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Garbage drummer Butch Vig has been forced to pull the plug on his forthcoming trip to Australia with the band, due to “ongoing sinus problems”.
Fans might smell garbage, but the iconic producer and stickman claims that doctors have advised him to sit out the band’s first Australian since 2013.
“I’m very disappointed I’m going to miss the upcoming shows, but the doctors want me to err on the side of caution,” he explains on Facebook. “Thanks to all our fans for understanding. I will be back!”
If Butch Vig’s name sounds familiar, that’s because he also produced one of the most iconic rock n’ roll records of all time: Nirvana’s Nevermind. Which basically earns him god-like status and unquestioning obedience.
Garbage have recruited Eric Gardner (who’s played with the likes of Gnarles Barkley and Tom Morello) to tag in for Vig on their imminent Aussie tour, which runs across late November and December.
Locals Tiny Little Houses, Tash Sultana and Olympia will be providing support at some of the band’s headlining dates dates, while Garbage have also been tapped to co-headline the A Day On The Green concert series with The Temper Trap, supported by The Preatures, Tash Sultana and Adalita.
Catch all the details, below.
Garbage 2016 Australian Tour
Thursday, 24th November*
Regent Theatre, Melbourne
Thursday, 1st December**
WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Friday, 2nd December***
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney
* w/ Tiny Little Houses
** w/ The Temper Trap and Tash Sultana
*** w/ Olympia
A Day On The Green 2016 w/ Garbage and The Temper Trap
Saturday, 26th November
Rochford Wines, Yarra Valley
Sunday, 27th November
Leconfield Wines, McLaren Vale
Tuesday, 29th November*
Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth
Saturday, 3rd December
Bimbadgen, Hunter Valley
Sunday, 4th December
Sirromet Wines, Mt Cotton
*Without Tash Sultana and Adalita
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