Eric Prydz tells ITM: "I will come to Australia - I have to"

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“A lot of people were very disappointed last time around when I had to cancel the tour I’d planned for Australia, but I think no one was more upset than I, actually. It took me a long time to get over that.”

The spotlight is on Eric Prydz in a massive way this week with the release of his stunning 3-CD anthology Eric Prydz presents Prydaread our Album Of The Week review – as well as his upcoming headline slot on North America’s Identity Festival, which represents his big pitch to the critical mass US market. Talking to ITM this week though, he pointed to his infamous 11th hour cancellation of his Australian tour in the final days of 2008 as something that still haunts him.

“The problem with me is that I have an absolute phobia of flying,” he told us. “I’m flying to the States for my upcoming tour, but I feel horrible one month before that, and every day. When I finally arrive I’m going to be a wreck. And I’ll need to go to doctors, get medication…and that’s a six hour flight.”

As anyone who has might have made the big trip to sample the clubbing delights of the European summer will be able to testify, it’s a trip that means you’re in it for the long haul. “The flight to Australia is pretty much as far as you can go from where I am based, and at the moment that is too much for me. It doesn’t work. I cannot get my head around it.”

However, Prydz is defiant in assuring he’ll eventually make good on his promise to visit. “I will come to Australia. I have to come to Australia, I can’t wait to come to Australia, because I know the scene you guys have there, and also the following I have there. I can see it on my website, on Facebook and on Twitter….I know I’d have the time of my life if I came out for it.

“I will say this though, if I do come to Australia for another tour, then I think I will first travel to Australia, and then I will plan the tour… If I announce an Australian tour, you can be sure that I’m already there.”

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ezy1000

ezy1000 said on the 24th May, 2012

then do it already ffs

mlirosi

mlirosi said on the 24th May, 2012

do i get my hopes up again?

slackas

slackas said on the 24th May, 2012

Get on a fkn boat already.

zealbee

zealbee said on the 24th May, 2012

Oh please god make this happen

middle C

middle C said on the 24th May, 2012

seriously just drug your self up or make someone trick you into going on a plane.

mattpolo8

mattpolo8 said on the 24th May, 2012

less talk more action

ElliotDG

ElliotDG said on the 24th May, 2012

http://www.seat61.com/Australia-overland.htm

Jarrod_s

Jarrod_s said on the 24th May, 2012

i say boat tour to Australia then tour when you arrive.. make the most of it ffs!

sonicc

sonicc said on the 24th May, 2012

An international Dj that is scarred of flying is like a Catholic priest that doesnt like young boys. FAIL

cizza

cizza said on the 24th May, 2012

Ive got a dinghy, i'll go get him.

412nv

412nv said on the 24th May, 2012

Seriously, Get a Private jet, it can get you here in half the time. Take some sleeping pills and toughen up.

RaverSlut

RaverSlut said on the 24th May, 2012

eric prydz you are no longer welcome in australia.. our hearts are forever shattered

ladyinred

ladyinred said on the 24th May, 2012

%u201CI will say this though, if I do come to Australia for another tour"...
pfft he hasn't dont a tour to begin with so how can he think he's doing another?

special ed

special ed said on the 24th May, 2012

too little, too late Eric

http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lpr65swXYm1qeg8y6.gif

Gruso

Gruso said on the 24th May, 2012

Memories though. Memories.

http://i525.photobucket.com/albums/cc333/Gruso/swallowurprydz3.gif

http://i40.tinypic.com/2mh60p1.jpg

http://www.inthemix.com.au/forum/showthread.php?t=241218

sonicc

sonicc said on the 24th May, 2012

First world problems indeed

Ben Royal

Ben Royal said on the 24th May, 2012

It would be about 4 years too late if he were to announce a tour now - his star has faded. Also, I doubt any Australian promoters would be willing to take the risk that he doesn't pull out again.

David Guetta

David Guetta said on the 24th May, 2012

Reminds me of that time i offered Eric my private jet to fly to a gig and rigged it so every movie showing was Alive lol

khrys1989

khrys1989 said on the 24th May, 2012

thats what he said last time, and then cancelled 24 hours before shore thing on new years eve. . .

blackt86

blackt86 said on the 24th May, 2012

Eat a dik sty in Sweden.

sifu02

sifu02 said on the 24th May, 2012

Just tranquillise the mofo...

SlicyDicer

SlicyDicer said on the 24th May, 2012

Stop talking about it it's just painful, either do it or shut up.

Bob Seiji

Bob Seiji said on the 24th May, 2012

Dont come to Australia but instead, try space trave.

sorted81

sorted81 said on the 25th May, 2012

Umm, fear of flying isn't just something you can just "harden up" and stop having. Jesus you're an uncaring bunch! Have a little compassion.

WoodyUK69

WoodyUK69 said on the 25th May, 2012

Anything the Zane Lowe approves is all good with me!! Nice one Mr Prydzxx thank uxx

kickedthebucket

kickedthebucket said on the 25th May, 2012

He needs to get a Michael Jackson style physician to accompany him and inject him with propofol

Fewsion

Fewsion said on the 25th May, 2012

Take 2 six hour flights to get here then. From the USA, stop somewhere like Tahiti or even Fiji and stop being a bitch.

angy

angy said on the 25th May, 2012

He has a serious phobia - anyone trolling here clearly doesn't have an understanding of what that actually means. Grow up.

angy

angy said on the 25th May, 2012

^^That means you, Bmoney :P

User_261013

User_261013 said on the 26th May, 2012

Hologram Prydz? OR How about you use your millions in earnings and fly your crowds to you?
I still think Boyz Noise was a great last minute stand in at Shore Thing, so I'm not overly disappointed he hasn't come over here.

raymo009

raymo009 said on the 26th May, 2012

ever heard of a boat Eric? coulda done that a loooong time ago!

Gruso

Gruso said on the 26th May, 2012

> "He has a serious phobia - anyone trolling here clearly doesn't have an understanding of what that actually means."

True. However, you had a whole conversation with Eric, cherry picked a paragraph to build this news piece around, and gave it a click magnet title that was bound to raise the temperature a few notches. And you are surprised at the reaction? You did a bang up job of stirring up the natives, guy. :P

I think the real message here is that Eric needs to be wary of making promises like this.

Seriously though, can't he just eat a banana? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hq2KXudEjkI

BMoney

BMoney said on the 26th May, 2012

%u201CThe problem with me is that I have an absolute phobia of flying,%u201D he told us. %u201CI%u2019m flying to the States for my upcoming tour..."

REALLY.

plan-b

plan-b said on the 26th May, 2012

%u201CThe problem with me is that I have an absolute phobia of flying,%u201D he told us. %u201CI%u2019m flying to the States for my upcoming tour, but I feel horrible one month before that, and every day. When I finally arrive I%u2019m going to be a wreck. And I%u2019ll need to go to doctors, get medication%u2026and that%u2019s a six hour flight.%u201D

Has he tried counselling or therapy for his phobia? Would seem like the smart thing to do.

angy

angy said on the 26th May, 2012

Believe it or not Gruso, I wasn't trying to inflame anyone, I was trying to do the opposite. And that hardly accounts for "cherry picking" - it was an interview for an NYC publication but we ended chatting about Australia in the final 2 minutes, it's pretty much verbatim what he said. Of course he has tried therapy. He's being brave enough to open up in the public domain about a serious phobia, it is nothing to scoff at, it should be dignified by showing some respect.

angy

angy said on the 26th May, 2012

PS. I might also that Prydz has always seemed like a very genuine guy, with high ideals in what he does - he seems genuine about caring about his Australian fanbase - if he didn't mean it, he wouldn't have said it.

SANDSHREW

SANDSHREW said on the 27th May, 2012

I WANT YOU TO CARESS ME LIKE A TROPICAL PRIEST
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Teknikall

Teknikall said on the 27th May, 2012

KRS-one sailed here Erc could do the same. But he's prob also scared of water.

DJ DUKE DOOM

DJ DUKE DOOM said on the 28th May, 2012

Total lack of management. He needs a good professional to help him manage this condition. Pathetic effort all round.

camlv

camlv said on the 29th May, 2012

All the people who are still having a teary about him cancelling over three years ago need to harden the fuck up

Zodiac

Zodiac said on the 29th May, 2012

Talk is cheap. I'll believe it when I see it.

scottyk82

scottyk82 said on the 5th Jul, 2013

Phew... not on Muzzasonic. Sigh of relief right der