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More Bluesfest pain as Bee Gees' Barry Gibb cancels Australia, New Zealand tour

Barry Gibb has cancelled his tour of Australia and New Zealand, including his Monday-night headline slot at the Byron Bay Bluesfest.
Touring company Live Nation said the former Bee Gee's tour Down Under, set for next April, would not go ahead "due to a change in international commitments".


Gibb, who found fame in the 1970s alongside his brothers Maurice and Robin in The Bee Gees, is the last surviving member of the band.
He recently released In The Now, his first solo album in 32 years, written with his sons Stephen and Ashley, and he appeared on stage with Coldplay at this year's Glastonbury music festival.
Bluesfest is offering a refund for Byron Bay patrons who bought Monday Single Day tickets, from today until seven days after the new artist announcement for Easter Monday has been made.
Tickets bought for Gibb's solo shows will be refunded in full to all credit and debit card holders and Ticketek will be in touch to all those who bought tickets to advise how to process their refund, with information provided below
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