UPDATE 1: NEWS FLASH: LA Guns will be playing at Back In The Day (Portland Hotel, cnr Russell & Little Collins Streets) instead, both tonight and tomorrow night, doors at 11pm, $25.
UPDATE 2: Co-promoter Shane Tester has posted the following on the Facebook page for Back In The Day as well as on his own profile: “Tour was cancelled for reasons beyond my control. Please direct all inquiries to Andrew Feder (the co-president of Intense Impact + the co-promoter on this tour + the financier) as due to the many recent circumstances beyond my control I have quit Intense Impact in complete disgust over these said events. Please email all inquiries to Andrew Feder. I will be releasing a statement on Monday as right now I am recovering in hospital from injuries sustained as a result of assault. Police are continuing investigations at my request.”
ORIGINAL STORY: If you’re planning on attending the LA Guns ‘Sex Action 2011’ tour of Australia (with support from Defryme and a mystery special guest band that never materialized), better contact your ticket retailer about a refund. It ain’t happening. Likewise if you thought you were attending the previously advised Metal Health 2011 tour featuring LA Guns, Warrant and Quiet Riot. Metal Health was cancelled after Warrant and Quiet Riot pulled out, and the tour was repackaged as Sex Action 2011. Which was cancelled and replaced with nothing. You probably wouldn’t know this if you checked out promoter Intense Impact’s website because the site still says the Warrant/LA Guns/Quiet Riot tour is still on. But it’s not.
The word on Facebook is that the promoter has allegedly been apprehended by the Australian Federal Police for alleged fraud. Allegedly.
If you would like to keep on top of the latest details, check out the Intense Impact Facebook here.