LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Former Bee Gee Barry Gibb has pulled out of his upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand, including a performance at the Byron Bay Bluesfest, citing a scheduling change.
Due to a change in international commitments, Barry Gibb’s ‘In The Now World Tour’ Australian and New Zealand show dates, scheduled for April 2017, will not go ahead.
As it is currently not possible to reschedule the performances, refunds will be available to all ticket holders of the Live Nation produced headline shows.
The cancellation must be a disappointment for Gibb, who, with his brothers Maurice and Robin, launched the band that would propel them to worldwide fame.
Gibb last toured Australia in 2013 when he was on his Mythology Tour.
For Bluesfest, Gibb is the second international artist to pull out of the tour in as many weeks after Neil Young pulled out of the festival last week.
However, in announcing the news about Gibb's change of plans, festival director Peter Noble announced they had a new headliner in the works.
"I must now make an announcement that saddens me.
Barry Gibb has changed his touring plans and will not be coming to Australia & New Zealand for his scheduled tour in 2017, including the Bluesfest play on Easter Monday. However, we already have an offer in for an amazing artist to take his place, and look forward to this confirmation and announcement as well," Noble wrote in a post on the fest's website.
– Staff Writers