Coronavirus: Here’s Every Musician Who Has Canceled Tour Dates So Far [UPDATING]
Green Day, Pearl Jam, Mariah Carey and many more have scrapped dates in response to the outbreak
The coronavirus scare is starting to impact everyday life, and that now includes the music industry. Since the outbreak, a number of artists have canceled or postponed shows as a result of it.
Artists from a wide variety of genres, including Green Day, The National, Khalid, Mariah Carey and Slipknot have all scrapped or postponed shows as COVID-19 continues to spread — and that doesn’t even include events like Ultra in Miami that have been postponed due to the virus.
Here’s an ongoing list of artists who have had to change tour plans as a result of the coronavirus:
The veteran punk band announced in a statement that they’d be moving their upcoming Asian tour due to concerns about the virus.“We know it sucks, as we were looking forward to seeing you all, but hold on to your tickets we’ll be announcing the new dates very soon,” the band said in a tweet.
The British veterans were one of the first bands to put their shows in Japan “on hold” due to the outbreak. “We would also hate to risk our fan’s health or the of risk spreading the virus on our return. We promise we will be back as soon as we can,” they said in an Instagram post.
The indie rockers canceled their upcoming March shows in Japan. “Much to our disappointment, in the interest of public safety our March 17+18 dates in Tokyo have been canceled,” the band wrote in a tweet on March 2. “We look forward to returning in the future and performing for our friends in Japan.”
The rock band was also among the first to cancel shows in Asia. Their shows were set to take place in February. “To our fans in China- Unfortunately due to the unforeseen CoronaVirus fast spreading, we were forced to cancel our tour that was scheduled on Feb 14-15 for Shanghai and Chengdu,” they tweeted. They added that they hope to return to the country soon.
The legendary pop diva announced on March 3 that she was canceling an upcoming show in Hawaii on account of the coronavirus. “Aloha Hawaii!! I’m so so sad to have to announce that I’m postponing my show to November. I was so excited to come back to Hawaii on my “anniversary month” but evolving international travel restrictions force us to consider everyone’s safety and well being,” Carey said. She will be returning to Honolulu in November, as mentioned.
Lavigne canceled her upcoming April tour in Asia due to COVID-19. “I am so sad to announce that we are unable to tour the Asian markets due to the continuous outbreak of the coronavirus. My band, crew and I have been working so hard to bring this tour worldwide and are completely bummed out. Please everybody take care of yourselves and stay healthy. You’re in my thoughts and prayers and we are hoping to announce rescheduled shows soon,” she posted on Instagram.
The Canadian rockers had to cancel their March European and U.K. tour that was to be in support of their latest album, Thin Mind. “It would be both globally irresponsible and potentially risky for the band to carry out the tour at this time,” the band wrote.
The Korean pop stars canceled their performances in Seoul in April. In a statement, the group’s agency, Big Hit Entertainment, wrote “We regret to announce that the BTS MAP OF THE SOUL TOUR … has been cancelled.”
Set It Off
The Florida act kiboshed their opening slot with Jimmy Eat World as well as their own Asian tour that would have taken place in March.
The hard rockers realized their signature masks wouldn’t protect them from the virus and suspended their Asian tour on March 4, saying “While decisions like this are not easy, the safety and well-being of the band’s fans always comes first.”
The hair metal icons were slated to perform in Japan as part of their Flesh & Blood World Tour, but no more. In a statement, the band said they’d reschedule the dates and “deeply apologize to all parties concerned especially those customers who bought tickets and have been looking forward to the Whitesnake shows.”
The R&B singer postponed his tour of several Asian countries — including Singapore — due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The Prince of Darkness canceled his appearance at SXSW due to the ongoing threat of coronavirus. Osbourne was slated to appear in Austin for the premiere of Biography: The Nine Lives of Ozzy Osbourne, a two-hour documentary special exploring the many lives and his five-decade career.
Trent Reznor and Atticus Finch
The duo was supposed to appear at SXSW to give a keynote with regards to their work on Watchmen. Due to Warner Media’s pulling out of the festival, they won’t be heading to Austin.
Similarly to Osbourne, Reznor and Finch, the Beasties won’t be heading to SXSW either. They were set to premiere their new documentary in Austin but Apple canceled the appearance.
Country outfit Old Dominion announced that they’re pulling out of the Country to Country fest that begins next week due to the coronavirus.
Eight dates from Justin Bieber’s 45-city stadium tour have been downgraded to arenas, according to Variety. A source close to the tour told the publication the decision was made to move those shows due to sluggish ticket sales affected by the coronavirus. The cities where the show has been relocated include Dallas; Houston; Cleveland; Washington, D.C.; Detroit; Nashville; Columbus, Ohio; and Glendale, Arizona.
The R&B singer was scheduled to perform for the grand opening of the new Fort Hood USO in Texas on March 19. The event has been postponed due to the coronavirus, according to the Associated Press. The opening of Fort Hood has been pushed back for later this summer, with the concert expected to be rescheduled later this year.
On March 9, Madonna became the latest artist to cancel shows due to the coronavirus. Madonna canceled her shows on March 10 and 11 in Paris. A statement published on Madonna’s website read: “Following official notification from the Office of the Police this morning prohibiting all events with an audience attendance of over 1000, Live Nation regrets to announce the final two Madame X performances previously re-scheduled to 10-March and 11-March are forced to be cancelled.”
Pearl Jam announced on the night of March 9 that they’d be postponing the first leg of the Gigaton tour due to the coronavirus.
Santana canceled their European tour on March 10. “It is with great disappointment that I have to inform our fans that we are canceling our upcoming Europe Tour,” Michael Vrionis, president of Universal Tone Management, said in a statement. “Many countries have made the decision to restrict public gatherings in excess of 1,000 people to curb the potential spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). While we deeply regret this unfortunate circumstance, the safety of our fans is the main priority for the Santana Organization.”
Zac Brown Band
On Tuesday, March 10, Zac Brown Band postponed their spring tour due to concerns related to the coronavirus. “This was an extremely difficult decision, but the well-being of our fans is always our top priority,” they wrote in an Instagram post.
The singer has postponed the European leg of her upcoming tour on Wednesday (March 12). Tickets remain valid and the tour will be rescheduled soon.
Bombay Bicycle Club
They had to reschedule their upcoming European tour due to the coronavirus. The band announced it on Instagram, saying “We were very much looking forward to the shows and we are working on rescheduling them for later this year.”
Disclosure was set to DJ at intimate venues in support of their new EP, but have postponed the dates.
Guns ‘N Roses
The legendary rockers have moved their upcoming date in Costa Rica due to the coronavirus.
The former Oasis singer had to postpone his shows in Abu Dhabi due to coronavirus.
The legendary riot grrls postponed their upcoming tour of the northwest. Since their benefit show in Olympia, Washington, was postponed, they asked that fans make a donation to support Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter.
They Might Be Giants
The veteran rock band has rescheduled shows in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. The shows were pushed to September and December, respectively.
The band announced they’re postponing their Australian tour dates in a tweet on Wednesday (March 10).
Veteran prog-rock outfit Yes said that they “regretfully are cancelling a handful of shows and will not be performing on this year’s “@cruisetotheedge,” they said in a tweet. Yes had headlined Cruise to the Edge for the past seven years. Bandmembers Steve Howe and Alan White addressed the issue with statements on the band’s website.
My Chemical Romance
Sooner than they would have liked, My Chemical Romance announced they’re postponing their upcoming tour of Japan. “The promoter of our Japan shows suggested that we postpone the shows in Japan for the safety of the public, and we are heeding that advice,” the band said. They also postponed their Australian and New Zealand tour dates.
While they were meant to do a big tour around Ireland and the UK, The Who have decided to postpone the March and April shows. The band, “haven’t reached this decision easily, but given the concerns about public gatherings, we couldn’t go ahead,” Pete Townshend said in a statement. “If one fan caught Coronavirus at a WHO concert, it would be one too many.”
The hometown reunion show for the Arizona-based duo has been postponed due to health concerns.
In an Instagram post, Jay Som announced that their upcoming European leg has been postponed.
Bob Weir and Wolf Bors announced on Twitter that they are rescheduling their tour for October.
Kiss and David Lee Roth
The last three dates of the current North American leg of Kiss’ End of the Road Tour with David Lee Roth has been postponed to October. In a Twitter post, Kiss also confirmed that the fall tour dates will go on as scheduled.
Wilco have postponed their shows in Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, Las Vegas and California. They were meant to take place in March and April.
Cher’s “Here We Go Again” tour, which was meant to kick off in Oklahoma City tonight (March 12), has been postponed to the fall.
“I’m heartbroken, but the health of my fans and my touring family comes first. The shows have been really special but, nothing is more important than everybody’s safety. I’m excited to see everyone when we’re back out on the road,” Cher said in a statement and shared more feelings about the situation on Twitter.
Circa Survive have postponed their March and April tour dates, the band announced on Twitter.
The former Heartbreakers guitarist his band, The Dirty Knobs, will postpone the release of their debut album, Wreckless Abandon, to Sept 18.
The country superstar postponed his All-American Road Show on Thursday (March 12).
The band’s March 12 show in Oregon has been postponed and the band is taking a day-by-day approach for their upcoming dates. The band have postponed all dates from April 16 through May 5 as well.
The Strokes postponed their date at the Forum on March 14 to May 29.
The alt-pop star has postponed her current tour, which just kicked off in Miami earlier this week.
The veteran band have canceled their Australian and New Zealand tour.
Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio
The two powerhouse punks are going to reschedule their spring tour.
The band has a new album out tomorrow, but their tour won’t be going on as planned.
Phil Elverum announced in a tweet that Mount Eerie is canceling all of their April shows.
Rage Against the Machine
Fans hoping to see Rage on their reunion tour will have to wait just a little bit longer. On Thursday night (March 12), the band announced they’d postponing the first leg of their reunion tour. It resumes at Boston Calling on May 23.
Mayhem and Abbath
Mayhem and Abbath have canceled their co-headlining tour with Gatecreeper and Idle Hands, which was meant to kick off today (March 13).
Brian Fallon has postponed the North American tour dates.
Thom Yorke is postponing the North American leg of the Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour.
Celine Dion will be rescheduling concerts from March 24 through April 27 due to coronavirus concerns.
The Offspring cancel their Brazilian tour dates.
Milky Chance postponed their North American March and April dates.
MGMT cancelled their March 17, 19, 21 and 23 shows in Mexico and March 26 show in Houston.
David Lee Roth
Diamond Dave has been on tour with KISS, but also has his own residency in Las Vegas. On Sunday (March 15) he postponed the upcoming dates at the House of Blues.
Elton John postponed the upcoming North American leg of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. The dates were supposed to start on March 26 in Indianapolis and conclude on May 2 in Detroit.
On March 16, Malkmus announced that he is postponing his March and April tour dates due to the spread of coronavirus.
Guns N’ Roses
The rockers postponed their upcoming South American tour due to coronavirus.
Their upcoming No Filter tour that was to hit the U.S. starting on May 8 in San Diego was postponed due to the pandemic.
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds
Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds are rescheduling their European and UK tour. It was meant to kick off on April 22 in Lisbon.
Sharon Van Etten
Sharon Van Etten has postponed her April tour dates and will be announcing the new ones “when it’s appropriate.” Tickets will be honored for the rescheduled dates.
The band postponed their upcoming South American tour with Greta Van Fleet from April to December.
Following the postponement of their debut LP, Jarvis Cocker’s new band has also pushed back their UK tour from May to November and will announce U.S. dates in the future.
Harry Styles has postponed the UK and European legs of his tour to 2021.
Dua Lipa has rescheduled the UK and European legs of her tour to January and February 2021.
Kurt Vile and Cate Le Bon
Kurt Vile and Cate Le Bon have announced that their sprint 2020 tour has been postponed till the summer. It will now kick off on Aug. 21 in Los Angeles.
Jeff Tweedy and company postponed their southeastern tour dates due to coronavirus.
They Might Be Giants
They Might Be Giants have postponed their spring tour to the fall due to coronavirus. You can find the new dates here.
The Who have postponed their Moving On! U.S. tour to fall. See their statement here.
Ringo Starr and his All Starr Band have postponed their spring 2020 North American tour to kick off in June. Find all the new dates here.