed on scheduled performances in Wagga and Albury last month.
The Daily Advertiser reports that Armada Hospitality – owners of Wagga’s Capital Nightclub – pre-booked the Good Charlotte twins to perform at the venue last month, but the duo then cancelled the performance in mysterious circumstances.
It’s believed that the duo were also going to do another show at Paddy’s Bar in Albury a few days later.
Armada Hospitality Director of operations Craig Shearer told The Daily Advertiser that the gigs had been booked and fully deposited with the Maddens’ management in Los Angeles several months ago; however, the Australian promoter had failed to secure the dates.
This was confirmed with a post on The Paddy’s Bar Facebook page.
“Outlaying tens of thousands of dollars for the bookings to fall through at the last minute is obviously not great,” Mr Shearer said.
“We’ve been doing this for quite a while and have brought some of the biggest Australian and international acts here over the past six or seven years,” Mr Shearer said.
“So we were pretty stunned when we were told the guys weren’t coming.”
Replacement shows with different acts are currently being organised for both venues in March.
The Madden Brothers have been invading our TV screens with their abysmal KFC Ads this summer.