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Soundwave promoter AJ Maddah has announced that about 30 of the bands that were announced on the Soundwave Revolution lineup will make their way to Australia in September for a series of mini-fests and club shows.

The “mini-revs” in Brisbane, Melbourne and Adelaide will be all day events priced at “somewhere around $97” featuring “15 to 17 bands, 2 stages, no clashes”. He is still working on the format for the events in Sydney and Perth. The lineups will feature the punk bands from the cancelled Revolution lineup, while the metal bands will play evening club shows during the week.

Maddah has also declared that “Despite the advice from legal and ticketing, etc, we’re refunding 100%, including postage, booking fees, credit card charges, etc. As far as I am concerned anything less would be bullshit, no matter what the fine print says or what is legal.”

Mini-Revolution dates:
Sydney – Sunday 25th September
Melbourne – Friday 30th September
Adelaide – Sunday 2nd October
Perth – TBA
Brisbane – TBA

IN RELATED NEWS – CHECK OUT THE LIST OF BANDS CONFIRMED FOR SOUNDWAVE 2012

READ ON FOR MORE MINI-REVS UPDATES INCLUDING LISTS OF THE BANDS THAT ARE COMING AND THOSE THAT WON’T BE MAKING THE TRIP.

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sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 10th Aug, 2011



i noticed it on two articles in a row. and kinda figured it was some in joke i knew nothing about. guess i was wrong!

grattan

grattan said on the 10th Aug, 2011

She is kinda a joke... but just all just a typo.

themhumm

themhumm said on the 10th Aug, 2011

This Triple M douche bag needs to get a life. He seems to take wild, uninformed stabs in the dark and has only been right a handful of times.

grattan

grattan said on the 11th Aug, 2011

Story updated with comments/news from Make Do and Mend, We Are The In Crowd, Heroes For Hire, Sisters of Mercy and Alesana.

dani_elle_

dani_elle_ said on the 11th Aug, 2011

i really just wanted to see the sisters of mercy :(

MillicentCyster

MillicentCyster said on the 11th Aug, 2011

aj is definitely getting unnecessary hate.

jezz88

jezz88 said on the 11th Aug, 2011

kevin devine has also tweeted about not coming any more but is making plans to at another stage

humanracin

humanracin said on the 11th Aug, 2011



If Sisters have cancelled NZ, I guess that means Oz is cancelled too. I'm hoping they will come back for SW12.

grattan

grattan said on the 11th Aug, 2011



Cheers - will update the story.

Let us know if other bands are commenting - so many to try to keep tabs on!

Kevin Devine: "Dear Australia – bummed to report that, due to Soundwave Revolution’s cancellation, we’re not going to be able to come over nxt month. The GDB + I WILL get there sooner than later, and I’ll also have a kinda related announcement soon, so stay tuned. We’re sorry!”

Odds on that his “kinda related announcement” will be Harvest.

Melski83

Melski83 said on the 11th Aug, 2011

what about thursday!!!???

grattan

grattan said on the 11th Aug, 2011

Updated with news on Bad Religion, Panic at the Disco and In This Moment

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 11th Aug, 2011



Gonna chuck a Ticky/sarcasm/iloveyou here and point out that the ! is back in Panic! at the Disco.

sarcasm_mister

sarcasm_mister said on the 11th Aug, 2011



nobody does it like you MAB.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 11th Aug, 2011

There's a new generation of pedants on FL and you're leading the way. I'm officially passing the torch.

grattan

grattan said on the 11th Aug, 2011



G!o!n!n!a !p!o!i!n!t o!u!t !t!h!a!t! n!o o!n!e g!i!v!e!s a f!u!c!k!

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 11th Aug, 2011



oh but you'll rush to fix Taylor fucking Momsen

EDGY AND COOL DAD



Rebecca Black didn't teach me that, what wise new teacher has shown you the way?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 11th Aug, 2011

Noni.

http://image.take40.com/300x225/noni_hazlehurst_reading_400x300.jpg

truthlies

truthlies said on the 11th Aug, 2011

just as well i had plans.

grattan

grattan said on the 11th Aug, 2011

oh but you'll rush to fix Taylor fucking Momsen

EDGY AND COOL DAD

That wasn't some stupid fake punctuation issue - I'd spelt her name wrong. If her name was Taylor! Momsen I wouldn't have cared. Anyway...

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 11th Aug, 2011



To make MAB happy, you should just give in and call them Panic at! the Disco next time.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 11th Aug, 2011

You're all underestimating the power of the exclamation mark. Without it, !!! would be [color=white]!!!.

Stnkfst

Stnkfst said on the 11th Aug, 2011

fingers crossed for a machine head gojira gig in sydney.

nickyy

nickyy said on the 11th Aug, 2011



She has a pretty incredible voice though.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 11th Aug, 2011

Oh, yeah, it's fucking god-tier. Almost as good as that chick who sang on Good Girls Go Bad. They should be on a show together or some shit.

ZePpLiNs666

ZePpLiNs666 said on the 11th Aug, 2011

If that metal mini-fest is 18 , I will be kinda pissed off, since I actually want to see Gojira, Machine Head and Danzig (if they come down under that is...)

grattan

grattan said on the 11th Aug, 2011

Updated (again) with info on Framing Hanley, Times of Grace, Machine Head, Unearth and Steel Panther.

grattan

grattan said on the 12th Aug, 2011

Now in new 'easy to read format!' and added info on All Time Low. Woo!

Bognashavin

Bognashavin said on the 12th Aug, 2011

soundwave fail yet again, why do they bother. . . .

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 12th Aug, 2011

You may as well add Van Halen to the list of bands not coming...

Ms Katana83

Ms Katana83 said on the 12th Aug, 2011

@humanracin don't think the sisters of mercy are coming they haved already cancelled their date in new zealand too.

grattan

grattan said on the 12th Aug, 2011



Pretty much, but as there's no statement from the band or the festival we can't really report on it.

myshell_urshell

myshell_urshell said on the 12th Aug, 2011

as long as these mini fests are free if we already bought soundwave tix. you know a thanks for fucking us over.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 12th Aug, 2011

Spend your refund money on a black veil brides back to school pack?

Aidan1234567

Aidan1234567 said on the 12th Aug, 2011

i hope Kevin Devines cancellation/ comments about later stuff etc has something to do with a Brand New tour, i know that's clutching at straws a fair bit but Brand New are essentially one of my favourite bands and im dying to see them so yeah

also, anything, at all on Thursday? a heap of people have been asking, hope they still come

huck

huck said on the 12th Aug, 2011

They cancelled the festival cos wheelchair rockers Aerosmith woouldn't play. Pull the other one.

humanracin

humanracin said on the 12th Aug, 2011

I didn't buy a ticket, but if I did I'd be using my refund money to purchase rope, straw and matches...

ZePpLiNs666

ZePpLiNs666 said on the 14th Aug, 2011

Well, I got a message from Oztix this morning regarding the refunds. They said that they are working out the 'offers' for the refund.
I am just going to guess that if Oztix are involved in the new ticket sales, they may allow the previous ticket holders priority for the mini-fests.

matdorge

matdorge said on the 15th Aug, 2011

just a joke , aj has no idea

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Aug, 2011

Happy that Panic! are still coming, but this "mini-fest" idea is pathetic.

Aidan1234567

Aidan1234567 said on the 15th Aug, 2011

These Mini-fest things sound similar to On The Bright Side in my opinion which most people really love i think, $100 for 25 or so bands, yes please

Aidan1234567

Aidan1234567 said on the 15th Aug, 2011

*17 or so bands, i misread the article a bit, as long as Thursday still come ill be happy

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 15th Aug, 2011

I love how the cunt still hasn't said a single thing about Van Halen... Such bullshit.
This whole thing is crap. AJ can give me a Bad Religion show, and then work on not over-touring bands.

yetiite

yetiite said on the 15th Aug, 2011

Some of you just like to complain. AJ tries to put on a festival for you all, his headliners pull out, or headliner, I don't know the real details on the second headliner, but Van Halen did, which we know. So he cancels it so he doesn't lose a fuckton of money, and instead puts on min-fests charging $100 bucks to see 15 odd bands, which works out to be about $7 dollars a band and refunds 100% if the SWR tickets. But he's still a fuckwit who has no idea?

You all act like you're entitled to something when you're not. It's pathetic. If you bought a SWR tickets on your credit card, it's a minor inconvenience, but not really because you'll get it all refunded automatically, and if you booked flights accom for SWR... well that's what travel insurance is for and last time I looked it was pretty cheap.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Aug, 2011



Just because he replied to you on Twitter, doesn't make you two BFFL/butt-buddies. Shut the fuck up.

Fake Plastic Android

Fake Plastic Android said on the 15th Aug, 2011



Stroppy cause Punk dropped the strap?

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 15th Aug, 2011

Some of you just like to complain. AJ tries to put on a festival for you all, his headliners pull out, or headliner, I don't know the real details on the second headliner, but Van Halen did, which we know. So he cancels it so he doesn't lose a fuckton of money, and instead puts on min-fests charging $100 bucks to see 15 odd bands, which works out to be about $7 dollars a band and refunds 100% if the SWR tickets. But he's still a fuckwit who has no idea?

You all act like you're entitled to something when you're not. It's pathetic. If you bought a SWR tickets on your credit card, it's a minor inconvenience, but not really because you'll get it all refunded automatically, and if you booked flights accom for SWR... well that's what travel insurance is for and last time I looked it was pretty cheap.

Ok, lemme break this shit down:
- Nobody knows the real details. Nobody knows the exact reason this is cancelled, because it is clear that the explanation given is complete bullshit and not the full story, which as a paying customer of several Soundwaves I feel I am entitled to know. And I've been following this thing pretty closely and I have seen not one official piece of evidence that isn't some all-knowing 'industry insider' claiming that Van Halen were the reason for this being cancelled. I apologise if the evidence does exist, and if it does please link me to it.
- This isn't some random gig/tour/festival being cancelled. This is the 2nd biggest touring festival in the country boasting a huge line-up including Van Halen who hadn't played shows outside of America in 15-odd years. It is a big deal to alot of people, especially considering now that if you like punk AND metal bands, it looks like you now have to spend a few nights out to see your favourite bands, and will end up paying more than initially (which was expensive).
- $7 a band? Ok, but I bet you'll also have to sit through a fair few bands that you would never have seen at the festival including ones that you would never pay to see.

Also, in my opinion, this festival should never had happened anyways, which is highlighted by the fact that he's throwing a heap of the bands from this one on next year's Soundwave. He didn't just 'put on a festival', the dude is obviously greedy as fuck as seen in his over-touring of bands, ticket prices much higher than warranted on certain tours, and the fact he was game enough to try to put on two huge festivals in one year, especially when the market is already flooded with $150+ ticket price fests.



Don't even get me started on that... I'm hoping to see a Big Daddy Cool sized GTS on RAW on Wednesday...

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Aug, 2011



It was DESTINY, FPA. But you...you already knew that.

Fake Plastic Android

Fake Plastic Android said on the 15th Aug, 2011

The only way they can remotely recover from that fucking retarded booking today is if they left Punk give HHH the pepsi plunge.

fletchzer

fletchzer said on the 15th Aug, 2011

good on aj, so maybe he can't organise a festival all the best, but he's taking a hit with the sunk costs of admin, postage, booking fees, time, etc. by doing the full refund.

the guy's taken a chance trying to organise not one but two punk/metal shows for aussies for 2011, which is a hell of a lot more than most promoters would do. i don't see the point of all the mindless hate, at least the guy's trying.

here's hoping for some decent mini-festivals / shows!

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 15th Aug, 2011



Punk vs. HHH at next PPV would be awesome. Am devo he's not still the champ though.

p1owz0r

p1owz0r said on the 15th Aug, 2011

just frigging tell us some more harvest bands already

themhumm

themhumm said on the 15th Aug, 2011

Doesnt sound too bad actually. Quit ya whingin' the man is even giving back credit card chargers. I would like to see any other promoter do that!

grattan

grattan said on the 15th Aug, 2011

Statement from Oztix on FB:

We have just received confirmation from soundwave revolution. All tickets will be refunded including postage, booking fees and credit card charges. Due to the amount of tickets to refund this process will take up to a substantial amount of time and all online sales will be processed in the next two weeks. Processing of the refunds will start tomorrow.

FollowTheSmoke

FollowTheSmoke said on the 15th Aug, 2011

imo, the people who consistently defend aj as though they know him or some shit are much more annoying than the inbred idiots on facebook who've been whining about the cancellation for the last week

the argument that he's some saint worth bowing to who brings lesser-known acts to australia seems stupid, i assume if he didn't do it, some other (probably more competent) promoter/organise would

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 15th Aug, 2011

imo, the people who consistently defend aj as though they know him or some shit are much more annoying than the inbred idiots on facebook who've been whining about the cancellation for the last week

the argument that he's some saint worth bowing to who brings lesser-known acts to australia seems stupid, i assume if he didn't do it, some other (probably more competent) promoter/organise would

I dont give a shit about what you wrote....but that like is for that fantastic Av

FollowTheSmoke

FollowTheSmoke said on the 15th Aug, 2011


come on jose cuervo, you can't eat all that watermelon!

Aidan1234567

Aidan1234567 said on the 15th Aug, 2011

he is a massive up himself cocky fucker to be honest, like he runs a good festival but he's a bit of a dick, remember that B.R.M.C. guy?

bit off more than he could chew with this festival really

Nat xxxx

Nat xxxx said on the 15th Aug, 2011

@Grattan - sorry to be a pain in the ass but can you please clarify the article. first off it says mini-revs will be in brisbane, melbourne and adelaide then down further where the dates are it says sydney, melbourne and adelaide.

grattan

grattan said on the 15th Aug, 2011

Sorry for any confusion - I can only report on what AJ has said. He has revealed the dates for the Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide shows, but he also says he's "still working on the format for the events in Sydney and Perth"

Spicy McHaggis

Spicy McHaggis said on the 15th Aug, 2011

Kevin Devine and Man Orch tour later this year?

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 15th Aug, 2011



Really?

Most people will agree that the last Soundwave at Olympic Park went pretty smoothly, but every other Soundwave in Sydney has been renowned as being a complete clusterfuck of organisation.

Running a good festival doesn't end when you've booked the bands.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 15th Aug, 2011

Last year was run pretty well, but mostly because even a sub par venue like Olympic Park is streets ahead of Eastern Creek.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 15th Aug, 2011



http://27.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kzws5mYMU01qzn6muo1_500.jpg

daverh

daverh said on the 16th Aug, 2011

Wait, what do you mean it got cancelled?

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 16th Aug, 2011

I thought I had an appetite for destruction, but all I really wanted was a club sandwich.

yetiite

yetiite said on the 16th Aug, 2011

Ok, lemme break this shit down:
- Nobody knows the real details. Nobody knows the exact reason this is cancelled, because it is clear that the explanation given is complete bullshit and not the full story, which as a paying customer of several Soundwaves I feel I am entitled to know. And I've been following this thing pretty closely and I have seen not one official piece of evidence that isn't some all-knowing 'industry insider' claiming that Van Halen were the reason for this being cancelled. I apologise if the evidence does exist, and if it does please link me to it.
- This isn't some random gig/tour/festival being cancelled. This is the 2nd biggest touring festival in the country boasting a huge line-up including Van Halen who hadn't played shows outside of America in 15-odd years. It is a big deal to alot of people, especially considering now that if you like punk AND metal bands, it looks like you now have to spend a few nights out to see your favourite bands, and will end up paying more than initially (which was expensive).
- $7 a band? Ok, but I bet you'll also have to sit through a fair few bands that you would never have seen at the festival including ones that you would never pay to see.

Also, in my opinion, this festival should never had happened anyways, which is highlighted by the fact that he's throwing a heap of the bands from this one on next year's Soundwave. He didn't just 'put on a festival', the dude is obviously greedy as fuck as seen in his over-touring of bands, ticket prices much higher than warranted on certain tours, and the fact he was game enough to try to put on two huge festivals in one year, especially when the market is already flooded with $150+ ticket price fests.



Don't even get me started on that... I'm hoping to see a Big Daddy Cool sized GTS on RAW on Wednesday...

I agree with most all of that. Just saying how I see it. My main problem is the vitriol people spit towards the guy. He tried to put something on and it fell apart; there is just no reason for the constant over the top hate. He'll still probably put on shows for all the bands that were supposed to be on SWR, but not how and when it was supposed top happen.

yetiite

yetiite said on the 16th Aug, 2011



I don't think I will you stroppy cun.t

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 17th Aug, 2011

Lol at you not knowing how to say c[size=2]unt.

Fake Plastic Android

Fake Plastic Android said on the 17th Aug, 2011

I do. Punk is a legend. His call on Nash this past RAW was fucking all time.

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 17th Aug, 2011

Haven't seen it yet, can't wait.

Maybe we should start a wrestling thread?

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 17th Aug, 2011

No spoilers! Keen as for Raw today..

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 17th Aug, 2011

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXw6znXPfy4

nickyy

nickyy said on the 17th Aug, 2011

i hope Kevin Devines cancellation/ comments about later stuff etc has something to do with a Brand New tour, i know that's clutching at straws a fair bit but Brand New are essentially one of my favourite bands and im dying to see them so yeah

also, anything, at all on Thursday? a heap of people have been asking, hope they still come

I'm also hoping this...

it's about time they come back, but it's time for a new album too so we might be waiting a bit longer :(

grattan

grattan said on the 17th Aug, 2011

Maddah on Twitter just over 48 hours ago "Just finished all the various packages and sending to bands for approval. Hopefully will be able to announce all shows in next 48hours."

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 17th Aug, 2011

I don't think timing is really AJ's thang...

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 17th Aug, 2011

Thursday definitely will as will set your goals/four year strong/ make do and mend etc, to be honest Kevin Devine is only good when solo and he was playing with a band not really into the band thing.

lineofbestfit

lineofbestfit said on the 18th Aug, 2011

Harvest round two is very post rock based as word around the maddah water cooler has it (minus the bear, moving mountains, explosions in the sky and the already kinda outed mogawi) minus the bear are also doing a tour with the national just before that, they are doing the first record in full in usa but highly doubt that'll come here sadly.

Jose Cuervo

Jose Cuervo said on the 18th Aug, 2011

Would EITS really do it now they are doing Meredith?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 18th Aug, 2011

EITS were just announced for Meridith

Fake Plastic Android

Fake Plastic Android said on the 18th Aug, 2011

I wish EITS were playing Harvest cause I don't think I will be able to make Meredith :(

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 18th Aug, 2011

They'll play a sideshow in Sydney for sure, dude. Probably at the Manning.

ncd2888

ncd2888 said on the 18th Aug, 2011

aj twitter say finally got all the sing-offs required to announce our mini-fest (counter revolution) tomorrow. i'd say around 8pm to be safe. hopefully before. that was 7 hours ago

ncd2888

ncd2888 said on the 18th Aug, 2011

and the used are no longer doing mini shows(they will do (sw12).....drugs and story of the year are yay

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 19th Aug, 2011

Who the fuck still cares about The Used? It's 2011.

grattan

grattan said on the 19th Aug, 2011



You're in luck - both confirmed for SW 2012.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 19th Aug, 2011



Doubt the Manning, no khunt was talking about them when they last toured and played there. The AU fanbase has grown, they will be playing Metro or larger.

myshell_urshell

myshell_urshell said on the 25th Oct, 2011



i don't even know who they are?!?!

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