Guns N’ Roses Postpone Show Due To Coronavirus
Joining the likes of Pearl Jam, Slipknot and Green Day who have all cancelled and postponed shows due to coronavirus, Guns N’ Roses are the latest band to regretfully have to change their plans due to the outbreak.
The rock’n’roll legends were scheduled to perform in Costa Rica, at the Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma, next Wednesday (March 18), but have now announced in a statement: “GNR fam, the Costa Rica show has been postponed due to direction from the government. It will be rescheduled for later in the year so hold on to your tickets.”
They also posted this bright and colourful 30-second clip to accompany their statement, reiterating that the show is just postponed, and that Guns N’ Roses will be back as soon as they can.
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GNR fam, the Costa Rica show has been postponed due to direction from the government. It will be rescheduled for la… https://t.co/YqeECPLG1z— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) Wed Mar 11 15:00:47 +0000 2020
One of the few rock stars who has since spoken up about this current global outbreak, Lacuna Coil’s Cristina Scabbia took to social media to defend her home country of Italy – the second worst-hit country in the world after China.
“Despite news spreading fear (sometimes panic) around the world, Italy has not become like in Resident Evil and not “every single Italian is close to death” as some articles want you to believe, even if of course we are very active and attentive in preventing any case without hiding our heads under the sand,” she said.
“We, in the band, are doing well and we keep on living our lives, knowing that even if coronavirus does NOT automatically = death, it is still important to protect whoever is more exposed or is more frail against viruses (especially elders with pathologies and anyone with preconditions) and to prevent any kind of spreading for the world’s good.
“I am confident that the moment will pass for us all soon, and I have faith in our health system that WANTS to search for ill people IN ORDER TO HELP AND CURE , being very transparent and not hiding results for the rest of the world, because in case you didn’t notice, the whole world is involved and we didn’t create this virus, we are fighting it.”
Bands like Guns N’ Roses, My Chemical Romance and Green Day have been granted loans to support their crews and staff following cancelled and postponed tours.
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