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Toxic Holocaust and Iron Reagan Tour Cancelled

Toxic Holocaust and Iron Reagan Tour Cancelled

Wednesday 16th July, 2014 9:20AM

It appears Toxic Holocaust's debut visit to New Zealand this year is just not meant to be with their rescheduled tour dates in November with Iron Reagan cancelled overnight. Originally scheduled to play Auckland and Wellington in April with Skeletonwitch, these dates were postponed after Toxic Holocaust's Joel Grind was prevented from flying due to an ear infection.  The tour was rescheduled shortly after to take place in November with new support act Iron Reagan and it is these shows which have now been cancelled....

Toxic Holocaust and Iron Reagan Tour - Cancelled

Monday 24th November, Bodega, Wellington
Tuesday 25th November, Kings Arms, Auckland

While promoter Heathen Skulls does offer a glimmer of hope that the tour will go ahead with a different promoter in the press announcement  - see below - at this point refunds are being provided to all current ticket holders.

If you purchased tickets with us online we'll be processing your refund over the next couple of days and they should be available by next Friday (25th July). If you purchased a ticket via one of our retail partners please contact our helpdesk for further info: www.undertheradar.co.nz/support.

Press Release:

Itís with a certain level of regret and an equal amount of relief that I must announce the cancellation of the Toxic Holocaust and Iron Reagan Australian and New Zealand tour this November.

The tour was originally scheduled to happen in early this year, but due to an illness that prevented Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust to fly, the tour was re-scheduled, the only time Toxic were available was November, unfortunately Skeletonwitch werenít available, so they were replaced by Iron Reagan.

Over the last 12 months, since signing onto to this tour, my financial situation has changed dramatically, the touring industry in Australia has become a lot more competitive and over saturated, because of such things, Iíve decided to pull back from touring as the risks involved are just too steep.

At this point in time due to other pressing commitments, I no longer have the time or the financial resources to meet the demands of touring or to keep Heathen Skulls sustainable.

Rather than canceling the Toxic / Reagan tour, which is something I never wanted to do, I wanted to honor my agreement with both bands, but to do so Iíd needed to bring in sponsors and investors, which is what many touring companies do. I was completely up front and honest with Iron Reagan by explaining that I was no loner in a financial position to invest my own money into the tour and presented this idea, it would of not effected the end result for them in regards to their fee, but Iron Reagan were no longer willing to proceed. As a result, when Toxic Holocaust heard about the news, even though they understood my position, there wasnít much point in continuing the tour, which had already sustained more than itís fair share of misfortunes.

For the last Month Iíve been talking to various promoters to see if they would be willing to take over the tour so that it could still continue for the original dates, but unfortunately it wasnít possible to make the tour happen for the scheduled November shows, which is why I havenít made a press release until now.

The tour is still on the cards for early next year, but it is now in the hands of another promoter and the bands themselves.

Iím sorry for any inconvenience; all refunds can be obtained through the point of purchase



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Lol this reminds me of the deicide tour that never happened in 08/09. Bugger.
Posted by Ben - anonymous 2 years ago
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No wonder bands don't come to NZ. NZ promoters are the worst of the worst. Shameful.
Posted by Grumpy - anonymous 2 years ago
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I agree. Under the radar is to blame as well. they give New Zealand a bad name.
Posted by John - anonymous 2 years ago
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Nice Ben... Reminds me of deicide as well..And every other metal band that utr messes up. Utr is totally to blame
Posted by Richard - anonymous 2 years ago
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Don't shoot the messenger folks! We don't organise the shows we just report on and ticket them :)
Posted by undertheradar 2 years ago
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If you guys get in contact with them about the tour next year, seeming as iron reagan are coming you should ask them to get Municipal Waste to come as well !!!
Posted by Ryan - anonymous 2 years ago


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