U.K. glam rockers TIGERTAILZ have been forced to cancel their appearance at Rock Gone Wild, the Iowa-based, four-day festival which is being held August 20-23 at The Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood. According to the band, "Administrative problems leading up to the event have proved impossible to overcome in time for the band to travel to the USA."
The group adds, "TIGERTAILZ are hugely frustrated and disappointed with this outcome and apologize to those looking forward to see them. The band really wanted to be part of this. However, with many necessary formalities not being finalized and the show only a matter of weeks away, the situation has become an impossible one."
The Rock Gone Wild organizers announced this past weekend that the festival was being moved from Freedom Park in Algona to The Diamond Jo Casino in Northwood.
"The size of the festival necessitated the change," stated Donnie Frizzell, managing partner of Rock Gone Wild. "Thus, the move to Diamond Jo's will allow us to best serve the fans of the festival who have already bought tickets, all of the great bands we've booked, our employees and those who are still making plans to attend."
The Diamond Jo Casino is a gambling casino and entertainment complex located just south of the Iowa/Minnesota border on Interstate 35 in Northwood. The new venue is 110 miles south of Minneapolis and 135 miles north of Des Moines, which means fans who are flying into those areas will actually be closer to the venue than they would have been to the Algona site.
The festival will still be held on August 20-23. All previously sold tickets will be honored on the original dates. VIP, Platinum and general admission advance tickets are now on sale. RV and tent camping site are also available for those wanting to experience everything at Rock Gone Wild has to offer.