The Wonder Years cancel Australian tour

2014-08-21 by William Lim | 28 Comments
Earlier this year, Pennsylvania's The Wonder Years announced an eight-date national tour in support of their latest full-length The Greatest Generation, but it looks like Aussie pop punk defenders won't be seeing the band for a while longer as they have cancelled the tour, releasing a statement as follows:

"We're devastated to announce that we must cancel our upcoming Australian tour due to circumstances beyond out control.

We appreciate all the support we've had over the years in Australia and are looking forward to coming back as soon as our schedule permits.

Refunds will be available at the point of purchase."


Hosted by the bedroom-based agents Hook Turn Touring and featuring a run of national up-and-comers including Hopeless Records labelmates Trophy Eyes and the emo-tinged Ceres (who are on a full-tour support slot with Say Anything in October), the tour sold out its Melbourne all ages date with the rest of the dates "selling quickly".

This leg of The Greatest Generation World Tour was further promoted with promotional giveaways by Hook Turn Touring as well as a radio interview on Triple J's punk show Short.Fast.Loud, and was to be The Wonder Years' first performances in Australia since the 2013 Soundwave Festival in which they got a security guard fired. (http://www.absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=3702524)

The tour comes hot off the heels of frontman Dan Campbell's solo record entitled We Don't Even Have Each Other, released in July under the pseudonym Aaron West and the Roaring Twenties to positive reception.

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Feather
August 21st 2014
2882 Comments


dont care, they are still coming to cbus in a month.

OwMySnauze
August 21st 2014
1576 Comments


Good, they're awful

aaronrkc
August 21st 2014
289 Comments


^loves Jonny Craig bands

Digging: Cherry Death - Saccharine

Kris.
August 21st 2014
13037 Comments


^is a judgmental prick

Gameofmetal
Contributing Reviewer
August 21st 2014
9220 Comments


^ loves people for their good points and not their bad because he understands everyone is human and also thinks the wonder years is awesome

Kris.
August 21st 2014
13037 Comments


meh wonder years are ok

Gameofmetal
Contributing Reviewer
August 21st 2014
9220 Comments


Didn't used to understand the hype about The Upsides but the newer two albums are gold imo

dimsim3478
August 21st 2014
7175 Comments


meh wonder years are ok

luv u kris (wait don't you hate this band???)

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Kris.
August 21st 2014
13037 Comments


nah i dont like soupy's side-project but wonder years are ok in small doses

VaxXi
August 21st 2014
1573 Comments


The Greatest Generation was like, 2nd best album of the year for me. I can't see how anyone could hate that album tbh.

ComeToDaddy
Contributing Reviewer
August 21st 2014
1344 Comments


Oh, I was really keen for this tour too. Shit happens I guess

Gameofmetal
Contributing Reviewer
August 21st 2014
9220 Comments


I can't see how anyone could hate that album tbh. [2]

Yeah it's perfect. And a grower for sure. Everytime I come back to it, it gets a little better.

chug73
August 21st 2014
2163 Comments


wtf guys, at least I'm getting a refund I guess.

Pajolero
August 21st 2014
521 Comments


The Upsides is 5, everything else is very okay.

GoldenWrapper
August 21st 2014
32 Comments


i dont get how you can call these guys bad

chug73
August 21st 2014
2163 Comments


Nah greatest generation fucking rules

YakNips
August 21st 2014
17690 Comments


"i dont get how you can call these guys bad"

cause they are

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chug73
August 21st 2014
2163 Comments


Disagree.

Pajolero
August 21st 2014
521 Comments


Who fucking cares, enjoy it or don't.

Mutantsnowstorm
August 22nd 2014
473 Comments


As long as they don't cancel their US tour I don't care

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lecolumbus
August 22nd 2014
96 Comments


Man, they have so much bad luck with Australia. When I saw them, they were supporting a bunch of metalcore bands so the dumbass crowd was incredibly hostile, and on top of that, Soupy's voice was kinda fucked that night.

I respect them for sticking through it for the fans that did show up, despite all the heckling.

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chug73
August 22nd 2014
2163 Comments


I'm pretty bummed, never saw them last time they were in Aus.
We get screwed over with bands a fair bit, they love coming here but they just never get to do it often enough.

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
August 22nd 2014
35019 Comments


fuck
why
no
what

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tommygun
August 22nd 2014
26250 Comments


rip soupdick

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
August 22nd 2014
35019 Comments


changing soupy into soupdick nice one dude
whole new quality of puns right there

tommygun
August 22nd 2014
26250 Comments


thanks i worked hard on it

were you gonna go see em before they pulled the plug?

Rowan5215
Contributing Reviewer
August 22nd 2014
35019 Comments


Didn't actually know they were coming here till I saw this but once I found out yeah I probably would, depends on $$$ you know

chug73
August 22nd 2014
2163 Comments


$20 says aaron west becomes their main thing now and they break up because "its not who we are as musicians"



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