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International / Big Local band Tours thread

Discussion in 'LORD' started by Lord Tim, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. cowboy

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    March is fair.

    To be honest I find even the stuff rescheduled to September is a touch optimistic :(
     
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    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    Yeah, I don't reckon we're going to see anything before November at the earliest and even that is iffy.
     
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    Perhaps we'll be able to have Australian bands play before they allow foreign bands into the country? If that occurred it could be good for the local industry.
     
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    That would be one positive Winmar. I think its certain that local gigs will be the first thing to get the okay. Then gigs for interstate bands and then finally, international.

    But until the 14-day-isolation thing is lifted we are not going to get any international bands playing here, and from all reports that is not gonna happen anytime soon.
     
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    Looks like most bigger venues (in Sydney) have started rescheduling shows to October November and December which probably means that it will be difficult for local bands to find venues this year (assuming restrictions are lifted in 5 months). Bands should probably be trying to already book gigs now for early next year
     
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    Lord Tim That guy from LORD

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    Yep, we've written off the rest of 2020.
     
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    Steel Panther/Sevendust tour rescheduled from May 2020 to February 2021
     
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    The name might suggest a polished and shiny rock 'n' roll bar, but it's actually a dark and dingy dive bar that attracts hipsters and everyone else, hosting the whole spectrum of genres from dance parties, DJs, hip-hop, folk etc. right down to the filthiest extreme metal and hardcore punk. Most of the staff over the years have been in bands, sometimes popping onto the stage and then returning back to work the bar after their set. Best venue in Auckland I reckon, though smokers don't like having to go out up the stairs to smoke in the shopping arcade. It has some good dark corners for non-smokers to hang out in anyway. Hopefully it'll stick around.
     
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    SACRED REICH/VIO-LENCE tour that had been re-scheduled to July prior to the covid-19 outbreak, has been pushed back again. Dates TBA.
     
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    From all reports the status of the IRON MAIDEN/KILLSWITCH tour has changed from "Postponed" to CANCELLED.
     
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    I read that as well. Not great news.
     
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    VERY much in line with some of the discussions here:

    Falls Festival plans to go ahead with an all-Australian line-up as coronavirus continues to impact international travel.

    The festival, which is typically held between December 28 and January 5 in Lorne, Byron Bay, Marion Bay and Fremantle, looked to be in doubt this year, but organisers have found a way forward.

    “Australia is home to some of the most exciting acts in the world and we see this special ‘homegrown edition’ as the perfect opportunity to give back to the Australian music industry who have been doing it tough through this COVID vortex,” a statement from Falls Festival said on Wednesday.
     
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    We must know our shit around here! Actually you guys do; I'll just ride on your coat tails.

    Falls isn't something I'd consider going to, but it'd be good to have more stuff planned on the metal front to fill the gaping musical void.
     
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    Have local shows resumed anywhere over there? Looks like SA and TAS at least haven't had a case in a month. I know VIC is still battling though, as my sister lives in Melbourne. I became an uncle during lockdown but dunno when I'll get to meet my niece in person.

    I've been visiting Auckland for a few weeks and attended 6 gigs while up here, after seeing none for 3 months. When I go back to Wellington I'll be seeing gigs as normal there too. Weird to think how fortunate we are that things only took that long to get back to relative normality in NZ. Technically one of them was an international as it was a solo artist born in Canada. My girlfriend got one up on me though as she saw a socially distanced seated gig in late May.
     
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    Brisbane has started local shows again. Think its gonna be a long time before we see any sort of internationals here though.

    I reckon given that Melbourne is in lockdown again, we can kiss goodbye to any of those shows that got rescheduled to dates in 2020.
     
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    Melbourne (and possibly Sydney after the last week) might slow things down a little bit but what about the idea of bands coming here and spending their quarantine in the studio before being allowed to tour like Gudinski (I think it was) suggested a few weeks back. It was a solid idea and obviously there is a few things that have to change for it to happen but with the right salesperson that could easily be a goer in '21. Gudinski is probably not the right salesperson for metal, but I'm sure he can find someone that is.
     
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    If state borders can open up again it might be a goer. At the moment VIC is a no-go. Gigs have resumed in Canberra though.
     
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    I noticed that the Steel Panther concert in February is for sale on Ticketek again at the Hordern Pavilion. I want to go but I'm having second thoughts about buying a ticket (having said that I just started going back to Eels home games last-ish week). What do you guys think? I have no idea how a gig would even work these days. I'm afraid I'll pay the money and the concert will get postponed, but they'll hang onto the cash (Iron Maiden all over again, I'm in that group too).
     
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    As nice as it would be to support promoters and their efforts, it just doesn't make sense to buy more tickets to internationals any time soon. But I do think it makes sense to hang onto tickets you already have.

    I'm sitting on a ticket to Sacred Reich/Vio-lence, 2 tickets to Patti Smith and 2 tickets to night one of Punk It Up festival (that being some classic NZ bands but a bunch of the band members live in Australia and one in California and so on). I could've grabbed refunds at the time each was postponed, but the latter two concerts will be sold to capacity if they go ahead, so I much prefer having them hang onto my cash over the possibility of missing out!
     

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