Australian instrumental post-rockers sleepmakeswaves
have announced their ‘these are not your dreams’
Australian tour will be rescheduled for 2022, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The band released a statement to fans, saying:
Our hearts go out to all of you sharing in the anxiety and disruption caused by the outbreak of COVI-19 worldwide.
We’re sorry to report that we have to yet again reschedule our Australian tour and have rebooked these shows for 2022.
Any tickets purchased for the original dates will be valid for the new dates and refunds if required will be available from the relevant ticket outlets.
Unfortunately due to scheduling issues Rolo Tomassi are now unable to join us on these rescheduled dates, but we’re looking forward to sharing a stage with them one day in future.
Limited venue capacities, the risk of snap lockdowns and extra costs added to travel, logistics and admin have all contributed to this. Not least of which is the fact that our guitarist Lachlan has been stuck in the Netherlands since the pandemic began, unable to return to Australia.
The economic impacts of this pandemic are vast. For musicians specifically, the cancellation of live shows puts a major income stream of any independent band on ice. This also has flow on effects to the live music economy, as we are just one of a number of bands that can no longer provide work this year to our tour manager, live mix engineer, guitar techs, light operator, backline/production providers, etc.
If you want to support bands and artists, Bandcamp is waiving their merchant fee for 24 hours from 6pm Sydney time (12am PST and 7am GMT) on Friday 2 April & Friday 4 May. So please hop online and do your buying there.
If you want to support the wider industry, especially in light of Government support withdrawing at the end of this month, please make a donation to www.supportact.org.au
Although this announcement is disappointing for all of us, we’re glad to say we have plenty more announcements lined up, all of which are good - we’re hopeful that some of these will compensate for the delay to our live shows in some small way.
Thanks again for your patience and support. We can’t wait to be back playing live again soon.