Sibling duo Vika and Linda have been forced to reschedule their national tour to 2022, citing the ongoing government restrictions as a result of the pandemic.
“Whilst things are just starting to open up it is not quite enough for us to embark on our album tour which is just around the corner in November,” the act said in a press statement.
“There are still restrictions in place which stop us from travelling and playing in theatres and we really want to bring our show to you in the best possible way we can and without missing any of the planned stops.”
The tour was set to kick off in November on the Gold Coast with the outfit performing in five theatres around the country, but will now take place from June 2022.
The “silver lining” is Vika and Linda have added a show in Perth, taking place on June 18, with more shows set to be announced.
Ticketholders should retain their purchases, with all dates valid for the rescheduled shows. Tickets for the new Perth show go on sale on Friday November 26 through Frontier Touring.
News of the initial tour came a few weeks after the duo announced their album ‘The Wait’, marking their first original full-length release in 19 years.
“It took us three times to make this record, it kept getting delayed,” Linda said in a statement.
“And we’ve been waiting 19 years to make this record…Waiting for more songs. Waiting for the right opportunity.”
‘The Wait’ dropped on Friday September 17, with Vika and Linda, ahead of the album’s release, serving up fans two tracks from it – ‘Raise Your Hand’ and ‘My Heart Is In The Wrong Place’.
Vika and Linda will be lending their talents as backing vocalists for Paul Kelly on his current extensive regional tour, though a large percentage of dates have been postponed due to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Vika and Linda’s rescheduled ‘The Wait’ 2022 tour dates are:
Saturday 11 – Gold Coast, HOTA
Thursday 16 – Brisbane, QPAC Concert Hall
Friday 17 – Adelaide, Thebarton Theatre
Saturday 18 – Perth, His Majesty’s Theatre
Wednesday 22 – Sydney, State Theatre
Friday 24 – Melbourne, Palais Theatre