SKID ROW has been forced to cancel an Australian tour because of union red tape.
WEA spokesman Bo Martin told Loudmouth the flavour-of-the-month Skids were set to open for DOG McGHEE stablemAte BON JOVI early next month in arena, and then embark on their own club tour.
But those plans were put paid to by A national rule which says international acts must be supported by Australian talent.
ROXUS are already locked in for the BON JOVI trek.
“It meant we would have to hire another Australian act and another Australian crew,” said Martin.
“The cost just became prohibitive,” SKID ROW played under Bon Jovi on both the latter’s US tour and also the recent Russian festival.
“They were going to play only a couple of cities with Bon Jovi here, skip across to New Zealand and then come back for their own tour,” said Martin. “Unfortunately, it’s all off.”
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