An American band has cancelled their scheduled Australian tour and another international act’s tour is in jeopardy after local promoter Stag Music Touring Australia wasn’t able to fulfil “contractual obligations” following allegations of fraudulent activity.
Metal outfit Once Human (pictured) have cancelled their 12-date Australian tour, amid an ongoing saga incolving the former manager of Sydney’s Bald Faced Stag hotel, Scott MacKenzie.
Once Human were scheduled to be the first tour promoted by MacKenzie’s touring company Stag Music Touring Australia, but the tour has now been called off.
In a statement, a former employee of the company says, “The former company owner of Stag Music Touring Australia, Scott Mackenzie was not able to fulfil his contractual obligations after recent allegations surfaced about him regarding fraudulent activity.
“While the rest of us tried everything we could to salvage the tour and have someone take over it was just not possible in such a short space of time. We are absolutely devastated. Sincerest apologies to all the fans.”
Stag Music Touring is also scheduled to host Swedish industrial metal band Pain’s first-ever Australian tour later this year, but it’s now unclear if the tour will go ahead, as the band are looking for a new promoter to take over the tour.
Today’s Once Human tour cancellation comes after Mackenzie was accused earlier this year of not paying bands who had performed at the Bald Faced Stag.
Refunds for the Once Human tour will be issued at the point of purchase.