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Sunn O))) and Pelican tour inOctober

Doom metal legends Sunn O))) will be returning to Australia in October joined by Chicago post-metal quartet Pelican.

FL caught Sunn O))) on tour in 2007and reported that “The atmosphere created by all elements of the show put most of the audience into a trance. There are no breaks between songs, making the entire 70 minutes or so feel like one massive composition… finally, after over an hour of brutal, droning guitars, extremely harsh vocals and Atsuo’s impressive effort’s on the enormous gong, the set comes to an abrupt halt, immediately snapping the audience out of its trance. With little more than a wave to the audience, Sunn O))) leave the stage, understanding that an encore is not necessary and that they have treated the audience to one of the most unique concert experiences of their lives.”

Sunn O))) and Pelican tour:
Wednesday 24 October – The Tivoli, Brisbane
Thursday 25 October – The Hi Fi, Sydney
Friday 26 October – The Hi Fi, Melbourne
Saturday 27 October – Corner Hotel, Melbourne
Sunday 28 October – Capitol, Perth


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Doctoresq

Doctoresq said on the 5th Jul, 2012

oh my fucking yes. it's in the middle of hsc though...

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 5th Jul, 2012

Good to see Pelican finally back here.

hellboy1975

hellboy1975 said on the 6th Jul, 2012

shame they're skipping adelaide...

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 10th Aug, 2012

Anyone have any idea when/where Brisbane tickets go on sale?
Can't find it anywhere online.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 10th Aug, 2012

Apparently tickets went on sale July 9th.
I can find links to Sydney and some other places but no Brisbane.

I NEED MY DOOM METAL.

Demosthenes

Demosthenes said on the 10th Aug, 2012

I think Sunn o:))) is playing Tym Guitars?? *not sure*

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 11th Aug, 2012

Wut? Tym's Guitars is tiny, no way they could fit all their shit and themselves in there.

radiocide

radiocide said on the 13th Aug, 2012

Melbourne people heading to the Hi Fi or the Corner? I'm thinking the Hi Fi will look way more awesome filled with smoke and hooded creatures.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 2nd Sep, 2012

Tour cancelled.

http://www.unicyclist.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=51820&stc=1&d=1324622628

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 2nd Sep, 2012

This makes me a sad panda.

Although:

Heathen Skulls:
There's no news of Pelican cancelling as yet, a decision will be made early this week.


Is awesome news.

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 2nd Sep, 2012

I don't even want to see Sunn... so I welcome a Pelican stand alone tour.

Demosthenes

Demosthenes said on the 2nd Sep, 2012

Was looking forward to that gig. Sad. :/

grattan

grattan said on the 2nd Sep, 2012

t’s with great sadness that the October Australian tour by Sunn O)) is to be cancelled. Full refunds can be obtained from point of purchase.

Due to the high costs and complicated nature of presenting Sunn, in the way they like to be best represented, it was made clear yesterday evening that it was too difficult to continue presenting an Australian tour at this point in time.

With an over saturation of the market place and lower than expected tickets sales, the future of the Sunn tour was in jeopardy, hence why the Brisbane show wasn’t announced, tickets weren’t made available, and the band hadn’t announced the tour officially on their end.

Heathen Skulls tried everything with its power to save the tour, but in the end, financially it wasn’t going to work, cancelling the whole tour was the only logical solution.

Hopefully Sunn can reschedule their Australian tour with a promoter that’s best suited to their needs.

mondo22

mondo22 said on the 3rd Sep, 2012

shiiiiiittttt!!!!!!!!!!

Was looking like such a good run of bands for Heathen Skulls over the next couple of months.

Is anyone else going to see Earth and Russian Circles on their upcoming tours?

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 3rd Sep, 2012

shiiiiiittttt!!!!!!!!!!

Was looking like such a good run of bands for Heathen Skulls over the next couple of months.

Is anyone else going to see Earth and Russian Circles on their upcoming tours?

Yes.

radiocide

radiocide said on the 3rd Sep, 2012

The band's official statement paints a pretty interesting picture...

[QUOTE=ideologic.org]SUNN O))) regretfully must pull out of the proposed Australian dates this October, and cancel the New Zealand concerts.
Japan dates this autumn are confirmed and will happen regardless of the above.

We apologize to our great and loyal fans in Australia and New Zealand. We have had 2 amazing tours of Australia in the past and were looking forward to going back for a third. We have never had the chance to travel to New Zealand to date, and it pains us to cancel those concerts, but alas the travel is tied together and we can not afford to do NZ alone at this time.

This is the first time in the history of the band where we have had to cancel a tour. Here is the explanation behind our decision.

Our friends in the band Pelican are facing the same situation as outlined below.

We want to say that the New Zealand promoter Gareth Craze / RW was a stand up guy and did his best to accommodate us on all levels.

The Australian promoter Robert Macmanus / Heathenskulls has shown complete inconsideration towards the basic requirements of our agreement together; in regards to preproduction, planning and structure of business at a professionally unreliable level. SUNN O))) and our agent have done all we can to make this agreement work, including giving three extensions on the proposed deadlines over the last 4 months. We arrive at the point of a third (final) missed deadline where the choice becomes related to dignity and self-respect toward ourselves as artists.

Simply: we cannot proceed in that manner. SUNN O))) is a difficult band to tour, and the way it does work is through accuracy in planning and the structure of the tour. The way things have proceeded with Robert Macmanus / Heathenskulls has eroded trust we need to have in order to fly across the planet.

We have done several hundred concerts of all types, door deal tours in Australia, huge festivals with amazing conditions, museums, medieval cathedrals with impossible production, and a lot in between. With all kinds of conditions and promoters. Through this we have learned to identify signs and to proceed carefully and progressively more than ever. We have been fortunate. However, the fragility of the group demands a level of trust and expectation to what we plan. It can't work any other way.

These concerts were not officially acknowledged or announced by the band at any point, and Robert Macmanus / Heathenskulls prematurely put tickets on sale without our agreement. However, fans are entitled a full refund for tickets at the point of purchase.

We will try to reschedule our Australian and NZ (with Gareth Craze / RW ) actions as soon as possible.

Thank you for the support and understanding. And once again we apologize to any fans who may be let down by this.

Believe us, we are as well.

Stephen O'Malley & Greg Anderson / SUNN O)))
31st August 2012

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 3rd Sep, 2012

For the uninitiated, can someone explain why they are so fragile and hard to tour?

berlinchair101

berlinchair101 said on the 3rd Sep, 2012

Little known fact that the members of SUNN O))) are made of glass.

Stefan Beck

Stefan Beck said on the 3rd Sep, 2012

Stephen and Greg were born with glass bones and paper skin. Every morning they break their legs, and every afternoon they break their arms. At night, they lie awake in agony until the heart attacks put them to sleep.

jacegalvin

jacegalvin said on the 4th Sep, 2012



A dickload of amps and a dickload of smoke machines. Look at live footage of them on YouTube

Napoleon Solo

Napoleon Solo said on the 4th Sep, 2012



I am pretty sure smoke machines don't grow in the remote jungles of Sumatra.
The reason they aren't coming is money. Heathen Skulls couldn't front their fee and the shows weren't selling.

Braveheart81

Braveheart81 said on the 4th Sep, 2012

shiiiiiittttt!!!!!!!!!!

Was looking like such a good run of bands for Heathen Skulls over the next couple of months.

Is anyone else going to see Earth and Russian Circles on their upcoming tours?



A friend's band (well, the band he recently joined), Dumbsaint is opening for Earth at their Sydney show.

Check them out!

Nosyt

Nosyt said on the 4th Sep, 2012



Shipping costs on their egos

grattan

grattan said on the 4th Sep, 2012

More on this in the opinion section of FL - Heathen Skulls: Sunn O))) have "created a shit storm of controversy"