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Hoodoo Gurus Dave Faulkner, photo by Ros OGorman

Hoodoo Gurus Dave Faulkner, photo by Ros O'Gorman

Hoodoo Gurus and Dandy Warhols Australian Tour Postponed

by Paul Cashmere on April 1, 2022

in News

Hoodoo Gurus and The Dandy Warhols Australia tour, due to start tomorrow (2 April 2022) in Perth, has been postponed.

Frontier Touring have advised that Hoodoo Gurus drummer, Nik Rieth tested positive to COVID-19 on Wednesday 30 March and is now self-isolating. With the band rehearsing together for the tour up until when Nik first experienced COVID symptoms, as a precaution and before The Dandy Warhols depart for Australia, for everyone’s safety the decision has been made to regrettably postpone the tour with rescheduled dates to be announced soon.

In a statement, Dave Faulkner of Hoodoo Gurus says: “Just when you think you’ve seen it all! It goes without saying that we are devastated at this terrible turn of events. All four band members and our road crew are triple-vaccinated and we have been scrupulous in trying to avoid exposure to SARS-CoV-2 but, despite our best efforts, this sneaky virus got past our guard. It’s early days yet but Nik is currently doing well so we are hopeful he will make a speedy recovery. Brad, Rick and I are all still fit and healthy however it wouldn’t surprise us if one or all of us also turns out to be COVID-positive in the coming days. We spent several hours rehearsing together on Tuesday, the day before Nik started feeling unwell. As close contacts, we are all currently self-isolating as required by NSW Health guidelines.”

“We’ve been dreaming about doing this tour for so long that it’s especially heartbreaking to have come so close. Hopefully we and The Dandy Warhols can reschedule for later this year or, heaven help us all, early next year. We’ll let you know exactly when as soon as possible and full refunds will be available at that time for anyone who wants one but, as the saying goes, “good things come to those who wait” so please #keepyourtickets if you can. The Hoodoo Gurus have been going for 40 bloody years and after all this time we’ve learned not to worry – because we know that this too shall pass.”

Zia McCabe of The Dandy Warhols says: “All good things come to those who wait…and wait….and wait…I am as disappointed as I imagine everyone else is to hear we have to reschedule this tour yet again. I have to believe that the pent up energy that’s been building and building is going to explode into a truly massive concussion of rock and roll when we finally get to play these shows! Save your tickets friends, it will be worth the wait.”



Saturday 2 April | Belvoir Amphitheatre | Perth, WA
Tuesday 5 April | Adelaide Entertainment Centre Theatre | Adelaide, SA
Wednesday 6 April | Sidney Myer Music Bowl | Melbourne, VIC
Saturday 9 April | MAC 02 | Hobart^
Tuesday 12 April | Hordern Pavilion | Sydney, NSW
Wednesday 13 April | Hordern Pavilion | Sydney, NSW
Thursday 14 April | Riverstage | Brisbane, QLD

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