Today’s cancellation of The Black Keys’ upcoming Australian tour has had repercussions, with organisers of the new outdoor concert series Rolling Green announcing the cancellation of their inaugural event, scheduled to be headlined by the blues rockers this April.
The inaugural Rolling Green events were due to be held at Rochford Wines in Victoria’s Yarra Valley on Sunday 5th April, followed by another show at Bimbadgen Winery in NSW’s Hunter Valley on Saturday 11th April. Rolling Green is the sister festival of the widely popular A Day On The Green concert series, but aimed at younger audiences.
The event was to be headlined by The Black Keys with support from Spiderbait, Band Of Skulls and Bad//Dreems, but due to The Black Keys’ cancellation of all their upcoming Australian tour dates, the Rolling Green events will no longer go ahead.
“This is obviously hugely disappointing news as we knew The Black Keys were the perfect band to get the very first Rolling Green up and running and the bill with Spiderbait, Band Of Skulls and Bad//Dreems was a killer,” said Rolling Green promoter Michael Newton in a statement.
“I know there will be a lot of disappointed fans out there. We will have more news on the Rolling Green front for next season, so stand by!”
Along with joining The Black Keys at the now-cancelled outdoor Rolling Green events, Southampton rockers and fellow Bluesfest act Band Of Skulls were also due to support The Black Keys on their headline dates.
While these will no longer go ahead, Music Feeds can confirm that Band of Skulls will still visit Australia for their Bluesfest appearance as well as their two previously scheduled sideshows in Sydney and Melbourne.
Band Of Skulls’ Bluesfest 2015 sideshows will take place in Melbourne on Tuesday, 7th April, and Sydney on Thursday, 9th April. See details below.
Photos: Band Of Skulls, Apes – Sydney, The Hi-Fi 20/06/14. Photos by Annette Geneva
Rolling Green Is Cancelled, But Band Of Skulls Is Still Touring Australia - Music Feeds
Band Of Skulls Bluesfest 2015 Sideshows
Tuesday, 7th April 2015
Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Tickets: Corner Hotel
Thursday, 9th April 2015
Oxford Art Factory, Sydney
Also appearing at Bluesfest 2015