January 28, 2013
Wolfmother were forced to cancel their performance at this year’s Australian Open in Melbourne, reportedly due to adverse weather conditions.
Writing on Twitter, the organisers of the international sporting event revealed that “Due to [Queensland’s] weather situation and flight cancellations Wolfmother [were] unable to fly to Melbourne to play [at the Australian Open]”. The group, who were scheduled to perform on the closing night on January 27th, were replaced by local alt-rock veterans Something for Kate.
Over the last two weeks a tropical cyclone dubbed “Oswald” has been passing across Queensland, with resultant flooding causing property damage, homelessness, and even deaths. Transport has understandably been heavily disrupted, which has forced Wolfmother to pull out of the show.
January 19, 2013
This weekend, Wolfmother put on a special performance when they played at a party organised by Joel Parkinson, an Australian surfer who is the current ASP (Association of Surfing Professionals) World Championship title holder.
The bash, affectionately referred to as the “Parko Party”, was organised by Parkinson’s sponsor Billabong and held tonight (January 19th) at the Rainbow Bay Surf Lifesaving Club in Gold Coast, Queensland, housing approximately 1,000 invitation-only guests. Wolfmother were the main musical attraction of the night, performing a short set and even duetting with Parko himself for a song or two. Aussie folk band The Beautiful Girls also performed at the event.
January 4, 2013
This January, Wolfmother will be joining the likes of Julia Stone, Evermore, and a “secret feature act” to perform at the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam tennis event of the year.
As reported by FasterLouder, the band are among a host of artists performing at the 14-day event taking place in Melbourne between January 14 and 27. In addition to the sports action, the Open is playing host to a mini festival of sorts, with The Heineken Live Stage on Grand Slam Oval showing off the wide range of Australian musical talents.
The first act to play will be blues rock newbies The Rubens, on January 14, with Wolfmother closing proceedings on the final day of the event, January 27. In between will see performances by folk singer Julia Stone (January 26), Hunters & Collectors frontman Mark Seymour (January 21), and two tribute acts dedicated to hits of the 80s and the 90s (January 22 and 23, respectively).
The show is Wolfmother’s first confirmed show of 2013, and will undoubtedly feature the performance of a number of songs from their forthcoming new album, tentatively titled Gatherings.