SYDNEY (CelebrityAcccess MediaWire) — Velvet Revolver has reportedly canceled the Australian leg of their tour, following the DUI arrest and subsequent "voluntary" rehab trip for frontman Scott Weiland.
An Aussie music blog Undercover picked up an offical statement by KWS productions regarding the tour:
"Velvet Revolver regret to announce they're unable to perform their five upcoming concert dates in Australia that were scheduled for February 15-20. The cancellation of these shows will allow lead singer Scott Weiland to continue treatment at a rehab facility which he voluntarily entered after the band's February 6 performance in Los Angeles. Velvet Revolver deeply apologize to their fans in Australia and thank them for sticking by the group when various members have relapsed during the last year and a half. The band — lead vocalist Scott Weiland, guitarist Slash, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Matt Sorum and guitarist Dave Kushner — are on track to perform at the Dubai Desert Rock Fest in Dubai, UAE on March 8, to be followed by their UK tour March 15-27."
The band had been forced to cancel an earlier Japan tour as well after some of the group were refused visas by the Japanese government behind previous legal troubles. – CelebrityAccess Staff Writers