The latest announcement from post-hardcore heroes The Devil Wears Prada has their Australian fans feeling a little perplexed, after the band announced new US shows in place of their cancelled 2017 Australian tour.
Overnight, The Devil Wears Prada announced they would be joining Anthrax and Killswitch Engage on their already-announced North American run. Prada will join the parade towards the end of March, and will be sticking around well into May. Interestingly, the new dates (between 5th and 13th April 2017) overlap their cancelled Australian dates pretty much exactly.
Of course, this hasn’t gone down too well with Australian fans, who have expressed their confusion on social media. You can catch some of their reactions, below.
At the weekend, the band broke the news that they’d be postponing their Australian run, elaborating that “these situations are never easy”, and taking the chance to apologise “to all of our friends in Australia that may be disappointed at this time” before assuring everyone a rescheduled tour would be announced.
Of course, no comment has come from the band, and it’s unlikely any will. Chances are this was a pure business decision, hopefully providing the band with means to continue as a viable entity. That said, perhaps a little more discretion is needed when announcing new tours over ones which were recently cancelled.
Prior to their cancellation, The Devil Wears Prada were set to tour down under in the name of their brand new album Transit Blues. They were last in Australia for Soundwave 2015, and previously played a headline run of shows in 2012.