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A Run Down Of All The Tours Currently Postponed or Canceled Due to Coronavirus

As the recent outbreak of the coronavirus disease continues to spread, it is putting more people’s lives at risk. Due to how contagious the disease is, many people are being advised to stay home unless they absolutely have to go out, with cities like San Francisco being mandated to “shelter in place.”

Due to the many concerns, it has been advised to avoid large gatherings and to practice social distancing. And in light of this, many tours have been postponed to help keep artists and fans safe during this tumultuous time.

While the cancellations and postponements of these shows is disappointing, it is important for music fans to stick together and be safe during this difficult time so we can get back to enjoying live music as soon as possible. In the mean time, check out this list of tours that are currently affected by the coronavirus pangemic.

1. Guns and Roses – South American Tour

2.Elton John – Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour

3.Foo Fighters – Van Tour 2020

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Foo Fighters are postponing dates on the upcoming Van Tour 2020. . For a listing of postponed and new dates, see below. Information on the May dates will be forthcoming. . FOO FIGHTERS VAN TOUR 2020 RESCHEDULED SHOWS . Previously scheduled for 4/12/2020 NEW DATE 12/5/2020 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena . Previously scheduled for 4/14/2020 NEW DATE 12/3/2020 Albuquerque, NM Santa Ana Star Center . Previously schedule for 4/16/2020 NEW DATE 12/1/2020 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena . Previously scheduled for 4/18/2020 RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena . Previously scheduled for 4/20/2020 RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena . Links to dates in bio. #FF25

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4. Marina – Cancelled April Tour Dates

5.Alanis Morissette -Tour Dates Rescheduled

6.Alice Cooper – North American Tour

7.Billie Eilish – WHERE DO WE GO Tour

8.Celine Dion – Courage World Tour

9.Third Eye Blind- Screamer Tour

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Regarding our Screamer pt 2 Tour:

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10.David Archuleta – Ok, All Right Tour 2020

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First and foremost, I hope you and your loved ones are all safe amidst the pandemic going on, along with the precautions that are being made. You are all like family to me and so your health and safety are amongst the top priorities for me. I have been so excited to get back on the road since the holiday tour ended. However, after much thought, my team and I have had to make this extremely tough decision to postpone my "OK, All Right" tour this spring. 😞 This is not a cancellation and your tickets will still be valid on (upcoming) rescheduled dates. If for whatever reason you're unable to make it to your city’s rescheduled date please check with your ticket outlet where you made purchases. I'm super bummed to share this news with you 😭 and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause for anyone!! You guys are amazing and while I share your disappointment, I appreciate your understanding and I promise to see you on the road soon!! David

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11.Chris Stapleton – All American Road Show

12.Blake Shelton – Friends and Heroes Tour

13.Reba McEntire – Postpones tour to July

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See the full list of new dates at Reba.com

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14.Tones and I – European Tour Dates Cancelled

15. Michael Bublé -USA Arena Shows Postponed

16.Kenny Chesney – Chillaxification Tour postponed

17.Cher – Here We Go Again Tour

18.Dan + Shay – The (Arena) Tour

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swipe for rescheduled dates. 💔

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19. Tove Lo – Postponed European Tour Dates

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While this will not come as a surprise it still makes me very sad to say we’ve made the hard but clearly necessary decision after tonight in London to postpone the remaining dates on my March European tour due to the continued escalation of the corona virus across Europe and government mandates banning large scale events. I have been looking toward to these shows for so long, but it has become unsafe and impossible for all of us to continue as planned 😔 All dates save for Cologne will be reschedule for September with @millieturner supporting. All tickets purchased for the March shows will be honored. If you cannot attend the new shows, or have a ticket to Cologne, refunds will be offered at your point of purchase. Cologne, I’m so sorry and I will make it up to you soon, hope to see some of you in Hamburg or Berlin 😘🇩🇪 . As sad as this makes me to have to postpone, this is bigger than all of us and everyones’ health and safety must come first. Take care of yourselves and each other and i’ll see you on the dance floor soon ❤️

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20.Pearl Jam – North American Tour 2020

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As residents of the city of Seattle, we’ve been hit hard and have witnessed firsthand how quickly these disastrous situations can escalate. Our kids’ schools have closed along with universities and businesses. It’s been brutal and it’s gonna get worse before it gets better. So we are being told that being part of large gatherings is high on the list of things to avoid as this global health crisis is now beginning to affect all of our lives. Unfortunately, communing in large groups is a huge part of what we do as a band and the tour we’ve been busy planning for months is now in jeopardy… We have and will always keep the safety and well-being of our supporters as top priority. So it is with deep frustration and regret that we are forced to make this most unfortunate of announcements… This scheduled first leg of our PJ/Gigaton tour will need to be postponed and shows rescheduled for a later date. We’ve worked hard with all our management and business associates to find other solutions or options but the levels of risk to our audience and their communities is simply too high for our comfort level. Add to that we also have a unique group of passionate fans who travel far and wide. We’ve always been humbled by this and respect their energies and devotion. However in this case, travel is something to avoid. It certainly hasn’t helped that there’s been no clear messages from our government regarding people’s safety and our ability to go to work. Having no examples of our national health department’s ability to get ahead of this, we have no reason to believe that it will be under control in the coming weeks ahead. Again, here in Seattle what we are witnessing we would not wish for anyone. What we do wish for the rest of the country is that they can avoid the harsh negative effects of this and retain their sense of community and take care of one another. Just as we look forward to our next concerts and the ability to gather together and play loud songs as energized as ever. We are so sorry… And deeply upset.. If anyone out there feels the same based on this news, we share that emotion with you. – Ed & Pearl Jam

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21. The Who – Uk/Ireland Tour Postponed

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After serious consideration, it is with much regret that THE WHO have postponed their UK tour, due to start next Monday March 16th in Manchester at the Manchester Arena and finishing at Wembley SSE Arena on April 8th. The fans' safety is paramount and given the developing Coronavirus situation, the band felt that they had no option but to postpone the shows. The dates will be rescheduled for later in the year. All tickets will be honoured. Singer Roger Daltrey assures fans that the shows will "definitely happen and it may be the last time we do a tour of this type, so keep those tickets, as the shows will be fantastic.” Pete Townshend said the band, ”haven't reached this decision easily, but given the concerns about public gatherings, we couldn’t go ahead.” He added that “if one fan caught Coronavirus at a WHO concert it would be one too many.” Unfortunately, THE WHO will also be unable to appear at the Royal Albert Hall on March 28th as part of the annual Teenage Cancer Trust shows, but intend to reschedule that show also, with more news to follow. March 16 – Manchester Arena March 18 – Dublin 3 Arena March 21 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena March 23 – Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena March 25 – Leeds First Direct Arena March 28 – London Royal Albert Hall (Teenage Cancer Trust) March 30 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena April 1 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena April 3 – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena April 6 – Liverpool M&S Bank Arena April 8 – London SSE Wembley Arena

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22. Pentatonix – European Tour Dates Postponed

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23. Zac Brown Band – The Owl Tour

24.Louis Tomlinson – European Dates Postponed

25.Green Day – Asia Tour Dates Postponed

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