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Ben Howard Cancels Bluesfest, Reschedules Australian Tour

Written by Tom Williams on March 13, 2015

English singer-songwriter Ben Howard has cancelled his appearance at Byron Bay Bluesfest 2015, his previously announced Sydney Opera House show, and has rescheduled his entire Australian tour for May/June.

In a statement, Howard’s management say he “has decided to reschedule his tour to ensure he puts on the best show possible for Australian fans”, having only recently arrived home after months of overseas touring.

In a personal statement, Howard has apologised to fans, saying, “Dear Australia… We’re really sorry we’re having to reschedule the upcoming tour – it’s really not what we wanted to do and it’s been an impossible decision to come to.

“We’ve had to make some big changes for the greater good. Hoping you can make the new dates. All will be well and we’ll be back soon in full force.”

In some better news for Howard’s Aussie fans, the indie-folk musician has added a Brisbane show to his now rescheduled tour, which still includes dates in Sydney, Melbourne and Fremantle. A limited number of tickets will also still be available to purchase for Howard’s new Sydney show, which will take place at the Hordern Pavilion.

Tickets for Howard’s rescheduled shows will be valid for his newly-announced dates. Sydney Opera House ticket holders are being told to contact the point of purchase for refunds no later than Tuesday, 31st March. For more details on refunds, visit the Secret Sounds website.

Howard is the second big name to pull out of Bluesfest in recent weeks, after headliner Lenny Kravitz cancelled his Australian tour. View details of Ben Howard’s rescheduled 2015 Australian tour, below.

UPDATE 24/03/15: Due to demand, Ben Howard has added a second and final Brisbane show to his rescheduled Australian tour. The new show is locked in for Friday, 29th May at The Tivoli. Ticket details available below.

Watch: Ben Howard – I Forget Where We Were

Ben Howard 2015 Rescheduled Australian Tour

Tickets for Ben Howard’s second and final Brisbane show on Friday, 29th May go on sale 9am local time Tuesday, 24th March. Tickets to his first Brisbane show are on sale now.

Thursday, 28th May 2015
Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane
Tickets: Secret Sounds

Friday, 29th May 2015NEW SHOW
Tivoli Theatre, Brisbane
Tickets: Secret Sounds

Saturday, 30th May 2015RESCHEDULED SHOW
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
Tickets: Secret Sounds

Monday, 1st June 2015RESCHEDULED SHOW
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne
Tickets: Secret Sounds

Wednesday, 3rd June 2015RESCHEDULED SHOW
Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle
Tickets: Secret Sounds

Ben Howard 2015 Cancelled Shows

Sunday, 29th MarchCANCELLED
Sydney Opera House, Sydney

Thursday, 2nd April 2015CANCELLED
Bluesfest, Byron Bay

Gallery: Ben Howard – Sydney, Enmore Theatre 31/07/14 / Photos: Annette Geneva

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