Shannon Noll has been dropped from a Queensland rodeo event over a viral and expletive-laden onstage tirade at a recent show.
The singer, who was filmed threatening and swearing at an audience member in Nyngan, New South Wales after allegedly having a beer can thrown at him earlier this week, has been pulled from the 2018 Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo music lineup.
In a statement, Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo General Manager Ms Natalie Flecker said the event prides itself on being a “family-friendly” event.
“We have made this operational decision to ensure we deliver the best event experience for all attendees,” she said.
Meanwhile, Noll told fans he was “disappointed” to not be performing at the event, but said he looks forward to “returning and being a part of it another time”.
Read both statements in full, below.
Noll was scheduled to perform at the Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo on Friday, 10th August. Organisers are working to find a replacement.
After footage of his onstage tirade (below) made its way online, Noll apologised in a statement to fans.
Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo Statement (13/07/18):
The Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo has withdrawn a scheduled performance by entertainer Shannon Noll for our 60th rodeo celebrations next month following a weekend incident involving the artist.
Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo General Manager Ms Natalie Flecker said a lot of work and effort had gone into establishing the event nationally as a premier iconic Outback experience.
“We pride ourselves on our family-friendly environment and reputation so we have made this operational decision to ensure we deliver the best event experience for all attendees,” she said.
Mr Noll said: “I’m disappointed to not be there to celebrate such a milestone for an event engrained within the history and heritage of Queensland and wish it every success. I look forward to returning and being a part of it another time.”
Noll had been due to take the stage on Friday night (August 10) of the Isa Rodeo weekend.
Ms Flecker said it left the event with a vacancy for an entertainer for the Friday night concert with support act, Newcastle-based The Viper Creek Band. “We will be working quickly to fill this gap in our entertainment lineup to kick off our RODEO ROCK concert lineup,” she said.