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The Mighty Mighty Bosstonesreturn to Australia

Update:
The show has been cancelled. The Bosstones statement is posted below.



The Mighty Mighty Bosstones have been cranking out their fusion of ska, punk and hardcore at festivals and late night drinking sessions for over 25 years but they haven’t visited Australia since 2002.

That long drought will break in July, but sadly the skacore octet will only be playing one show!

This gig will be the only chance for Australian fans to see the band this year, although Soundwave boss AJ Maddah had announced on Twitter back in March that the ska crew would tour with Soundwave 2010 visitors Reel Big Fish and that Zebrahead had also been invited to join the tour. So maybe, just maybe, he now has them locked in for a visit at Soundwave 2013.

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones Australian show:
Thursday 5th July – Metro, Sydney Cancelled

Cancellation statement from the band:

MMB were shocked to learn today that the Java Rockin’land Festival in Jakarta, Indonesia has been cancelled. We were really excited about playing Indonesia for the first time and apologize to all those people who have been waiting patiently for us to come. We really hope to return at a later date.

Due to these circumstances in Indonesia which are beyond our control, we will regretfully have to cancel our show in Sydney as well. When we were asked to play the festival in Indonesia we thought it would be a great opportunity to check in on our friends in Australia on the way – despite the fact that playing only one show would not begin to cover our travel expenses. Unfortunately we don’t have time to book any additional shows in Australia with such short notice to make the trip work. We have no choice but to cancel. We offer a sincere apology to all our friends in Australia.

We promise to return and hope to be able to reschedule some shows in the near future.

Thanks for your understanding – MMB

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Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 15th Jun, 2012

That's the impression that I'm getting.

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 15th Jun, 2012

They will come back for a full tour. *knock on wood*

Fake Plastic Android

Fake Plastic Android said on the 15th Jun, 2012

I've never had to do that ^^^^^^

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 15th Jun, 2012

Do you know someone who has?

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 15th Jun, 2012

This could just be tipping a toe in the water to see how well they'd sell for a full tour of Oz

So keen for a Reel Big Fish tour though

shazie

shazie said on the 15th Jun, 2012

^ Those aren't the lyrics at all, Noyst.

Fake Plastic Android

Fake Plastic Android said on the 15th Jun, 2012

Way to fuck up the thread, Noyst.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 15th Jun, 2012

Nosyt was tested and he didn't pass.

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Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 15th Jun, 2012

The odds were just stacked up so high though

jonovdp

jonovdp said on the 15th Jun, 2012

they actually played the australian warped tour in 2002.

hellboy1975

hellboy1975 said on the 15th Jun, 2012

i wouldn't have even thought one show would be financially viable. not that i give a shit about them tbh, but seems strange.

grattan

grattan said on the 15th Jun, 2012

Punter - does the Bosstones coming down to Sydney next month mean that the RBF/Bosstones tour isn't happening anymore?
AJ - Yep. I got royally fucked. I guess I better not discuss plan on Twitter again!

Is AJ quitting Twitter leaks?!

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 15th Jun, 2012

Sweet! That means more tweets about his thoughts on international airlines.

grattan

grattan said on the 15th Jun, 2012

According to the all seeing AJ - We were pricing it at $45 w/ RBF and Zebrahead!

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 15th Jun, 2012

Maybe AJ's tour fell through because he was only offering to pay the Bosstones peanuts?

matdorge

matdorge said on the 15th Jun, 2012

incorrect the last time they were here for vans was 2002 - it was awesome

gumbuoy

gumbuoy said on the 15th Jun, 2012



Still, you didn't have to Break So Easily

grattan

grattan said on the 15th Jun, 2012



The 1998 info was in the press release... maybe they meant that it's been that long since anyone listened to a Bosstones record?

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 15th Jun, 2012



one show, one song, and not one fuck given, everything seems to add up.

Sharla Cameron

Sharla Cameron said on the 17th Jun, 2012

tickets bought!! only 1 show with only 1000 tickets!!! yippiee!!

shazie

shazie said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

Knock on wood joke barrage coming in 3..2..

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

Have you even been close to tragedy and then cancelled your tour?

tyler07

tyler07 said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

That was short lived...

MorningAfterboy

MorningAfterboy said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

"Does anyone want to come to our show?

No?

Well...

IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII"

shazie

shazie said on the 22nd Jun, 2012

Oh, we thought you said you wanted taquitos.

oldgregg

oldgregg said on the 22nd Jun, 2012



i like the way snrub thinks.