Unfortunately, the Australian tour has been cancelled. Here is a statement from the official site, a blog from Donnie and info on how to get a refund (Thanks Noreen).
Monday, June 15th, 2009
STATEMENT FROM NKOTB
Due to circumstances beyond their control, the New Kids On The Block have been forced to cancel their upcoming Australian tour dates. The group is incredibly disappointed and very sorry they won’t be able to perform in Australia at this time. The guys are very grateful for all the love and support from their Australian fans.
In response to so many of the Aussie fans amazing efforts and the collecting of signatures of thousands- our promoters, as well as our management team, worked incredibly hard to make an Australian tour a reality….
Despite warnings that the financial problems plaguing the world would compromise the Australian tour- they never gave up on this dream and neither did we.
I’m sorry to say that now- it is true.
We are not going to Australia.
Like many of our fans down under- we too are saddened.
Australia has always, ALWAYS, been one of our favorite places to travel to.
And quite honestly- we tried very hard to make it work.
However- we are, in fact, in the middle of a worldwide recession and we just cannot make it work.
That is the simple truth.
We have exhausted efforts to tie in the Far East to Australia and find other creative ways to make this work…
It is just too complex at this time.
We can only assure you that when the recession’s stranglehold on the world’s economies eases up a bit- we will find a way to make this work.
Thank you for understanding and please trust- that we will do all we can to continue to give The Fullest Of Service to all of our amazing fans WORLDWIDE.
As Always Your Man,
PS- The Party Is Not Over!!!!!!!!!!
CREDIT CARD BOOKINGS
All credit card bookings will be automatically refunded back to the credit card.
CASH REFUNDS NSW & VIC
Cash refunds are available at the point of purchase or at a Head Office Agency. Cash refunds will only be permitted to the original purchaser with photo I.D.
Refunds can also be obtained by mailing tickets to the below address for a cheque refund.
CASH REFUNDS SA, WA & QLD
Cash refunds are available at Head Office Agencies. Cash refunds will only be permitted to the original purchaser with photo I.D. Refunds can also be obtained by mailing tickets to the below address for a cheque refund.
For Cheque Refunds post your tickets to:
Ticketek – NKOTB Refunds
GPO Box 1610
Sydney NSW 2001
Head Office Agencies:
NSW - 50 Park Street, Sydney
VIC - 225 Exhibition Street, Melbourne
SA - 118 Port Rd, Hindmarsh
WA - Burswood Entertainment Complex
QLD - Shop 95 Elizabeth St Brisbane or the Gold Coast Arts Centre.