coronavirus tour cancellations: House of Love, Stereolab, Waking Windows, 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.
HOUSE OF LOVE
UK alt-rock/indie vets House of Love, known for such singles as "Shine On," "Christine," and "I Don't Know Why I Love You," were gearing up for their first North American tour in nearly 30 years. Those May dates have now been postponed. "With heavy hearts, we regret to inform you we will have to postpone the tour to a time where it will be safe for all to attend," wrote frontman Guy Chadwick. "We appreciate all efforts to make this tour a reality and hope to continue on with the plan when the virus is contained." He also shared an acoustic version of HoL song "Hope":
I'm sure that this news will come as no surprise but due to circumstances beyond our control, relating to COVID-19, we regret to inform you that our May 2020 US tour has been postponed until further notice.
Hang on to your tickets, as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates that we are currently working on. The rescheduled tour will be announced via local promoters, Stereolab mailing list as soon as we have the dates in place.
Refunds will be available for anyone who cannot make the new show date/s - please contact the venue or your point of ticket sales for questions regarding your tickets.
Please stay safe during these bleak times,
The 2020 edition of Winooski, VT's Waking Windows festival, which was to have happened May 1-3, has been canceled, but next year's festival has been announced, happening May 7-9, 2021:
Juana Molina has postponed her spring 2020 tour which was scheduled to start April 21 in Washington, DC. New dates will happen this summer, specifics to be announced.
CRUEL WORLD FEST
Best Coast postponed the remainder of their spring tour last week and have now announced rescheduled dates which will happen this fall, though a couple of shows (Toronto and Carrboro) have been canceled.