Game Had to Cancel His Tour Because He Flew to the Wrong Country

There's mistakes, and then there's cancelling your Australian tour because you got it confused with New Zealand.

Employees for New Zealand's Ragamuffin music festival waited to pick headlining artist Game at the Auckland airport and then waited, and waited, and waited. When it became clear that Game wasn't coming they told fans angry at his absence that the Compton emcee had missed his flight from Dubai to New Zealand, which was true, but not entirely true.

As MusicFeeds reports, Game had indeed been on a plane from Dubai, just to the wrong country, arriving in Australia instead. And to add insult to injury, since his visa was for New Zealand, not Australia, he was denied entry to the country and had to cancel his planned subsequent six-city Australian tour. 

For his part, Game tried to play it cool by only publicly acknowledging that he had been turned away at Australian customs, which at least has a certain "I'm too dangerous to be let into a country" cool factor until you include the part where he was denied because he - or more likely someone on his team - had so thoroughly confused two separate countries. 

Game will be back in New Zealand in September for another tour (hopefully) and by the looks of his Instagram he's unfazed by the mishap and back to enjoying the Cali lifestyle, so in the grand scheme of things this doesn't mean much. I believe mixing up countries and visas during a global trip is what's referred to as rich people problems. If there's any positives here, it's that he hopefully picked up some new international names to drop in a song - it's kind of his thing

[By Nathan S, the managing editor of DJBooth and a hip-hop writer. His beard is awesome. This is his Twitter. Photo by Matthew McAndrew.]



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