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Murder By Death Australian Tour Cancelled: “This Fucking Blows”

Written by Marc Zanotti on April 25, 2012

Rest Assured have posted the following statements that explain the strange occurrence that has led to the cancellation of American indie-rock band Murder By Death’s Australian tour.

The tour was first supposed to take place during February but then postponed to May, before finally being cancelled.

PR company Major Label Entertainment made the following statement:

“Sadly, the Murder By Death tour has been cancelled by the promoter – Jung Hearts – due to an investor going walkabout. We’re a little bummed we can’t finish off the PR campaign for it and we were also going to tour manage that on the road šŸ™ Nonetheless, our thoughts are with Murder By Death and hopefully they can make it out to Australia sooner rather than later. Cracking band they are – check them out if you haven’t. A press release from the promoter is circulating. For further info check out Jung Hearts.”

Murder By Death made the following statement:

“The hits just keep coming. We have just been told and are forced to announce with great sadness and bitter anger that our Australian tour has been cancelled by the promoter, Jung Hearts. According to them, their investor has “disappeared” so all funding has been withdrawn. Apparently, he has bamboozled other promoters in the past. Who knows. They did not book our flights, arrange Visas etc. so we are unable to throw something together to make these dates happen. Our booking agent and MBD have tried everything we can think of to try to salvage this tour but we are out of options. We realize that the actions of the promoter (first, pushing the tour back and then cancelling it) reflect badly on us too, but there is nothing we have been able to do about it. We are completely at the whim of the people putting on the shows, arranging transport and gear, paying for flights, setting up publicity etc. It has been a dream of ours for a long time to visit Australia and we could not be more frustrated and upset that this happened to us. We sincerely apologize to people who bought tickets, have made travel arrangements, taken the day off work or whatever. Please know we are in agony thinking about the annoyance we have inadvertently caused you. We will be spending the month of May wishing we were in Australia, with nothing to do, as we counted on this tour happening. Someday, hopefully, we will have an opportunity to visit Australia, with more reliable and trustworthy tour arrangements. Our sincerest apologies everyone. This fucking blows.”
Adam + the folks in MBD

Update: The promoter has responded “This is simply the hardest way to make money, ever”.

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