German thrashers Destruction have come across more bad luck when it comes to tours. The band has been forced to pull out of their upcoming Australian appearances due to the tour promoter "not wanting them after all". They were supposed to play on New Year's Eve at the Screamfest Australia metal festival in Sydney and in Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth for a side-tour.

The tour promoter hasn't made any kind of official statement but said when queried by Destruction said: "The board of Just Say Rock cannot afford to bring Destruction down to Australia for the festival and other shows. Not helping...was that the venues in both Brisbane and Perth had spoken to Just Say Rock prior to this and wanted to either cancel the shows or bump Destruction into bars/pubs as the sales for these shows are poor with what they stated as "people showing little interest" in attending."

As of the time of cancellation Destruction was over a month away from making their fifth appearance down under. The band have said that they are devastated about the news and were really excited to return to Australia. More information and discussion can be found at Destruction's official forum here.

Band profile: Destruction
Event: Screamfest Australia 2009
Posted: 27.11.2009 by Raiden


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X5452 - 27.11.2009 at 07:10  
What a bunch pf crappy shit, hope they wont cancel their europian dates! im looking forward to seein them with arch enemy!
sbgmetal - 27.11.2009 at 08:11  
What a lousy tour promoter!
Eternal Flames - 27.11.2009 at 09:05  
Apparently their Brisbane show only sold 5 tickets, and Melbourne sold about 30 or so. I suppose that kinda does explain it but I still think they should have been kept to appear at the festival and just had their sideshows cancelled. The sideshows realistically wouldn't have been financially viable.

They could have moved their shows to smaller venues anyway rather than cancelling the tour.
Overlord_PT - 27.11.2009 at 18:00  
Written by sbgmetal on 27.11.2009 at 08:11

What a lousy tour promoter!
DoomGuard - 27.11.2009 at 18:01  
Tour promoters only looking for green
Overlord_PT - 27.11.2009 at 18:03  
Written by DoomGuard on 27.11.2009 at 18:01

Tour promoters only looking for green

its a fucking business
Black Conundrum - 27.11.2009 at 21:31  
Written by Overlord_PT on 27.11.2009 at 18:00

Written by sbgmetal on 27.11.2009 at 08:11

What a lousy tour promoter!

flamesoficarus - 28.11.2009 at 02:43  
Damn i was keen to see them live.
promoter should still have left them on the new years date as they really have no idea how many people wanted to see them live during that show in sydney.

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