Creed guitarist on Soundwave one day; off the next
The news was announced this afternoon on Twitter by festival boss AJ Maddah, who initially claimed that “after months of harassment by Tremonti and his people to get on SW he has decided there’s more money elsewhere”. That Tweet has now been removed, with a more diplomatic “he has something better to do at [the] time” offered up instead. Writing on Twitter, Tremonti said the invitation “came too late” and they had already booked another tour.
We moved heaven and earth to create a spot for this guy… Obviously Jesus got him a better deal somewhere else.
— AJ (@iamnotshouting) November 1, 2012
There has obviously been some confusion about Soundwave.We wanted to go badly but the invite came too late and we already put another tour..
— Mark Tremonti (@MarkTremonti) November 1, 2012
Tremonti was one of two acts added yesterday to Soundwave’s 70-plus band bill, along with Canadian pop punk crew Living With Lions. Named “Guitarist of the Year” for three consecutive years by Guitar World magazine, Tremonti released his debut solo album, All I Was, in July.
Other acts confirmed for Soundwave 2013 include Metallica, Linkin Park, Blink 182, A Perfect Circle, Paramore, Garbage and Slayer. One act who won’t be appearing at Soundwave 2013 is New York-based deathcore crew Dr.Acula, who recently announced they were breaking up after eight years.
Soundwave will take place in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth in March. All dates have sold out.