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    Default No Aussie Tour for 2012.

    http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertai...-1226442896761

    Breaking News: Bad news for Van Halen’s Aussie Tour…
    Promoter Patrick Prendergast, of When The Lion Roars, had pitched a tour in the first week of November.
    But he added: “Van Halen have passed on playing in Australia this year – which is a shame.” Mr Prendergast had been in talks with the band since April …
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    Sorry to hear that.

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    May be 2013.

    They have not been here for 14 years...
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    US supergroup Van Halen has pulled out of plans to tour Australia in summer.
    ..Promoter Patrick Prendergast, of When The Lion Roars, had pitched a tour in the first week of November.

    But he added: ''Van Halen have passed on playing in Australia this year - which is a shame.''

    Mr Prendergast had been in talks with the band since April and said a deal was ''very, very close.''

    It is the second time in 18 months Van Halen, reunited with frontman David Lee Roth, has pulled the pin on visiting Australia.

    They were confirmed to headline Soundwave Revolution last September, but cancelled, opting to finish an album.

    Their hits include Jump, Panama and Why Can't This Be Love.

    Meanwhile, the summer tour calendar will heat up when Soundwave 2013 announces a first round of headliners this week.

    Soundwave promoters have confirmed US punk poppers Blink 182 will tour - with their flight-phobic drummer Travis Barker.

    Barker refuses to fly since surviving a private jet crash four years ago.

    But Barker has told promoters he will take a sedative before the flight to Australia, and travel between shows in a Winnebago.

    Punk bands The Offspring and Sum 41 are also on the bill.

    Soundwave promoters are understood to have made a pitch to the so-called Big Four - Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax.

    But scheduling was a hurdle.

    Red Hot Chili Peppers and The Killers are co-headlining the Big Day Out in January.

    Coldplay kickstarts the summer season with a concert at Etihad Stadium in November.

    Canadian rockers Nickelback are also visiting that month.

    Rapper Nicki Minaj is finalising a December run of shows.

    Singer-dancer-actress-judge Jennifer Lopez is also in talks for a summer tour.

    Promoters are also negotiating tours with Pink and Green Day.

    Traditionally, December is a busy month for festivals.

    The Flaming Lips, Coolio and SBTRKT will play at Falls Festival.

    Tiesto, Avicii, Calvin Harris and Carl Cox are at Stereosonic Festival.

    Concert industry sources say Bruce Springsteen has proposed Australian tour dates in March.

    One major promoter dropped out of discussions with The Boss, adding: ''The deal was unworkable.''
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    This really fucked up my Sunday morning!
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    Jesus, that a bummer. How long would it take anyways, 2 weeks.

    What a drag, that's not fair since last years Soundwave was cancelled too.You'd think they could just play this years Soundwave, since they aren't doing anything until November in Japan.

    It must be the promoters or managements fault. You'd think they could at least just swing by for a few shows at least, like they plan to do in Japan. :confused
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    C'mn D-Ro! What's happening in there?!

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    I wonder if we'll get the reason why Australia is a no go, because DLR pretty much confirmed they would be going. Not lucrative enough?

    Guess they don't have to learn to speak Aussie.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big fatty View Post
    Jesus, that a bummer. How long would it take anyways, 2 weeks.

    What a drag, that's not fair since last years Soundwave was cancelled too.You'd think they could just play this years Soundwave, since they aren't doing anything until November in Japan.

    It must be the promoters or managements fault. You'd think they could at least just swing by for a few shows at least, like they plan to do in Japan. :confused
    Please tell me you don't really believe this!?

    The promoter has stated, categorically, that he had been trying to get the band on board since April!

    The irony of all of this of course is the fact that D-Ro put out what was termed a 'Public Relations' video, stating that an Oz tour was on the cards...And Mrs Van Halen is a PR exec.!!! If this is their (her) idea of public relations, that company is going nowhere fast.

    At best, it's an embarrassment; at worst, it's downright insulting to the Oz fans.

    I'm sorry - call me a "Thread-Shitter", if you like - but I am just incredulous as to the way this band treats their international fans (unless you're Japanese, of course).
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    Oh god, now the haters chime in.











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    VH say "YES" to this:





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    That Australian money looks very similar to my Canadian money, It's very colorful.

    It is DEFINETLY somones fault, most likely the Australian promoter didn't get it right, or the VH management was difficult, but I doubt DLR or EVH put the kybosh on it.

    Plus, maybe next year they will go, there's no need to get too excited and JUMP to conclusions just yet, as you don't know for sure.

    But if I was Australian , Is be pretty damn pissed off, and rightfully so, for sure.( duh )

    I was patiently and eagerly anticipating some new VH activity news about touring, and always look forward to new youtube footage. Have to wait longer I guess.
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    I feel badly for Australian fans... A deal was "very close?" I wonder what the sticking point was.

    Also, I wonder what VH's thinking about doing instead... I imagine that VH would rather play and make money than herd cattle, (or at least a few of them would.)
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    It's very confusing as the $A is stronger than the $US right now and with our economy so strong they could look forward to making a considerable sum down here! Money surely can't be the issue!!!
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