In a statement posted to Facebook, Yankovic says he’s “extremely sorry” to announce the cancellation, which he says is due to “unforeseen logistical difficulties by the festival’s production in arranging for our show to come to Marion Bay”.
Yankovic says his other two Falls Festival dates in Lorne and Byron Bay, as well as his appearance at Southbound festival, will “all remain as scheduled”.
“Again, I’m really sorry, Tasmania,” Yankovic says. “If there was any possible way for me to still do the show, I’d dearly love to — but they’re telling me now that there’s not. Hopefully I’ll get to come there again sometime in the near future.”
Falls Festival has declined to add further comment to Yankovic’s statement.
Aside from his Falls appearance in Lorne and Byron Bay, Yankovic is also scheduled to play headline shows in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide in January, as well as a slot at Western Australia’s Southbound Festival. Catch all his upcoming Aussie dates, below.
UPDATE 23/12/15: Weird Al’s replacement act has been announced: A Mr G Summer Heights High singalong.
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Weird Al Yankovic Australian Shows
Monday, 28th December 2015
The Falls Music & Arts Festival, Lorne
Tuesday, 29th December 2015 — CANCELLED
The Falls Music & Arts Festival, Marion Bay
Thursday, 31st December 2015
The Falls Music & Arts Festival, Byron Bay
Saturday, 2nd January 2016
Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Sunday, 3rd January 2016
Palais Theatre, Melbourne
Friday, 4th January 2016
Thebarton Theatre, Adelaide
Sunday, 10th January 2016
Southbound Festival, Bussleton