coronavirus tour cancellations: Growlers, Blood Orange, Psychedelic Furs, Angel Olsen, more
With measures trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus really ramping up — and many cities ordering bars, restaurants and clubs closed — tours through spring (and a few beyond) are being postponed/canceled left and right. Head here for more COVID-19 related news and check the Tour Dates category every day for more tour-related news.
Dev Hynes is postponing the remainder of his upcoming USA/Canada shows, which included a stop at NYC's Radio City Music Hall, and is promising refunds at the point of purchase, with rescheduled dates coming soon. "Given the influx of rapidly changing information every day due to COVID-19, I felt it best to move towards the side of safety."
THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS
The Psychedelic Furs are postponing their North American spring dates, which was behind their first album in nearly three decades, Made of Rain. "It is with deep regret and disappointment we do this, as we were very much looking forward to seeing you all and sharing new songs with you live."
Bonnaroo has been postponed to September.
THE GROWLERS (CALIFORNIA SHOWS)
The Growlers were set to embark on a brief tour of California dates this month, but they've announced these shows are now rescheduled to December, and that their upcoming Salt Lake City and Reno dates have been cancelled. Before those newly rescheduled dates, the band will return to California for their Thanksgiving run in Orange County this November.
Basia Bulat is rescheduling her North American spring tour which was set to begin April 1 in Madison, WI:
"The April All Mirrors tour through the south is being postponed," writes Angel. "Rescheduled dates are forthcoming. All tickets purchased will be honored for future dates. And we may add some shows as well. As soon as the dates are rescheduled you will know. Please be safe, stay home, and stay healthy."
Tool previously said they would “monitor the evolving situation with Coronavirus” and take “a day-to-day approach” with regards to the status of their North American tour, but they’ve now announced the postponement of all of their April dates, as well as a few in May.
Andy Shauf has rescheduled his spring tour for the fall. New dates are here:
BEASTIE BOYS STORY THEATRICAL RUN
The theatrical run of the Spike Jonze-directed Beastie Boys Story film has been postponed, TBA. You can still watch it via Apple TV+ on April 2.
NEW ORLEANS JAZZ & HERITAGE FEST
The 2020 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival was scheduled to take place from April 23-May 3, and included performers The Who, Dead & Company, Stevie Nicks, Lizzo, Foo Fighters, and many others. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the festival has been postponed, with an announcement saying it will “now take place in the fall;” exact dates are to be announced soon.
SHAKY KNEES FESTIVAL
Meanwhile, Atlanta's Shaky Knees Festival has been rescheduled to October.
No surprise but Sleaford Mods' West Coast spring tour around Coachella has been postponed, but they've rescheduled some of the dates around their trip this fall:
The Zombies' upcoming US and Canadian dates have been postponed:
BOTTLE ROCK NAPA VALLEY
BottleRock Napa, which was set to happen May 22-24, will now happen in October 2-4
KING GIZZARD & THE LIZARD WIZARD
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard were scheduled to kick off a North American spring tour next month, which included a Brooklyn show at Kings Theatre, but the band is postponing the tour due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.