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Byrd
23rd April 2004, 06:41 PM
Anyone here off to see Radiohead in their respective cities? I'm off next Tues in Melbourne - had to give my other ticket to my bloody brother - it's the last concert of their tour, so should be a good night.

Support act is the Bumblebeez, hmmm ... :unsure: If only it was Sigur Ros?

JB

Disko
23rd April 2004, 07:36 PM
I'll be flying into melbourne tuesday for it. :)

I'm the only one of my friends who is going - so it should be pretty cool.

I'm so stoked, i can't wait. :D

the_argon
23rd April 2004, 07:36 PM
bitches...

Byrd
25th April 2004, 11:46 AM
I almost didn't go the_argon .... looking at the $83 ticket price six months ago, but thought that if I didn't go I'd be kicking myself.

Disko>> where are you sitting on Tues night? I'm Upper DD, seats 359 - 360. Pretty shitty for a big Radiohead fan, but it's directly in front of them. Should be an amazing night.

JB

Disko
27th April 2004, 02:38 AM
i've got general admission - which pretty much means i'll be up the front. :)

decryption
27th April 2004, 10:39 AM
For those of us who can't make it, Triple J is broadcasting the concert live :D

http://www.abc.net.au/triplej/radiohead/

slobodan
27th April 2004, 02:07 PM
in case anyone missed it, the 2nd melb show has been cancelled.

Byrd
27th April 2004, 02:32 PM
Shit no I haven't heard this, and ticketek says nothing - where did you find about about this slobodan?

Thanks

JB

slobodan
27th April 2004, 02:54 PM
http://www.mopt.com.au/events/index.asp?EventId=54

PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE *** PRESS RELEASE ***
For immediate release Tuesday April 27th 2004


At 1pm today promoter Michael Chugg and Radiohead manager Bryce Edge have announced that tonight’s Radiohead show at the Rod Laver Arena has been cancelled.

During Melbourne’s first concert on Monday night lead singer Thom Yorke developed a significant loss of vocal quality and was barely able to finish the concert.

This morning he was attended by a Melbourne ear nose and throat specialist who diagnosed Thom with marked hoarseness of voice, a significant upper airway infection and associated heavy inflammation of his vocal chords.
It was advised that if Thom was to sing in the next few days it could cause irreparable damage to his voice. Consequently and regrettably tonight’s concert had to be cancelled.

Refunds are available at point of purchase. Thom and the band would like to apologise to all of their fans, they are aware that people have travelled from all over the country for tonight’s show and would like everybody to know that this decision was not taken lightly.

The band want to thank all of their Australian fans for their support at this time

Disko
27th April 2004, 04:16 PM
Tickets to see your favorite band ever: $83
Return flight from Adelaide to Melbourne: $205
Food + Accomodation in Melbourne: $90
Taxi + Skybus from Melbourne Airport: $30

The look on my face when i found out Radiohead were cancelled: Fucking Angry.

pipsqeek
27th April 2004, 05:38 PM
That is a shame. I'd be pissed. :angry:

I am waiting for the day Iron Maiden returns to Sydney...if something like this were to happen, I would fly to England and kick their arses.

Steve

Byrd
28th April 2004, 10:40 AM
I understand that the concert had to be cancelled because of Thom's ill health, which is fair enough. Yet fans have waited 6 months since buying their tickets eagerly awaiting to see Radiohead live, and now have to wait another what: five - six years for them to come over again? :( I don't think I'll bother; maybe if they're performing when I'm in the UK sometime, but not after this let down (geddit? :)) One Radiohead fan site said that they were rescheduling to tonight, which was complete crap.

Disko you sound surprisingly calm after all your efforts: what did you end up doing?

Ticketek/Michael Chugg lost nothing out of this cancellation, after all they've held onto my $166 + booking fee for their own means for over 6 months!

JB

Disko
28th April 2004, 11:25 AM
Me? I've postponed my flight from melbourne back to adelaide. It cost me an extra $70 and the radiohead refund will cover that. I figured i may as well be a tourist for a while here. So i'm going to rock through federation square and the art gallery. I'll post pics on here when i get back. :)

- and yes, i was very calm about it because i'm still getting a holiday from my job.

the_argon
28th April 2004, 07:16 PM
I'd be pissed...

Hell, I am pissed about the whole thing. Imagine the people who would have flown from perth to see one of the greatest bands ever.

Not to mention the fact that I'm mad about them not actually touring. if they actually toured Australia it wouldn't be so bad. It gets me sooo mad when band advertise "touring Australia*"

* = East coast only.