SYDNEY, Australia (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — The first Soundwave Revolution tour, which was to feature headliners Van Halen, Bad Religion, Limp Bizkit and Alice Cooper, has been canceled a mere month before it was scheduled to hit the road.
Set for performances in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in September and October, the tour's promoter AJ Maddah announced on Sydney Radio Station Nova 969 that the tour was off, though the news had been unofficially broken by drummer from act Steel Panther via twitter.
According to Maddah, the cancelation was due to the sudden withdrawal of an unnamed headliner from the tour, leaving Maddah with little choice but to scrap the event.
"The situation is that we were scheduled to make a second announcement on the 1st August, which had our festival co-headliner on that announcement," Maddah told Nova.
"Their circumstances changed at the last minute and they had to pull out. And unfortunately we don't have enough time to replace them. And we didn't really want to go ahead with an incomplete line-up."
Initial reports suggested that the act in question was Limp Bizkit, but frontman Fred Durst denied this, suggesting that the band had never been booked in the first place and then laying the blame at Van Halen's feet.
"Hello my Australian people! Little FYI (for your information) for you – we were never on the bill to play any festival down under. So, looks like VH (Van Halen) cancels and we get thrown in the mix, classic." Durst tweeted. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers