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The Game Australian Tour Dates Rescheduled Following 11th Hour Chaos

Written by Mike Hohnen on August 22, 2013

UPDATE: Tour dates have been rescheduled yet again – full details here.

Literally hours before his Jesus Piece Australian Tour is set to kick off, US rapper The Game has threatened to cancel the whole thing, retracting the cancellation at the last minute, rescheduled two dates and launched a scathing review of his Australian promoter, slamming their “extreme unprofessionalism”.

Overnight, the rapper’s management informed ticketholders via Facebook that the tour would no longer be happening, adding that promoters Hip Hop TV failed to live up to their contractual obligations despite the best attempts from management to move forward:

“The promoter Hip Hop TV, has failed numerous times to deliver on simple contractual points including paying the artist his fees…

“Game’s Management have gone above and beyond to give the promoter many chances to fulfil his obligations, and adjusted Game’s schedule to try to make this tour happen, but Hip Hop TV have still failed to deliver. The promoter has shown extreme unprofessionalism towards Management, and made many false promises he has not delivered on.”

Early this morning, Hip Hop TV explained that after some back and forth, both parties have come to an agreement on the new dates, and the Facebook post on The Game’s page has since been deleted.

Music Feeds has spoken to promoter Fady Atalla, who explained that the drama stemmed from a delayed final payment, though the dust has settled and everyone involved is looking forward to a hell of a tour. Atalla left us with the following statement:

“This was just a misunderstanding, we apologise for causing any alarm. We love The Game, the last thing we would want is a bad relationship with his management. Also respect for Dontay “Taydoe” Kidd his manager for being patient with us as well.”

You can check out the rescheduled tour dates below and the previous statement from The Game’s camp below that.

UPDATE: Tour dates have been rescheduled yet again – full details here.

Thursday, 22nd August
The Espy, Melbourne

Saturday, 24th August
The Grand Hotel, Wollongong

Tuesday, 27th August
Metro Theatre, Sydney

Wednesday, 28th August
Panthers, Newcastle

Thursday, 29th August
The Plantation Hotel, Coffs Harbour

Friday, 30th August
Parkwood Tavern, Gold Coast

Saturday, 31st August
The Arena, Brisbane

Sunday, 1st September
Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone

Tuesday, 3rd September
Convention Centre, Mackay

Thursday, 5th September
The Jack, Cairns

Friday, 6th September
The Venue, Townsville

Tuesday, 10th September
The Espy, Melbourne

Wednesday, 11th September
The Grand Hotel, Wollongong

Previous tour cancellation statement (now retracted):

“It’s with regret that we announce that Game’s upcoming Australian Tour is cancelled. The promoter Hip Hop TV, has failed numerous times to deliver on simple contractual points including paying the artist his fees.

Game’s Management have gone above and beyond to give the promoter many chances to fulfil his obligations, and adjusted Game’s schedule to try to make this tour happen, but Hip Hop TV have still failed to deliver. The promoter has shown extreme unprofessionalism towards Management, and made many false promises he has not delivered on.

Game has successfully performed in Australia numerous times and loves his Australian fans and is extremely disappointed the promoter has failed to deliver on his obligations.”

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