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Pennywise postpone 2012Australian tour dates

Pennywise have postponed their forthcoming tour due to injury.

Despite the band assuring fans that their Australian dates would not be affected by singer Zoli Teglas’ back injury, Soundwave Touring head honcho AJ Maddah confirmed the cancellation on Twitter this afternoon: “Oh Feck! Pennywise tour dates postponed. Dude’s done his back. Can’t get on plane. New date tba.”

Teglas underwent emergency back surgery after collapsing on stage at Germany’s With Full Force festival in early July. The band issued a statement following the collapse: “We would like to thank everyone who has expressed care and concern for Zoli after he collapsed on stage at the Full Force Festival due to lower back complications from a herniated disk. He had an emergency procedure done on his back on Saturday as a result of the severe back pain he had been experiencing throughout the tour. The surgery went as perfect as could be. He’s recovering very well and is already up and slowly moving around. Zoli is in good spirits and is recovering nicely. Unfortunately due to his recovery time, the last leg of the tour will be canceled. The band will however be back out to finish the last scheduled tour date in Spain at the Aupa Lumbreiras Festival”

The tour, which was scheduled to commence this Thursday in Coolangatta, marked the release of the band’s new album All Or Nothing – their first record since 2008 and the departure of former singer Jim Lindberg. Supports were Pennsylvania punks The Menzingers and England’s Sharks.

Stay tuned for the new dates.

Postponed Pennywise tour dates:
Thursday 23rd August – Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta
Friday 24th August – Eatons Hill, Brisbane
Saturday 25th August – Roundhouse, Sydney
Sunday 26th August – Palace, Melbourne
Tuesday 28th August – HQ, Adelaide
Wednesday 29th August – Metro, Fremantle

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jacegalvin said on the 20th Aug, 2012

Shouldn't the title be '2012 Tour Dates'


gumbuoy said on the 20th Aug, 2012

No, they were planning on playing two thousand and thirteen shows while on tour.

But still no Adelaide - farken!


toolunit said on the 20th Aug, 2012

ahhhhhh dammmmmmit!

had bought slash and pennywise tickets before realising they were on the same night. only just sold my slash ticket on the weekend.


grattan said on the 21st Aug, 2012

Due to a setback in what appeared to be the road to recovery for Zoli Teglas, Pennywise will have to postpone their upcoming appearances in Japan and Australia. After being examined by multiple specialists Zoli has been advised to commence
further treatments immediately.

"We love playing in front of our fans all over the world,” says guitarist Fletcher Dragge. “The doctor’s news was a hard blow for everyone but Zoli’s health is our number one priority. We are working with the best doctors around to make sure Zoli gets back on his feet as soon as possible...our apologies go out to all our dedicated fans...we will be making up these shows as soon as possible...keep the beers cold!"

We apologize to our fans and look forward to making it up the shows at a later date.