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Aqua Cancel Australian Show Mid-Tour Due To Illness

Danish-Norwegian group Aqua cancelled last night’s performance at Adelaide’s HQ Complex 30 minutes before they were due to take the stage, due to illness. The Eurodance group, who rose to fame with their 1997 single Barbie Girl, have apologised to fans via social media, revealing that it was a last minute decision to cancel the concert, which was part of their ‘Greatest Hits’ Australian Tour.

Promoters KillRockStar Entertainment announced the cancellation via Facebook, telling fans, “Lene became too ill to take the stage despite her best efforts and was forced to cancel moments before the band’s performance.” The promoter also apologised for any inconvenience and promised automatic refunds for ticket-holders.

As Rip It Up have noted, the decision to cancel the concert was made only half an hour before the group’s scheduled performance at 10pm. There were no signs of problems earlier in the day, however Aqua’s 10pm start time was reportedly shifted from an original starting time of 9pm.

Aqua took to their Facebook page at 11:30pm to apologise for the cancellation. “We’re terribly sorry that we have had to cancel tonight’s show at HQ, Adelaide,” the group wrote.

“Lene was unable to perform tonight due to a cold, which affected her voice. She tried her best to make tonight work until the very last minute, total rest was recommended by the doctor. Every effort is being taken to ensure, that the rest of the tour proceeds as planned.”

A number of wary Aqua fans have since questioned KillRockStar Entertainment about the status of Aqua’s final two 2014 Australian shows in Melbourne on Monday, 3rd November and in Fremantle on Wednesday, 5th November.

The promoter has told one fan, “Though cancellation of tomorrow’s [Melbourne] event is unlikely, tickets holders will be contacted by email as well as announcements both here and on Aqua’s page. All signs point to tomorrow’s [Melbourne] show being a ‘go’!”

For the sake of Aqua fans, let’s hope the group is able to close out its 2014 Australian tour. Facebook posts from Aqua and their tour promoter are available to view in full, below. For refund information, ticket-holders should contact Oztix.

Watch: Aqua – Barbie Girl

Aqua Australian Tour Dates


Friday, 31st October 2014

Eatons Hill, Brisbane

Tickets: Oztix

Saturday, 1st November 2014

Enmore Theatre, Sydney

Tickets: Ticketek

Sunday, 2nd November 2014CANCELLED

HQ, Adelaide

Tickets: Oztix

Monday, 3rd November 2014

Palais, Melbourne

Tickets: Ticketmaster

Wednesday, 5th November 2014

Metropolis, Fremantle

Tickets: Oztix

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