All of us in IKTPQ are very sorry to announce the cancellation of the New Zealand leg of the Rise of Brotality tour. We were really looking forward to bringing what are some of our favourite bands to New Zealand with us, but unfortunately due to The Ghost Inside not being granted NZ work visas in time and several issues we were having with logistics and financing we decided it was best for everyone to postpone the tour until another time. For everyone disappointed by the news, we offer our apologies, along with this explanation, to know we didn't decide this lightly.
The Ghost Inside's NZ visa paperwork was sent off some time ago, yet at some point were misplaced/mishandled by NZ immigration services. When they were applied for a second time, the time frame was simply too tight and they weren't able to be processed. Without visas there is no way the band can enter the country legally to carry out their work at these shows.
Secondly we were guaranteed to have our flights to NZ paid for as part of our deal with the promoters there. This never happened and therefore we felt uncomfortable with the financial risks involved in proceeding in with the tour with no reassurance that we would be paid. We couldn't afford to lose any money if this circumstance were to arise and so between the 3 bands (IKTPQ, TGI and IHW) we collectively decided it was too risky for any of the bands to try proceed with this leg of the tour.
All fans who have purchased presale tickets will have their money entirely refunded. Please contact undertheradar.co.nz for your refund.
Once again, we’re really sorry this has happened, especially in light of our NZ tour last year also being cancelled for similar reasons. Us, TGI & In Hearts Wake are all bummed out, and hope we can come to NZ soon. The rest of the tour has been awesome so far, thanks so much to everyone who's come & made the shows so memorable.