Tool Postpone North American Tour Dates In April and May
As COVID-19 has gone from a worrisome phenomenon to a global pandemic, pretty much every tour, festival, or musical outing has been canceled or postponed due to quarantine against the coronavirus. While some bands are holding out hope that their spring touring plans will remain intact, many are one by one rescheduling their upcoming tour dates under the assumption that this might take longer than people originally thought. Now, GRAMMY winners Tool have decided to play it safe, announcing that their upcoming April and May dates in North America will be postponed.
The band announced their plans to postpone these dates via social media earlier today, with the following message:
“TOOL’s April 16 to May 5 North American tour dates have been postponed.
“TOOL regrets to confirm that the first leg of their upcoming North American tour has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. They wish everyone well during this difficult period and hope to see everyone again very soon.
“The postponed dates are:
April 16 Miami, FL American Airlines Arena
April 17 Orlando, FL Amway Center
April 19 Tampa, FL Amalie Arena
April 21 Charlotte, NC Spectrum Center
April 22 Charlottesville, VA John Paul Jones Arena
April 24 Baltimore, MD Royal Farms Arena
April 25 Uniondale, NY Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 28 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
April 29 Quebec City, QC Videotron Centre
May 1 Wilkes Barre, PA Mohegan Sun Arena
May 2 Buffalo, NY KeyBank Centre
May 4 Toledo, OH Huntington Center
May 5 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
“Rescheduled dates will be announced as soon as possible. All previously purchased tickets for the above dates will be honored for the rescheduled performances.”
Obviously, this is a bummer, but it’s totally understandable. Better to be safe than put yourself, your fans, or others at risk.
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