Sydney novelty punk band ‘Birdman Or The Unexpected Virtue of A Tony Hawk Pro Skater Cover Band‘ has been handed another shot at performing their show that was shut down in Kings Cross in June 2nd due to noise complaints.
The original show was being performed as part of Sydney’s Vivid festival at the Kings Cross Hotel, but was brought to an abrupt halt after noise complaints from nearby residents began flowing in from as early as 7:30pm.
The band at the time posted a statement outlining how “heartbroken” they were at being shut down during the launch of a party that was bulled as helping “reinvigorate Sydney’s nightlife”.
Now Birdman have been given a second chance to perform their two sets totalling 29 cover songs from the legendary Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtracks and to “kickflip the night away” at Waywards in Newtown.
Pedestrian TV spoke to the band’s bass player Simeon Batholomew, who confirmed that Vivid Sydney had been behind the reschedule. “We’re all personally thrilled that Adam (the promoter) and Vivid had moved mountains to get us the reschedule,” he said.
“They wanted it to happen just as much as we did (after all – who DOESN’T want a night dedicated to the video game series that defined our teen playlists?!?) and we’re extremely keen for Saturday. And “extremely keen” is a complete understatement. We’re ready to lift the roof of Waywards.”
The new show is set to go down this Saturday, 17th June and entry is free.