Australian drill pioneers OneFour have cancelled the rest of their scheduled tour. This news comes after the cancellation of their scheduled appearances in Brisbane and Melbourne.
As Hack reports, days prior to a 170 Russell in Melbourne cancelling the OneFour show, they received a warning from Victoria Police, requesting a review of the venues liquor license. A letter obtained by Hack stands by the group’s claim that venues had been pressured by police.
A letter sent to the venue, three days before the OneFour show was scheduled to take place, claims that police “received information and hold concerns” regarding the gig.
“The concerns relate to OneFour’s affiliation with members of interstate gangs. These gangs have been involved in multiple shootings, stabbings, brawls and serious assaults in New South Wales,” the letter states.
“Please be advised that if incidents of violence and disorder continue to occur at your premises after having been warned of these concerns, consideration will be given to making an application to the Victorian Commission for Gambling and Liquor Regulation to vary, suspend or cancel the licence
“I am informed that interstate events involving this performer have been cancelled. I am respectfully requesting that you give due consideration and re-consider cancelling this event at your premises.”
Now it looks as though the rest of the dates on the tour have been canned. This morning the Enmore Theatre confirmed that the band’s show, which was set to take place on Tuesday, December 10th, will no longer go ahead.
“Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, this event has been cancelled. All patrons will be contacted related to refunds,” the Enmore shared in a Facebook post.
“Live Nation, Onefour and we at The Enmore Theatre apologise for any inconvenience caused.”
Unfortunately due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control, the Onefour event at the Enmore Theatre has been…
The groups upcoming Perth tour is no longer being hosted on the promoter’s website. In addition, Ticketek no longer offers the option of purchasing tickets to the shows.
Earlier this week, OneFour issued a statement regarding the alleged pressure police are putting on venues to stop the group from playing.
“There’s a bigger issue for us is this continues a pattern of concert cancellations which deny us a platform to perform and single out our fan base,” the band shared on Instagram.
“To be clear there has been no incident at any of our live concerts and why the band would want or allow that to change for our fans does not make any sense.
“Right now our management are trying to sit down with NSW Police to sort this out. Don’t lash out online or elsewhere as it plays into the hands of those that would vilify us.”