The Wolfe Brothers change Bowen tour date to help out damn good mates


Show Date Rescheduled For September

The Wolfe Brothers have postponed their Bowen show date, scheduled for July 3 at the Queens Beach Hotel, to step in and help out some mates this weekend. COVID-19 has seen a swag of restrictions introduced around the country over the last few days, the most recent of which has impacted the band’s mate Lee Kernaghan and his band, who were scheduled to perform on the Fraser Coast at the Bush To Bay Festival on Saturday. While Lee is already in Queensland, his band and crew are from Sydney and Central Coast and can’t fly into the state for the event.

This is where The Wolfe Brothers come in.

The Wolfe Brothers are about to kick off a run of dates in Queensland this week, and have been asked by the ALH Hotel Group – who are the promoters for the Bush To Bay Festival – to help out some good mates who are in a big spot of trouble. The hotel group’s National Entertainment Manager contacted the brothers to ask if the band would consider helping out ALH, and also their great mate Lee Kernaghan, by performing with him on the line-up this weekend. Bush To Bay also features Busby Marou and a full day’s line up of acts. The only catch was the festival falls on the same day ALH have booked The Wolfe Brothers to perform at their Queens Beach Hotel in Bowen.

With Lee’s band and crew locked out of Queensland for Bush To Bay, the only possible solution for ALH’s festival to go ahead was if The Wolfe Brothers could agree to moving the Bowen show to another date and join their mate Lee Kernaghan on stage. The Wolfe Brothers, who have been playing with Lee for over 8 years up until now, initially declined the request at first, because it was important to them not to let their fans down who were expecting the band to play in Bowen. However, when ALH explained that without their help that the entire festival would have to be cancelled, which would create a huge financial loss for everyone involved in the event, including the artists, and all the people involved in putting on the festival. The band realised it was times like these that you need to help out your mates.

“This was a tough decision,” says Nick Wolfe. “But it came down to trying to help out as many people as we could, especially as all of us have been hit so hard by COVID for the last 15 months. We are hopeful that our fans in Bowen support our decision. We do not want to see seven or eight other acts hurt as well as ALH who have done so much for us. It is by accident that we find ourselves in a position to assist a lot of people and to save more financial loss for the acts, crews, ground security and all the staff and suppliers who are booked to work the festival.”

The band have already rescheduled their Bowen show for September and can’t wait to share their new music with fans in the region. “We will come back to Bowen after the new album is released and give everybody there the new show,” says Tom Wolfe.  “We felt that the right thing to do was to answer the call for help which is what Aussies do for each other. We can’t sit back and see so many families affected through yet another cancellation and loss of income when we can fix the problem by moving one of our shows and asking our fans in Bowen to join us in helping out this crazy situation caused by COVID-19 yet again.”

The Wolfe Brothers manager Stephen White believes the band did the right thing stepping up to help out the large number of people who would be financially hit hard if the show in Hervey Bay did not go ahead. “ALH are the largest supporter of local talent in Australia,” he says. “They present hundreds of shows every year in their venues and they support baby acts right through to when they break. They have stuck by The Wolfe Brothers for years and it has been with their help that the band has been able to tour and grow their fan base all down the east coast of Australia. I know the people in Bowen will stick by the boys on this decision because they know all too well the feeling when people drop what they are doing and come in and lend a hand in times of trouble.”

Tickets for The Wolfe Brothers Bowen show will be transferred to Friday 3rd September. All tickets will remain valid. The remaining Queensland dates on The Wolfe Brothers Startin’ Something tour remain unchanged.

Friday 3rd September 2021
Queens Beach Hotel, BOWEN QLD

Thursday 1st July 2021
Edge Hill Tavern, CAIRNS QLD

Friday 2nd July 2021
Dalrymple Hotel, TOWNSVILLE QLD

Sunday 4th July 2021
Mt. Pleasant Hotel, MACKAY QLD

Sunday 11th July 2021
Paul Kelly and Friends
Dirranbandi Showgrounds
w/ Paul Kelly, Kasey Chambers, Ian Moss

Thursday 22nd July 2021
Writers In The Round
Miami Marketta, QLD

Friday 23rd July 2021
Hamilton Hotel, BRISBANE QLD

Saturday 24th July 2021
Racehorse Hotel, IPSWICH QLD

Saturday 7th August 2021
Curry Merry Muster, CLONCURRY QLD

Saturday 21 August 2021
NQs Rock’n Country Music Festival, MACKAY QLD
3 Day Festival

 Saturday 28th August 2021
Gympie Music Muster, GYMPIE QLD
3 Day Festival

 Friday 3rd September 2021
Queens Beach Hotel, BOWEN QLD

Saturday 4th September 2021
Leichhardt Hotel, Rockhampton QLD

Sunday 5th September 2021
Harvey Road Tavern, Gladstone QLD

Saturday 2nd October 2021
Savannah In The Round Festival
3 Day Festival

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