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The Ancient Mariner
10-11-2009, 07:01 AM
Source: http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=128528

SLAYER Cancels Adelaide Show Due To Illness; MEGADETH To Perform Full Set - Oct. 10, 2009

SLAYER vocalist Tom Araya was advised by his doctors not to perform at tomorrow night's (Sunday, October 11) show at the Thebarton Theatre in Adelaide, Australia due to severe laryngitis. Tom, his band and crew were on route to Adelaide with the full intention of performing but were forced to cancel the date due to doctor-mandated rest.

Co-headliners MEGADETH have confirmed that they will perform an extended set at the Thebarton Sunday night.

The remainder of the shows will proceed as planned, with SLAYER and MEGADETH performing at Challenge Stadium in Perth this Tuesday, October 13, and SLAYER performing a full set including the classic "Reign in Blood" album in its entirety at Luna Park Sydney this Thursday, October 15.

SLAYER extends an apology to their Adelaide fans for their cancellation, and ticket holders who no longer wish to attend can obtain a refund from point of purchase.

Commented MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine: "I was saddened to hear that Tom Araya won't be able to perform [Sunday night], as you know, and that they are going to proceed to Perth to wait for us and the last show here in Australia.

"I wanted to be as gracious and considerate of the circumstances as possible, so yesterday I sent an invitation to Kerry King [SLAYER guitarist] to come up and play a song from back when he played with us in the early days.

"I know that it would require him coming here to Adelaide, and that the band has already decided to proceed to Perth, but I sent the invite yesterday, and I was really hoping that we could do something for the fans of Adelaide and so that the SLAYER fans could at least see their hero in action; even if it is with us.

"There is still several hours before the show, and I would love to see Kerry walk through the doors and say, 'Alright, let's play 'Rattlehead'!' However, I think that the time has passed for him to be able to comfortably travel here. I have my fingers crossed though."

"Thanks for understanding, and we will make the best of it either way."

mankvill
10-11-2009, 10:40 AM
Where's the Megadeth setlist?!

SerpentineVIVIVI
10-11-2009, 10:54 AM
Seems a bit strange to have this on the setlists forum with no setlist, ya? :confused: