Wu-Tang Clan Concert Location Moved Citing ‘Remote’ Allphones Arena

Promoter Beyond The Valley has today revealed that the highly anticipated (or so we thought) Wu-Tang Clan Sydney concert has undergone a location change from Allphones Arena to the Hordern Pavilion. The decision was announced via the following statement:

“After a stream of comments regarding the remoteness of the previous venue, the Wu-Tang Clan show in Sydney has moved to the more readily accessible and intimate Hordern Pavilion!” 

Now unless fans were planning on travelling from the home of The Wu-Tang Clan, New York City, it is hard to envision any situation in which Allphones Arena, and Olympic Park in general for that matter, is too remote. It is an arena after all. Arenas are not typically something you find in the middle of a suburban street.

One would have to imagine that the move is actually in response to poor ticket sales, and while the Hordern Pavilion will undoubtedly provide a more intimate atmosphere, any decision to shift a performance to a venue that houses a mere quarter of the previous capacity is likely to garner some inquisitive looks.

It is surprising that even with Wu-Tang a constant fixture throughout the media since the release of their one-off album, Once Upon A Time In Shaolinthis has not translated to extra sales, and the very public spat with pharma bad boy Martin Shkreli has failed to garner any extra attention when it come to putting fans in seats.

At this stage no similar moves have been made to corresponding concerts in Melbourne and Brisbane, and Beyond The Valley has urged fans to snap up tickets now as they are soon to be exhausted. Tickets already purchased for the Allphones show will be honoured at the new venue.

You can catch Wu-Tang Clan at the following dates and venues:

Tuesday 23rd February
Margaret Court Arena, Melbourne

Wednesday 24th February
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney

Friday 26th February
Riverstage, Brisbane

Image courtesy of Spin.