These Are All The Bands Who Have Canceled Or Postponed Tours Due To Coronavirus
The coronavirus is all over the news, and seems to be on everyone’s minds, causing widespread concern and worry as it spreads around the world – leading to a number of fatalities.
There are actually multiple coronaviruses, including SARS. The newest strain, though, COVID-19 (which stands for the coronavirus disease 2019), is also called the novel coronavirus, and is the one causing the most concern right now.
There have been more than 100,000 cases and over 3,100 deaths worldwide due to the newest coronavirus strain. There have been confirmed cases in over 60 countries, according to the World Health Organization. However, WHO originally classified the outbreak as a public health emergency, and, as of March 11, a pandemic.
The coronavirus has had people in a rush to buy hand sanitizer, masks and has raised concerns over travel. These concerns have led to events getting postponed and cancelled, including, yes, shows and tour dates.
As both cases of and concern about the coronavirus spread, many bands have cancelled or postponed shows. Here’s a list, with the most recent announcements at the top:
- Motionless In White have postponed their upcoming tour with Knocked Loose.
- Between The Buried And Me have postponed their 20th anniversary tour.
- Creeper are pushing their UK headline tour back to August.
- A Day To Remember have postponed their UK and European tour with grandson.
- Parkway Drive have rescheduled their European tour until November.
- Your Demise have postponed their comeback shows until September.
- Tool have postponed their April and May North American tour dates.
- This year’s Punk Rock Bowling festival has been postponed.
- Monster Magnet have rescheduled their Powertrip anniversary tour to 2021.
- Code Orange have postponed their upcoming headlining tour with Show Me The Body and Jesus Piece.
- ONE OK ROCK have postponed their Asia tour.
- Black Veil Brides are set to reschedule their tour dates between March 24 – May 17.
- Enter Shikari have cancelled their intimate album launch shows for new record Nothing Is True & Everything Is Possible, promising that a proper tour will be announced very soon.
- Stiff Little Fingers have postponed all March shows.
- Pathology and Pyrexia have postponed their tour.
- Darkest Hour have postponed their tour with Misery Signals and Sect.
- Devin Townsend was forced to cancel his North American tour, and has launched a GoFundMe.
- Ringworm’s upcoming tour with All Out War and Genocide Pact has been canceled.
- In This Moment have postponed their upcoming tour with Black Veil Brides and Raven Black.
- Foo Fighters have postponed dates on their upcoming Van Tour 2020, with some shows already rescheduled.
- Dropkick Murphys have canceled and postponed several upcoming events, but will be livestreaming their infamous St. Patrick’s Day concert on Tuesday night.
- 1349’s upcoming U.S. appearances have been canceled.
- Thy Art Is Murder’s North American tour with Fit For An Autopsy and Enterprise Earth has been canceled.
- Killswitch Engage have postponed their remaining dates with August Burns Red and Light The Torch.
- While She Sleeps have had to cancel their remaining shows with He Is Legend and Savage Hands.
- Black Label Society’s remaining dates with Obituary and Lord Dying have been postponed.
- Silverstein are postponing their remaining tour dates with Four Year Strong and I The Mighty.
- Dragonforce have postponed their U.S. tour.
- Bad Omens’ scheduled tour with Oh Sleeper, Thousand Below, and Bloodline has been postponed.
- Atilla’s upcoming tour with Xavier Wulf and Volumes has been postponed.
- I Prevail have postponed the remainder of their European and UK tour dates.
- Inmolith have postponed their UK and European tour dates.
- Alice In Chains’ William DuVall has canceled his upcoming UK and European dates, and is looking to reschedule ASAP.
- The Acacia Strain have canceled their upcoming European and UK tour dates, as well as several dates on the U.S. trek.
- Insomnium’s upcoming tour with Omnium Gatherum and Seven Spires has been postponed.
- Whitechapel’s European and UK tour has been canceled.
- We Came As Romans’ tour with The Devil Wears Prada and Gideon has been postponed.
- Tarja Turunen is rescheduling her France and UK tour.
- Evanescence and Within Temptation are rescheduling their UK and European tour.
- Lamb Of God have postponed their upcoming UK and European tour.
- Alkaline Trio and Bad Religion will be rescheduling their spring U.S. tour.
- All Time Low’s live taping at Good Morning America will no longer have an audience.
- Sløtface have postponed their upcoming UK and European tour.
- The Wonder Years will be postponing the remainder of their current U.S. tour.
- Holding Absence have postponed their April European headline tour.
- Brian Fallon has postponed his U.S. tour.
- Anti-Flag have postponed the first leg of their U.S. tour; the May leg is still set to go ahead currently.
- Full Of Hell have postponed their current tour, and are hoping to reschedule for early summer.
- Rage Against The Machine have postponed the first part of their U.S. tour between March 26 and May 20.
- Courtney Love and Melissa Auf der Maur’s live reunion has been postponed.
- Kvelertak have postponed their remaining tour dates while out on the road, and are working on new shows.
- Download Australia has been cancelled after My Chemical Romance were forced to postpone their performance.
- …As a result, Deftones have also cancelled their performances in Australia and New Zealand.
- Bikini Kill postpone their reunion dates.
- The Who have postponed their March and April arena tour in the UK and Ireland.
- The Decibel Tour, featuring Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper and Idle Hands has been cancelled.
- The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been postponed.
- Parkway Drive are postponing European dates on their Viva The Underdogs tour.
- Palaye Royale have postponed the remaining dates of their current Euro tour.
- Papa Roach have cancelled the remaining five dates of their European tour.
- My Chemical Romance have postponed their upcoming Japan shows – including Download Festival Japan.
- Machine Head have just postponed their UK and European tour.
- Guns N’ Roses have postponed their show in Costa Rica on March 18.
- Poppy has postponed her tour – the first UK run that has been affected.
- Pearl Jam have postponed their North American tour.
- Coachella has been postponed until October.
- SXSW has now also been cancelled entirely.
- Nine Inch Nails, Ozzy Osbourne and Beastie Boys have all pulled out of their planned appearances at South By Southwest.
- Trivium have postponed dates in Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia, as well as their European press stop.
- Slipknot have cancelled Knotfest Japan, among other Asia tour dates, in March.
- Yungblud has postponed tour dates in South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, The Philippines and Singapore.
- Supersuckers cancelled all of their Italian tour dates.
- Enterprise Earth have cancelled their Milan show for March 7.
- Marilyn Manson has cancelled his March 18 show in Hong Kong, though the virus was not mentioned in the cancelation announcement.
- Set It Off have cancelled their upcoming Asian headlining dates as well as pulled out of dates supporting Jimmy Eat World.
- Avril Lavigne has postponed her upcoming Asian tour, and is working on rescheduling dates. She has also postponed her UK and European tour dates.
- Green Day have postponed their entire Asian tour which was set to take place this month.
- Lacuna Coil have cancelled shows in Dubai, Bangkok, Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore and Jakarta.
- Testament have cancelled their Milan show on February 25.
We’ll keep this list updated as more cancelations get announced. Kerrang! sends their hearts out to all of those who have lost family or friends to the coronavirus.
Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor is also looking ahead to “hopefully be playing music live for you in 2021”.
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