Updates for March 13, 2020:
– The Birthday Massacre and JULIEN-K have postponed their tour and Ryan Shuck (of JULIEN-K) commented, “My friends, fans, and touring comrades: Many of you have read the succinct (and obviously heartbroken) post from The Birthday Massacre. Our tour has been postponed. We hope. We have had multiple RECENT cancellations on what WAS a very successful tour – there was no way to move forward after these developments. Unfortunately no matter how much we WANT and INTEND to tour through this ‘hyper-manic situation’ (no, I am not discounting the real virus that is hurting some people, I am referring to a media-driven melt down of the world economy) – Julien-K will not be able to tour w our friends The Birthday Massacre this Spring, and thus it’s financially & logistically impossible for us to play any other shows we have booked currently.”
– Alice Cooper has postponed his Spring 2020 headlining North American tour and is rescheduling all dates for Fall 2020. Details will be shared as soon as possible. A statement reads, “Due to the current concerns regarding COVID-19, the health and safety of our fans, local venue staffs, as well as the health and safety of our band and crew, is of utmost priority. Information regarding previously purchased tickets and VIP packages will be available soon at alicecooper.com. It is recommended that those who have tickets should retain them, as they may be valid for the re-scheduled shows. Let’s get through this together and resume rocking later in the year.”
– Korpiklaani has postponed their upcoming tour dates, but dropped another video for their hit song “Beer Beer.” The new lyric video called “Pivo Pivo” can be seen below. The group commented, “Today we release our Slovakian ‘Pivo Pivo’ from our dear friend Milan | Achsar. We had timed this for our upcoming shows in Slovakia, however due to the current situation, we have had to reschedule to September. For our UK shows we had to postpone, we ask for more patience.”
– The Dollyrots have postponed their Spring tour. The band shared the following words, “In the wave of the current health crisis, we’ve come to the difficult decision that moving forward with our Spring tour isn’t in the best interest of our fans, friends, and family. As much as we regret how this may affect the venues, support bands, and even our crew and bottom line, we feel that carrying on would be an irresponsible move. It’s not just a flu, it’s serious and highly contagious. And with the lack of widespread testing being offered by our government and healthcare system we also can’t confidently know what the true risk is for exposure.”
– Chilliwack & Streetheart’s Casino Rama Resort show has been postponed. The venue is working with the artist’s team to reschedule the performances and will share details as soon as possible. Ticket holders may hold onto their original concert tickets as they will be honoured for the rescheduled performance date or they may seek a refund.
– Canadian rocker Matthew Good has postponed his “Moving Walls Tour” and will be rescheduling all dates where previously purchased tickets will be honoured. Matthew Good notes, “There’s nothing more important than human life. Given the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been decided that it is best for all to postpone my Moving Walls tour. New dates will be announced as soon as possible. I’m being told that you should hold onto your tickets, as they will be honoured at the rescheduled shows. Your ticket seller will be in contact with further details.”
– The Night Flight Orchestra has postponed their European headlining tour featuring One Desire. A comment reads, “Hello all you Midnight Flyers! We’re all extremely sad to inform you that we have to cancel the remaining dates of the ‘Aeromantic Experience Tour,’ at least the part on the European continent. Due to circumstances beyond our control (i.e. the Coronavirus and the various restricitions that it’s brought upon us), we simply can’t continue. Although we tried until the very end. Thank you so much to all of you who came out to see us, who danced your asses off and shared the euphoria. We love you. The remaining dates will be rescheduled, and hopefully we’ll even get to revisit a few places again.
On a positive note, we’ve already booked studio time, and we’ll enter the studio as soon as we get home. Even though we’re currently prevented from touring, we’ll make sure we’ll come to you in some way or form – not only sound wise but also visually. No one can tell how long this whole situation will go on, but we promise that we’ll keep bringing The Aeromantic Experience to you, no matter what happens.“
Updates for March 12, 2020:
– Billie Eilish’s “Where Do We Go” North American shows have been postponed until further notice with tickets to be honoured for the rescheduled dates. Eilish commented, “I’m so sad to do this but we need to postpone these dates to keep everyone safe. we’ll let you know when they can be rescheduled. please keep yourselves healthy. i love you.”
– STYX has postponed their scheduled March concerts due to health concerns of their fans, crew and family. The shows are being rescheduled and will be announced in the coming weeks.
– The remainder of the Letterkenny Live! 2020 Tour has been postponed. A press release reads, “Due to the rapidly-evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, it is with great sadness that we have collectively made the decision to postpone the remaining North American dates of the “Letterkenny Live!” 2020 Tour, beginning with Buffalo, NY tonight. The health and well-being of the fans and everyone involved with the tour is top of mind, and as such, we feel that exercising extreme caution is the best decision for the safety of all. Rescheduled tour dates will be confirmed and announced soon. Tickets for the postponed shows will be honored on the new dates.”
– Including tonight’s show in Calgary, Alberta, the rest of The Glorious Sons’ popular “A War On Everything Tour” has been postponed. At this time, all dates will be rescheduled so fans are advised to hang on to their tickets as new dates will be posted in the coming weeks.
New York band Jim Andralis & the Syntonics, set to release their 11-song (10 originals and 1 Lori McKenna cover) album, My Beautiful Enemy, on March 27, 2020, have cancelled their release show with special guest Bridget Everett. It was to be held at Joe’s Pub in NYC on March 28th.
– Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons were scheduled to perform at Casino Rama Resort on March 21st and 22nd, but the shows have now been postponed. The venue shared the following:
“Casino Rama Resort regrets to announce that the Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons concerts scheduled for Saturday, March 21(8PM) & Sunday, March 22 (5PM) have been postponed. Mr. Valli has been advised not to travel given current travel advisories. The casino is working with the artist’s team to reschedule the much-anticipated performance and will provide details on the rescheduled date as soon as possible. The casino and the artist apologize for any inconvenience this postponement may cause and Mr. Valli looks forward to performing at Casino Rama Resort at a later date.”
– Montreal-based event promoter, evenko has issued the following statement regarding the COVID-19 situation:
“evenko has taken note of the measures put in place by the government of Quebec to suspend the events of more than 250 people for a period of 30 days. The company understands and respects the government’s decision to take the necessary steps to control the risk of the virus spreading. Specific information for each event will be communicated as soon as possible. In the meantime, ticket holders are invited to keep their tickets for future events.”
– In a post shared via Facebook, Canadian heavy metal icon Devin Townsend has confirmed a postponement to his upcoming tour. The post reads:
“It is with immense disappointment that I have been put in the position to announce the postponement of the remaining dates on my Empath Vol. 1 North American Tour due to Corona Virus. With the travel ban In effect from Europe and the consequent chaos that has brought to travel plans, as well as the increasing social unrest, combined with the fact that half of this crew is either European or from the UK, it put us in a tenuous position. Several of the dates have been cancelled by the state, and I suspect many more to come. This is a postponement, not a cancellation. And your support has been tremendous thus far. The best it’s been in North America. Thank you and immense apologies to those who were looking forward to it. Also, apologies to our fantastic crew and incredible band for the loss of income. Thank you for your patience and sorry for the short notice. This came up overnight in a chaotic flurry of new information.”
– The 2020 JUNO Awards have just been cancelled. A joint statement regarding JUNO Week 2020 reads:
“Through our collaborative discussions and with input and guidance and the full support of our trusted partners, including the Province of Saskatchewan, the City of Saskatoon, Tourism Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Health Authority and Saskatchewan Ministry of Health, it is with an incredibly heavy heart that we collectively confirm the cancellation of the 49th Annual JUNO Awards and JUNO Week activities in Saskatoon due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.
We are devastated to cancel this national celebration of music, but at this time of global uncertainty, the health, safety and well-being of all Canadians must stand at the forefront of any decisions that impact our communities. We know this is the right decision based on the information we currently have and are continuing to receive. The situation surrounding COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly and we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.
We salute and appreciate all the 2020 nominees. CARAS will continue to explore options to coordinate an alternative way to honour this year’s JUNO Award winners and Special Award Recipients and support the creators and participants that so greatly benefit from the work done by CARAS and the JUNOS.”
– The Progressive metalcore band After The Burial (Sumerian Records) have cut shot their current EU/UK tour with Make Them Suffer, Polar, and Spiritbox due to Coronavirs concerns.
The group commented, “Due to the foreseen travel ban, we’ve been forced to cancel the remaining dates of our European tour with Make Them Suffer, Polar, and Spiritbox. It’s a horrible situation, and we wish it wasn’t the case, but unfortunately it has come down to this and we have to air on the safe side. We offer our apologies to all the fans that didn’t get to catch us on this tour, and we hope it won’t be too long until we can return.”
– Greg Dulli has cancelled his UK/European tour. The artist commented, “Due to the recently announced travel ban we must sadly cancel our March/April European dates. We sincerely apologize and are already working on rescheduling our European tour for later this year. Refunds will be available at point of purchase. We remain hopeful that the North American tour will proceed as planned beginning in Minneapolis on April 24th. We’ll continue to monitor the situation as it develops. Stay safe everyone.”