FOMO is a dire reality for us music lovers in Adelaide. Increasingly we are seeing major artists skip our lovely city of churches on their so-called ‘national’ tours. Well, it’s not really ‘national’ then is it? While we’re on topic, let’s not forget our friends in far places (e.g. Darwin and Hobart) who are almost always left out.
Moreover, salt is rubbed in the wounds when Perth is included on the tours. They’re literally flying straight over us. Would it kill you to stop over for a night? We South Australians are a very welcoming bunch.
Earlier this year Fleetwood Mac announced a huge world tour, ‘On With The Show’, which inexplicably snubbed Adelaide. After much outrage on social media an Adelaide show was added to the tour.
These Mac fans had some valid points:
However, we can’t help but wonder; why wasn’t it already booked? By the way, tickets are still available for their October 28th show at Coopers Stadium, that is, if you’re willing to cough up $160…
Our next culprit is the beloved, can-do-no-wrong, ginger-of-your-dreams, Ed Sheeran. Mr. Sheeran announced his solo stadium tour a few months ago, which will be taking place in early December. Most notably, a solo show of this nature has reportedly never been done in a stadium before. Wow, sounds really amazing. Sounds...unmissable. I guess a large part of Adelaide’s population will be roadtripping to Melbourne for it? What’s also noteworthy is how polite Adelaide’s Ed Sheeran fans are:
Man of the moment and highly controversial rap star, Tyler, The Creator, is also guilty of skipping Adelaide on his ‘Cherry Bomb’ tour. The tour (which has officially been cancelled) was set to stop in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. The tour was cancelled amid claims that his music promotes violence against women, which has naturally sparked a heated debate. But within this debate, people are ignoring an important question; why was Adelaide not part of the tour in the first place?
In other devastating news, the newly risen superstar, Courtney Barnett has just announced an Australian tour with Cloud Control, which will be visiting just Perth, Melbourne and Sydney. Looks like Brisvegas got skipped this time around too. After selling out her 2015 national tour two times over (in some cases three times), we just can’t understand why Adelaide is being bypassed. Court. Pls.
At this point in time we can only speculate the reason for all this madness. The answers lie with the powers that be and we’ve certainly got no shortage of questions for them.
Have any of your favourite bands recently skipped Adelaide on their Down Under tour?
Header image via Tyler, The Creator Facebook Page