Frontier Touring has just announced more shows in Oz, to meet the overwhelming demand of ticket sales and also to discourage people from buying from illegitimate scalpers [link]. Additional shows were bound to happen, given the current gaps in the dates, but surprisingly, there's none for Sydney and Brisbane. Adelaide and Hunter Valley get one more each, and Perth, the most successful and popular of all the cities, gets an unprecedented third one. So now the tour will begin on Feb 5th instead. Here's the full, updated list.
Wednesday, February 5 – Perth Arena, Perth
Friday, February 7 – Perth Arena, Perth (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, February 8 – Perth Arena, Perth (SOLD OUT)
Tuesday, February 11 – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide (SOLD OUT)
Wednesday, February 12 – Entertainment Centre, Adelaide
Saturday, February 15 – AAMI Park, Melbourne
Sunday, February 16 – AAMI Park, Melbourne
Wednesday, February 19 – Allphones Arena, Sydney
Saturday, February 22 – Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, February 23 – Hope Estate Winery, Hunter Valley
Wednesday, February 26 – Entertainment Centre, Brisbane (SOLD OUT)
Saturday, March 1 – Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, March 2 – Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland
On a related note, Steven Jump, the co-founder of Badlands Travel and Records [link] has passed away unexpectedly. I have never met him personally, but thanks to him, I've secured tickets and good hotel rooms for the UK Springsteen and Pearl Jam shows in June last year. He couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating in assisting a 'worrywart' fan from Singapore who kept emailing him, asking lots of questions. I'm aware he and his brother, Philip, has done much for the UK Bruce fan community since the late '80s and are also tireless supporters of the record store and rock & roll music. He'll be sorely missed by many. My condolences to his family and friends.