coronavirus tour cancellations: Parquet Courts, Dream Theater, Georgia Maq, 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.
Half Waif releases her new album, The Caretaker, next week and was supposed to celebrate with a NYC show at Brooklyn's Public Records. That show is obviously not happening now though bandleader Nandi Rose Plunkett did announce she'll be celebrating with a release-day livestream from her living room, details still TBA. She also shared on Twitter the unsurprising news that Half Waif's subsequent tour has been postponed:
M. Ward, whose new album Migration Stories is due April 3, has canceled all April and May North American dates. "We were amped to see you all and to play these shows but the right decision is to encourage everyone to practice social distancing to help see this virus pass as quickly as possible," says Ward. "Plans are still full force to release my new record in the coming weeks. THANK YOU to everyone who bought tickets to these shows, refunds will be granted at point of purchase. Wishing you all health and peace and hope to see you another time soon."
The Rolling Stones’ scheduled 2020 North American tour, which was scheduled to begin in San Diego in May and hit Vancouver, Minneapolis, Nashville, Austin, Buffalo, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Charlotte, Atlanta, and more, has been postponed.
Parquet Courts had a few shows with Public Practice this spring which have now been rescheduled: The 4/4 White Eagle Hall show now happens on July 13 and the 4/5 Ardmore Music Hall show will now happen on July 14. Those are right before their Midwest shows that were already announced around Pitchfork fest. For now, Parquet Courts' May/June shows with P.E. are still on. Meanwhile, Public Practice's 3/28 show at Brooklyn's Elsewhere Hall with Shopping and Automatic has been postponed, and the new dates is till TBA.
Camp Cope vocalist Georgia Maq has canceled her upcoming solo tour with Kelsey (aka Camp Cope bassist Kelly-Dawn Hellmrich). "hey turtle island (north america), we’re really sorry to have to announce this but all mine and kelly’s shows are now cancelled, it would be completely irresponsible of us to organise a gathering of people with the state of the world right now, y’all know why," says Georgia. "also sorry it took so long to announce, a lot of time and effort and money and EMAILS go into organising a tour, and it breaks my heart to see everyone struggle right now (except for the politicians, multi-millionaires and billionaires, bring back the guillotine, there’s more of us than there are of them and if we all get together and behead them and distribute the wealth, every single person on earth can get through this pandemic). refunds will be available at place of purchase. wash your hands and practice social distancing 💕 also please for the love of every single human on earth, and the planet itself.. stop eating meat."
Vagabon's spring tour has been postponed: "We are doing everything we can to reschedule and until then, you can hold onto your tickets until new dates are announced (they will be valid for the rescheduled dates) or refunds will be given at point of purchase if you can no longer make it. Stay safe everyone and looking forward to seeing you all very soon."
MURDER BY DEATH
Murder By Death's tour with Amigo the Devil was underway but now all remaining March shows are postponed and they "hope to know more about May shows soon."
Anna Calvi has postponed the March/April North American dates she was set to play before Coachella (which now happens in October).
PUNK ROCK BOWLING
Punk Rock Bowling has been postponed until fall 2020. Stay tuned for more updates.
All remaining dates on Dream Theater's 'Distance Over Time – Celebrating 20 Years of Scenes From a Memory Tour' are postponed.