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Lenny Kravitz cancels Australian tour, including Bluesfest appearance, due to scheduling issues.

One of the feature artists for this year's Bluesfest in Lenny Kravitz, has just announced that his whole tour of Australia has been cancelled. Citing scheduling issues, Kravitz's run of Australian dates haven't been rescheduled at this stage, it's been made clear that the circumstances leading to the tour's cancellation were definitely unforseen. Kravitz was due to perform in Sydney and Melbourne as well as the Byron Bay festival, not to mention dates in South East Asia and Japan as well this April.

Bluesfest Director Peter Noble assures festival punters that they are working on securing suitable replacement for Kravitz, who was to play Bluesfest on April 2nd:

"It is sad for all of us here at Bluesfest, when anyone cancels, as we know it must be for Lenny’s fans right now. Please be assured we are now attempting to find someone else to come and play."

"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, of which we have been reliably told they will play all night if we don’t drag them off stage by our curfew at Midnight.

Although we are going to miss Lenny when we take off on Thursday 2nd of April, I am sure it’s going to be one of our greatest Bluesfests ever."

Should Bluesfest ticket holders want a refund for their April 2nd single day ticket, they're able to get one until Thursday, March 19th by calling the Bluesfest office on 02 6685 8310. Lenny himself has this to say about this unfortunate cancellation:

"Unfortunately, due to contractual scheduling conflicts beyond my control I will not be able to come to Bluesfest to perform this year. I have been looking forward to coming to play for my fans and I’m deeply sorry that my concert had to be cancelled. 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. Love and Respect…Lenny"