UPDATE (4:46pm Melbourne time Tuesday August 9):
Statement from Soundwave on Twitlonger:

“It is with great sadness that we announce the cancellation of #swREVOLUTION

Many of the festival bands will still be coming to Australia in that time period and team up to bring you some very special shows. These will include multi band/mini festival line-ups in Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. We will be announcing these events in the next 7 days.

Tickets purchased online will be refunded automatically as soon as it can be processed. If you purchased from an outlet, refunds will be available next week from point of purchase.”

In an interview with radio station Nova, promoter AJ Maddah said: “We could have taken the option of linking through with the line-up as we have now – it would have obviously still been a much better financial outcome for us than to go through the road we have – but we just didn’t want to put an inferior product on the market.”

Radio station Nova has just posted the following on Twitter:

ok peeps, it is official Soundwave Revolution has been cancelled because the second headline act pulled out at the last minute.

Melodicrock.com then tweeted

If Soundwave is going to blame an unnamed second headliner for the demise of the festival I call BULLSHIT on that! Not with 40 other bands..


So… there we have it. Cancelled. Van Halen’s first-ever DLR-fronted Australian tour is off. Wanna know how I feel about this?