• May 11, 2018
Comeback world tour sells out in under 24 hours. Photo: Jasmine Gruber.
Australian indie-rock band Sticky Fingers have announced a world tour after a year-long hiatus.
Fans were left devastated when the band of five announced they were going their separate ways back in January 2017.
Sticky Fingers fan, Katie Wood says, “I remember Bay Dreams [festival] when they told everyone they were breaking up... Everyone in the crowd was so sad.”
After withdrawing from social media for more than a year, the band has announced a world tour beginning in June.
The band went on a leave of absence to deal with mental health and drug problems within the band.
Lead singer Dylan Frost addressed the issue on Facebook.
“We needed the time off to focus on building skills to deal with addiction and mental health so we could be ready to tour and do what we do best.”
The band has made a successful comeback, with all shows in the world tour selling out in less than 24 hours.
With one New Zealand show to feature out of eight countries, Kiwi fans went crazy over social media trying to secure a ticket.
“Right away, as soon as I figured it out,” says Ms Wood.
However, as many fans missed out on the Auckland show, the band announced a second Auckland show which sold out in four minutes.
Chelsea Kennedy, co-ordinator at ASB Showgrounds, says she had anticipated the positive response to the comeback shows.
“After Sticky Fingers announced their return to music, this was received positively by the Auckland audience.
“I was not surprised when the event sold out, therefore it was always our goal to cater to high demands by putting on a second show.”
Daisy Norton was one of many fans who missed out on getting tickets to both shows.
“Last time they came to New Zealand I missed out on tickets as well but ended up buying some from a girl on the event page. I thought I could get away with doing the same this time.”
The band’s return to the stage is a huge deal to their fans, as it means more music.
Fans are hopeful that even though they missed out on tickets, there will be plenty more Sticky Fingers concerts to come.
Sticky Fingers will perform in Auckland on June 22 and 23 at the Logan Campbell Centre.