Hearing a few different things here: that Quiet Riot pulled out, that both Warrant and Quiet Riot pulled out, that the whole tour is off, that the tour is continuing with a few lineup changes, etc etc etc.
Quiet Riot has put out a release saying all three bands are out. From the Quiet Riot Facebook:
OFFICIAL PRESS & MEDIA RELEASE:
QUIET RIOT, WARRANT AND L.A. GUNS REGRET TO INFORM THEIR FANS AND THE PUBLIC THAT AS A CONSEQUENCE OF THE PROMOTER’S BREACH OF CONTRACT THE “METAL HEALTH TOUR” SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 2011 IN AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND HAS BEEN CANCELLED.
QUESTIONS REGARDING REFUNDS SHOULD BE DIRECTED TO THE PROMOTER – INTENSE IMPACT.
Meanwhile the promoter said this on their Facebook:
An official announcement from Intense Impact will be forthcoming later today regarding a revision of the Metal Health 2011 Tour. This revision was initiated in order to take into account that Quiet Riot have decided not to continue with this tour, therefore Intense Impact are restructuring the current concert line-up with the welcomed addition of Mike Stone (Queensryche) new band “The Stick People”.
Um, can you even still call it the Metal Health tour if Quiet Riot have pulled out? Anyway, this all seems a bit messy and I’m sure it’ll be an entertaining day of Facebook posts before the truth is known.
YES! Who’s going? We don’t get many tours like this down here in the Antipodes.
INTENSE IMPACT presents the world’s premier party arena acts QUIET RIOT, WARRANT and LA GUNS
Mama weer all crazee now so thank the Rock Gods for METAL HEALTH 2011.
For the first time in hard rock history as never seen before in Australia, we give you the unique opportunity to experience the ultimate hard rock showcase. This is the cure you have all been looking for. LA Guns will inoculate you against normality with their intoxicating stage presence and musical prowess. Californian heavyweights Warrant will revive your soul with their own prescription of metallic rock and a healthy slice of cherry pie. Groundbreaking legends Quiet Riot are welcomed headlining their first ever Australia tour. Collectively, Hollywood’s most wanted bad boys will inflict a monstrous dose of multi platinum, chart topping anthems to bring together the wild and the young in this once in a lifetime event, guaranteeing no pill too bitter to swallow.
So cum on feel the noize on the following dates:
FRI 29th APRIL – THE PALACE – MELBOURNE
SAT 30th APRIL – ANU BAR – ACT
MON 2nd MAY – THE POWERSTATION – AUCKLAND (NZ)
THUR 5th MAY – HQ COMPLEX – ADELAIDE
FRI 6th MAY – METRO CITY – PERTH
SAT 7th MAY – THE TIVOLI – BRISBANE
SUN 8th MAY – THE METRO – SYDNEY
Tour Teaser Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEar8nZFaTc
HARD “ROCKAHOLICS” WARRANT PREPARE NEW ALBUM AND SIGN TO FRONTIERS RECORDS
Frontiers Records is proud to announce the signing of Warrant, one of the most popular and successful American hard rock bands to come out of the Los Angeles musical scene. The band is currently in the studio recording a brand new album under the direction of Keith Olsen (Scorpions, Whitesnake and Night Ranger). The album tentatively titled “ROCKAHOLIC” is scheduled for a May 2011 Worldwide release.