Judas Priest lose Cavalera Conspiracy for Australia, change Perth venue

 Judas Priest tickets

So there’s good news and bad news.

Ticket sales have not been awesome, obviously, because Judas Priest are no longer bringing Cavalera Conspiracy to Australia in support, and are moving in Perth to the smaller Challenge Stadium venue.

Although Cavalera Conspiracy themselves are saying it’s cos they were deemed “inappropriate” I think it’s more likely to be due to poor ticket sales.

I’m not surprised. Iron Maiden couldn’t fill Burswood Dome in Perth, even with Bruce Dickinson’s hilarious pants and a promise of playing nothing that didn’t come out in the 80’s, so who would have thought that Judas Priest, who are not as mainstream and don’t have the hipster T-shirt factor, would be able to? Not any promoter who has done their homework, that’s for sure.

I’m disappointed because I’m a huge Max Cavalera, Soulfly and Sepultura fan and was really excited about seeing the brothers Cavalera. Sad. Maybe they’ll tour on their own. Maybe not.

However, Challenge Stadium is a much better venue – Ticketek describes it as “more intimate” which is a nice way of saying “smaller and not so cavernous, sure to result in a better experience for all the poor suckers who forked out $150 for this” – so it will, um, be a much better experience. For all the poor suckers, like me.

It could be worse, of course… the New Zealand show has been cancelled completely.

~ by goatlady on August 13, 2008.

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