Lenny Kravitz management last week announced that his Australian and SE Asian tours have been cancelled. The announcement affects concerts scheduled for Australia, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia and has been put down to “unforeseen scheduling issues.”
Kravitz was due to perform in Australia as part of Bluesfest Byron Bay with shows also taking place in Sydney and Melbourne.
Bluesfest Director Peter Noble said is is a sad day when anyone cancels and that organisers are looking for a fill-in.
“We still have such an amazing line-up this year featuring The Black Keys, Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals (the world exclusive reformation of the Innocent Criminals – their first Festival appearance anywhere since getting back together), Hozier, Paolo Nutini, David Gray, Zac Brown Band, Counting Crows, Alabama Shakes, Gary Clark Jr and the amazing George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic doing their full show with all 22 musicians to close out the Festival on Easter Monday,” Noble said.
“Although we are going to miss Lenny when we take off on Thursday 2 April, I am sure it’s going to be one of our greatest Bluesfests ever.”
Lenny Kravitz said he is not coming to Bluesfest due to contractual scheduling conflicts beyond his control.
“I have been looking forward to coming to play for my fans and I’m deeply sorry that my concert had to be cancelled,” Kravitz said.
“My ability to come play for you all is a huge concern to me and while I am unable to confirm another time right now, I’m looking forward to rescheduling so I can perform for you in Byron Bay as soon as possible,” Kravitz said.
Refunds are available until Thursday 19 March for people holding one-day tickets for Thursday 2 April.