It’s official- Soundwave Revolution cancelled

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..

Ouch.

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

Rumour: Is Soundwave Revolution cancelled?

UPDATE (1pm Melbourne time, August 9) Stix has deleted the tweets. Huh.

Original story:

Steel Panther drummer Stix Zadinia has set the Twitters raging with a series of tweets claiming that the Soundwave Revolution festival has been cancelled. There’s no official word on this either way, but I would recommend regularly checking the Soundwave Festival Twitter and Soundwave Revolution Facebook pages and the Twitter account of AJ from Soundwave for the latest. Take it as a rumour for now and I’m sure the Soundwave folks will clarify things soon.

Here are Stix’s tweets in chronological order:

Soundwave revolution is cancelled. I am bummed.

Just got word from our management that the whole festival is cancelled. I hope I’m wrong but I was told it’s official. Anyone hear same?

Maybe we’ll still come out and rock anyway! I’m hoping it can get worked out. We wanna rock u guys in Ozn

If I’m wrong, I’ll only let two chicks suck my dick instead of the normal 5. That’s how serious I am.

Just wait. I ain’t wrong.

Ok everyone. I’m just reporting what I was told. U don’t have 2 believe me. Better yet, don’t believe me and wait for an “official” anncmnt

Ok. Let’s start over fuckers. Don’t panic. Let’s all pretend I didn’t hear from our manager that swr is officially cancelled. U good now?

Aside from Steel Panther, the Soundwave Revolution line-up includes Van Halen, Alice Cooper, Devin Townsend, Alter Bridge, Hole, Machine Head, Hellyeah, The Damned Things and about a bazillion more bands.

New Van Halen album …the countdown begins?

Check out David Lee Roth’s website for what many on the internetz are interpreting as a hint that things really are about to get cooking in the Van Halen world. As we know, the band is headlining Australia’s Soundwave Revolution festival in September/October, and there are multiple reports that their new album will arrive some time this year. Creed’s Mark Tremonti, who is buddies with Wolfgang Van Halen, says he’s heard the band (minus Roth) playing through the whole album in the studio and that it sounds totally old-school.

NEWS: Van Halen heading to Oz with Soundwave Revolution!

WOO! The Soundwave Revolution line-up – due to be released about 40 minutes from now – has leaked slightly early. Check this out (according to Faster Louder)!

Van Halen
Hole
Alice Cooper
Bad Religion
Machine Head
Danzig
Sisters Of Mercy
Alter Bridge
The Pretty Reckless
All Time Low
Dashboard Confessional
Gojira
Hatebreed
Hollywood Undead
Street Dogs
Panic! at the Disco
Relient K
Attack! Attack!
Face to Face
Framing Hanley
Watain
The Used
Cro-Mags
Thrice
Kvelertak
Yellowcard
Holy Grail
Unearth
Times of Grace
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
Funeral For a Friend
Thursday
Steel Panther
Devin Townsend
Sum 41
Black Veil Brides
Zebrahead
Set Your Goals
Hellogoodbye
The Dangerous Summer
We Are The In Crowd
The Word Alive
In This Moment
The Damned Things
Hellyeah
Skindred
Whitechapel
The Acacia Strain
Every Time I Die
Madina Lake
Make Do And Mend
Story Of The Year
We Are The Ocean
Four Year Strong
Terrible Things
The Swellers
This Providence
Young Guns