The Seattle and San Francisco stops on the 2020 Decibel Tour -- which was to feature Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper and Idle Hands -- had already been canceled due to the coronavirus, but now the whole the tour has been scrapped, one day before it was set to begin in Denver. Here's the statement from Decibel:
In an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous states and cities on the Decibel Magazine Tour routing have announced bans on gatherings in excess of 250 or 500 people (with many more expected to do the same in the coming days). As a result, we have been forced to cancel the Decibel Magazine Tour. Though it pains us to see so many plans disrupted as a result, we must remain committed to ensuring the safety of the bands, their crew, venue staff and, of course, the fans during this time.
Decibel notes for "ticket refunds, please inquire at point of purchase." All canceled dates are in the poster below.
Decibel's entire Philly festival is cancelled as well:
In an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, Philadelphia has announced a city-wide ban on gatherings in excess of 1,000 people, which unfortunately means we have been forced to postpone Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly on April 3-4 at the Fillmore.
Though it pains us to see so many plans disrupted as a result, we must remain committed to ensuring the safety of the bands, the breweries, the staff and, of course, the fans during this time. We will share the rescheduled festival date information as soon as we have it. Purchased tickets will be honored. Thank you for your understanding and support. More soon.