Coronavirus: Here’s Every Musician Who Has Canceled Tour Dates So Far [UPDATING]
Green Day, Pearl Jam, Billie Eilish, 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, Pearl Jam, Mariah Carey and Slipknot have all scrapped or postponed shows as COVID-19 continues to spread — and that doesn’t even include festivals 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:
Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett
The 2020 North American Stadium Tour that brings Motley Crue, Def Leopard, Poison, Joan Jett to one stage has been postponed to summer 2021.
Faith No More and Korn Tour
Faith No More and Korn’s tour with System Of a Down, Helmet, and Russian Circles have been canceled. Find out more info on how to receive your refund below.
Korn has moved their upcoming European tour to 2021.
The legendary grunge band has pushed their European tour dates to 2021.
The Decemberists were going to celebrate their 20th anniversary this year with a tour, but no more. The band announced on May 27 that the tour was pushed to 2021. The Fruit Bats will no longer be joining them on the tour.
The band was going to celebrate its 50th anniversary this summer but it got pushed to 2021. The tour brought former keyboardist and singer Michael McDonald back into the band. A statement announcing the postponement was shared on the band’s website on May 26.
Faith No More
Faith No More’s Los Angeles shows with Korn, System Of a Down, Helmet, and Russian Circles have been rescheduled to May 21 and May 22, 2021. Find out more information here.
The Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers have rescheduled their summer shows. New dates are to be determined
Cold War Kids
The veteran Southern California rockers have canceled their upcoming tour, they announced in a tweet on May 21.
The Weeknd has officially postponed his 2020 The After Hours Tour dates for the U.S., Canada and Europe to June 2021. Ticketholders will be honored. And if you can no longe rmake it, you’ll be able to get a refund.
Beck has canceled his UK and European 2020 tour dates. Find out more information about refunds below.
The Black Crowes
The Black Crowes have announced that the North American Shake Your Money Maker 30th Anniversary tour has been pushed to 2021.
Rascal Flats unfortunately need to cancel their farewell tour. You can find more information about how to get a refund here.
The Barenaked Ladies have moved their 2020 Last Summer on Earth North American Tour with the Gin Blossoms and Toad to the Wet Sprocket to 2021. Tickets for the 2020 shows will be honored for next year’s shows.
Stone Temple Pilots
The veteran rockers have canceled their summer tour with Nickelback.
The veteran rockers have canceled their Australian and New Zealand tour. On Tuesday (May 19), they postponed their summer U.S tour.
311 and Incubus
The ’90s rockers announced they’re canceling their upcoming summer tour.
While she was meant to hit the road in July, Reba McEntire has moved her arena tour to Summer 2021. Watch her announcement below.
After canceling their March dates in Japan, the band has now announced that they will canceling their 2020 summer tour and share 2021 dates in the near future.
The alt-pop star has postponed her current tour, which just kicked off in Miami this March.
New Order & Pet Shop Boys
The highly anticipated New Order and Pet Shop Boys North American Tour has been pushed to take place in September 2021. Ticketholders for the 2020 dates will be honored.
Coheed and Cambria
Coheed and Cambria have postponed this year’s fall cruises to kick off on October 2021.
Bob Dylan is set to release a new album on June 19, but this tour (which was to feature Nathaniel Rateliff & the Night Sweats as the opener) has been canceled. The news was announced on May 12.
Best Coast initially rescheduled their tour to September and October. However, the band has unfortunately decided to postpone these shows until the foreseeable future.
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New Power Generation, Prince’s former backing band, have announced U.S. fall tour dates after they canceled their spring tour.
Morissette announced the postponement of her summer tour with Garbage and Liz Phair until 2021.
The ex-Sonic Youth singer and bassist has canceled her upcoming tour.
Guided by Voices
The indie-rock outfit has pushed their upcoming tour due to coronavirus. They may have to reschedule further dates, they said in a tweet.
Kim Gordon has canceled her upcoming European tour due to increasing concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
Kesha has postponed her High Road Tour due to the global pandemic.
“I’m so sad to announce that I am unable to move forward with rescheduling my 2020 High Road Tour due to health and safety concerns,” Kesha said in a statement. “This is heartbreaking, but the safety of my fans & crew is my number 1 priority.”
The jam band legends have pushed their summer tour to 2o21. “Due to the ongoing pandemic, we sadly have made the difficult decision to reschedule Phish’s entire 2020 summer tour, now moving to the summer of 2021. We’ve been as excited as ever to play music for you all, and are so heartbroken to postpone these dates. The health and well-being of Phish fans, our touring crew, and the communities in which the band plays is our top concern,” the band said in a statement on their website.
The Avett Brothers
The Avett Brothers have rescheduled their Red Rocks 2020 shows in July. See more info below.
The Los Angeles-based punk veterans were going to celebrate their 40th anniversary in style. Now, they’ll celebrate their 41st anniversary instead.
Hayley Williams was set to launch her first solo tour in support of Petals for Armor, but has announced that she’s postponing all dates until 2021.
As of April 28, BTS have postponed their entire Map of the Soul tour, which was meant to kick off in April 25.
In early April, the Korean pop stars canceled their performances in Seoul. 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.”
Fans who were excited for the band’s eagerly-anticipated reunion will have to wait just a little bit longer. “Thank you for your patience. Regretfully, yet predictably, we have had to re-think many of our upcoming tour dates. We hope to be in a better position to gather and celebrate at a later date. Details on all USA dates follow below. A European tour update will follow soon,” the band said in a statement.
On April 24, the band postponed their UK and Ireland tour dates.
Hella Mega Tour
The big Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy tour that was set to hit stadiums this summer is no longer heading to Europe.
The North American 2020 dates for Elton John’s Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour have been postponed to 2021. “Elton promises to continue performing live for all his dedicated fans around the world again and thanks you for your endless support,” his Twitter account said.
Dead and Co.
The jam band legends announced that they were canceling their summer tour on April 21.
Bon Jovi has officially canceled their 2020 summer tour. See their statement below:
“Due to the ongoing global pandemic, it is no longer feasible for Bon Jovi to tour this summer. Given these difficult times, we have made the decision to cancel the tour entirely. This will enable ticketholders to get refunds to help pay their bills or buy groceries. These are trying times. You’ve always been there for us and we’ll always be there for you. We look forward to seeing everyone again on tour when we can all safely be together. We will continue to send out news and updates on Bon Jovi touring in the weeks and months to come.”
Phil Elverum has announced that the Mount Eerie shows that were meant to kick off on April will now be pushed to October 2020.
Taylor Swift has decided to cancel all Lover Fest shows for the year. She will be rescheduling U.S. and Brazil to take place in 2021. See more information below.
Against Me! and Baronees
Against Me! and Baroness’ May 2020 North American co-headline tour is canceled due to COVID-19. Ticket refunds for all dates can be obtained at the point of purchase. See Laura Jane Grace’s statement below:
“I hope that it’s apparent that this is absolutely not at all what any of us want, and if we had any real choice in the matter we would for sure be out on the road this May. But given the current worldwide situation, we have no other choice but to cancel this amazing tour that we have all been looking forward to since its conception. My definite hope is that this tour does still happen at some point in the future when able. Until then, everyone please stay safe, sane and healthy!”
The rockers announced they were canceling their May tour of Canada. “With the safety of our fans and crew in mind, our upcoming Canadian tour this May has been canceled. We are sad to miss these shows, and we hope to see you all soon. Refunds will be issued at the point of purchase. Please stay safe!” the band said in a statement.
The bands were slated to hit outdoor venues this summer, but those shows have been canceled. “Due to the uncertainties around COVID-19, our upcoming US and Canadian tour together has been canceled – tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. We were going to release these remixes we did for each other when the tour kicked off. We are heartbroken that we can’t be together this summer to play for you,” a statement read.
Thom Yorke/Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes
On April 15, Thom Yorke announced that his U.S. tour has been pushed until the fall. Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes live shows feature Thom, Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri performing songs from Thom’s solo and Atoms For Peace catalogs, including ANIMA album and Suspiria soundtrack.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
Modern English are rescheduling their 40th Anniversary North American tour. New dates will be announced in the near future.
“Modern English are sorry to say that the USA June/July ‘After the Snow’ tour has to be postponed due to the Coronavirus that is gripping the globe. We all need to take the utmost care of each other and especially support the medical staff and key workers who are striving to save us all. Please stay at home…The plan is to reconvene in September,” the band said in a statement.
Queen and Adam Lambert
The UK and European leg of their Rhapsody Tour has been postponed to late May. Go to Queen’s website to find out the new dates.
Justin Bieber is postponing his Changes tour and hopes to announce new rescheduled dates soon.
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. The band has since rescheduled their spring dates to kick off in August. You can find the new dates here.
Tool have postponed all their 2020 North American tour dates. Rescheduled shows will be announced at a future date.
Real Estate have canceled most of their tour but are in the process of trying to reschedule some shows. See their website for more information.
On April 6, Incubus announced they’re pushing their upcoming headlining May tour dates to coronavirus.
Shania Twain canceled her May and June Las Vegas residency dates.
Diet Cig have pushed their North American and UK tours to the fall. You can find the new show dates here.