The Melbourne pub-punks announced the unfortunate news today (July 13). “We have done and will continue to do everything we can to make our shows happen, but this one just ain’t on the cards,” they wrote.
“I reckon we’ll do this show again one day and it’ll be the best show we’ll ever play, but it’s canned for now. Refunds will be issued in the coming days.”
Private Function have been on the road supporting the release of their second studio album, ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’. The final show was supposed take place on July 24 at the Ettamogah Pub in Albury, New South Wales, which is lovingly featured on the band’s track ‘Albury Wodonga’.
Also supposed to join Private Function for the show were The Burnt Sausages, Albury band Micro Cuts and DJ sets from Clowns and underground promoters Bone Soup.
The news comes amidst NSW’s current lockdown, which is due to last until at least this Friday (July 16) but may be extended. Premier Gladys Berejiklian is expected to give an update on an extension tomorrow.
Private Function released ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’ in August last year. Speaking to NME, frontman Chris Penney explained how the tracks were recorded in a rush, just days before Melbourne’s second lockdown last year.
“I’m so stoked with the timing,” he said back in August. “I’d be going absolutely stir crazy if I didn’t have all this stuff to work on in lockdown. It was pretty simple, bloody professional, do it all in one take and then get out of there.”