Semi-reformed Aussie rockers Divinyls have announced their upcoming Aussie tour dates have been cancelled due to “unforeseen circumstances”.
Back in December, it was announced that more than ten years on from their last tour, and five years since the passing of Chrissy Amphlett, Sydney’s Divinyls were set to hit the road again.
While the group had last played as a complete unit back in early 2008, Amphlett sadly passed away in 2013, and the band’s surviving members teamed up with The Preatures’ Isabella Manfredi for a one-off performance in 2017.
The new version of the band was to see founding member and guitarist Mark McEntee team up with former Blondie guitarist (and one-time Divinyls member) Frank Infante for the shows.
As for the vocals, Lauren Ruth Ward was set to step up to the mic, though it was unclear how she would compare to the raw magnetism of Chrissy Amphlett.
“I’m not trying to replace Chrissy, but I really want to play the songs we wrote together,” McEntee explained at the time. “It’s not a sad thing, it’s a celebration, not a tribute.”
Despite the questionable responses to the tour, it seems as though fans won’t be seeing this new version of Divinyls any time soon, with the entire tour being officially cancelled today.
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In a statement released by the tour’s promoter, it was revealed that all of the 18 upcoming tour dates have been canned, just weeks before they were set to kick off.
“Due to unforeseen circumstances the forthcoming Divinyls Australian tour has been cancelled,” the statement read. “All tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.”
“We apologise to existing ticket-buyers for any inconvenience.”
At this stage, no further information has been released in regards to the cancellation, and it remains to be seen whether these shows will be rescheduled.
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Divinyls 2019 National Tour
Wednesday, February 27th (Cancelled)
Wintersun Hotel, Geraldton, WA
Friday, March 1st (Cancelled)
Gate One Theatre, Perth, WA
Saturday, March 2nd (Cancelled)
Dunsborough Tavern, Dunsborough, WA
Sunday, March 3rd (Cancelled)
Gate One Theatre, Perth, WA
Wednesday, March 6th (Cancelled)
The Gov, Adelaide, SA
Thursday, March 7th (Cancelled)
Forum, Melbourne, VIC
Friday, March 8th (Cancelled)
Uni Bar, Hobart, TAS
Saturday, March 9th (Cancelled)
Saloon Bar, Launceston, TAS
Sunday, March 10th (Cancelled)
Lorne Hotel, Lorne, VIC
Wednesday, March 13th (Cancelled)
ANU, Canberra, ACT
Thursday, March 14th (Cancelled)
Waves, Wollongong, NSW
Friday, March 15th (Cancelled)
Enmore Theatre, Sydney, NSW
Saturday, March 16th (Cancelled)
Live At The Foreshore, Newcastle, NSW
Wednesday, March 20th (Cancelled)
Coolangatta Hotel, Coolangatta, QLD
Thursday, March 21st (Cancelled)
Eatons Hill Hotel, Brisbane, QLD
Friday, March 22nd (Cancelled)
Wharf Tavern, Mooloolaba, QLD
Saturday, March 23rd (Cancelled)
Racehorse Hotel, Ipswich, QLD
Monday, March 25th (Cancelled)
Discovery, Darwin, NT