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My Chemical Romance Cancel Australian Tour, Jimmy Eat World Step Up

Written by Daniel Clarke on February 5, 2010

I can’t decide whether or not this is good or bad news. Sure, Soundwave has lost My Chemical Romance, but their replacements are more than satisfactory… Here’s what organisers had to say:

My Chemical Romance regretfully announce that they have been forced to cancel all upcoming engagements, including their appearance at The Soundwave Festival in Australia.

Singer Gerard Way has been having severe vocal problems and is under doctor’s advisement to forgo the tour in order to receive treatment for his throat and vocal chords and protect their long-term use.

“We are really sorry that we’ve had to cancel this tour, and apologise for any inconvenience it has caused,” says singer Way. “The last thing we ever want to do is cancel shows, but we’ll be back to Australia to make it up to the fans as soon as possible.”

Patrons holding tickets to the My Chemical Romance show at the Big Top, Luna Park on Thu 25 Feb are advised to contact their point of purchase to arrange a full refund of their tickets.

Soundwave would like to thank the ever brilliant Jimmy Eat World who are interrupting their recording schedule in order to replace MCR on this year’s Soundwave bill.

Jimmy Eat World have consistently held the number 1 spot as the most requested band by Soundwave fans (and staff!) and we look forward to having them on the festival after so many years of trying!

We are also thrilled to announce that Jimmy Eat World will now join the already massive sideshow of Glassjaw, Sunny Day Real Estate, Motion City Soundtrack and RX Bandits.

Tuesday 23rd February
Sydney – UNSW Roundhouse – Licensed All Ages
Tickets: 132 849

Thursday 25th February
Melbourne – Palace Theatre – 18+
Tickets: 132 849

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