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Hoodoos Apologise To Upset Fans

Hoodoo Gurus' Dave Faulkner at the Sydney leg. Pic by Josh Groom
Apr 26th 2012 | 4:20pm | Staff Writer
Hoodoo Gurus left fans angered when they exited the stage after just one encore at last night's Melbourne leg of the Dig It Up! festival.

After the gig fans, who had expected a ninety-minute set, posted messages of complaint on the band's website.

"I'll have a bad taste in my mouth for quite some time after last night's performance" wrote Craig Smith, who claimed to have travelled from South Australia for the show.

Another fan complained: " To walk off stage 30 mins early and no encore is a joke."

Earlier today, Gurus frontman Dave Faulker took to his bands' Facebook page to apologise: "There's been a huge misunderstanding today, by us, as to what YOU, the audience wanted."

Faulkner went  on to point out that the band's Dig It Up! set was always intended to have included the entire Stoneage Romeos track listing plus two encores but felt that the audience response in Melbourne was lacklustre.

Faulkner: "I thought that we would be only be getting asked (by you) for one encore and that we would embarrass ourselves by trying to push for an extra one - it didn't sound like anyone even wanted ONE because there wasn't much cheering from where we stood backstage."

He added: "We would have like to play more and I'm very sorry now that we didn't. We completely misread you, the audience, and were oblivious to how much were enjoying yourselves so again, I'm very sorry about this misunderstanding."

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Dates

Saturday 12th September

Dress Up Attack! feat.
Hoodoo Gurus + Bloods + TA-DA!!! + Kiddyrock

Sydney Portugal Community Club (Fraser Park FC), Marrickville

Friday 2nd October

Caloundra Music Festival feat.
Xavier Rudd & The United Nations + Angus & Julia Stone + Ben Lee + Hoodoo Gurus + Ash Grunwald + San Cisco + Baby Animals + Thundamentals + Blue King Brown + Allday + Kate Ceberano + Joe Camilleri + Brian Cadd + Ross Wilson + Wilbur Wilde + The Badloves + JJ Grey & Mofro + Dynamic Hepnotics + Frank Yamma + Katchafire + Larry Braggs Soul Club + Josh Pyke + The Beards + Melbourne Ska Orchestra + Pseudo Echo + Meg Mac + Diesel n' Dub + Abbe May + Watussi + Mojo Juju + Sahara Beck + Carl Wockner + Casey Barnes + Diana Anaid + Mustered Courage + David Flower Band + more + Caloundra Music Festival

Kings Beach, Kings Beach

Friday 27th November

Queenscliff Music Festival feat.
Augie March + Ron Sexsmith + Angus & Julia Stone + Hoodoo Gurus + Kate Miller-Heidke + Paul Dempsey + The California Honeydrops + John Williamson + Melbourne Ska Orchestra + Robert Forster + Cookin' On 3 Burners feat. Tex Perkins + Harts + The Snowdroppers + L-FRESH The LION + Damian Cowell's Disco Machine + Kingfisha + OKA + Ainslie Wills + Hey Frankie + Tinpan Orange + Raised By Eagles + All Our Exes Live In Texas + Morgan Bain + Blue Eyes Cry + Trinity Roots + Hollie Smith + Louis Baker + Estere + Thomas Oliver + Queenscliff Music Festival

Queenscliff Music Festival, Queenscliff

Friday 27th November

Hoodoo Gurus

Chelsea Heights Hotel, Aspendale Gardens

Thursday 7th January

Summernats 29 feat.
Hoodoo Gurus + You Am I

Exhibition Park , Mitchell

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