tour news: Elton John, System of a Down, Greg Dulli, Sparta, Louder Than Life, more
With measures trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus, tours/festivals through spring (and into summer) are being postponed/canceled left and right. Many have now been rescheduled, too. Head here for more COVID-19 related news and check the Tour Dates category every day for more tour-related news.
SYSTEM OF A DOWN / FAITH NO MORE / KORN / etc
Those big System of a Down, Korn, Faith No More, Helmet, and Russian Circles shows in LA have been postponed. SOAD writes:
Our upcoming Banc Of California Stadium shows on May 22 & 23 are proactively being rescheduled out of an abundance of caution for our fans, crew, and venue staff.
As soon as we have the new dates finalized, we will inform everyone, and all the tickets will be honored accordingly. For further ticket information, visit livenation.com/ticketrelief or your point of purchase.
To our amazing fans, thank you for understanding.
GREG DULLI (AFGHAN WHIGS)
Afghan Whigs leader Greg Dulli has announced rescheduled North American tour dates, which will now kick off, hopefully, on September 13 in Minneapolis at 7th St Entry. Sadly the Denver date has been canceled, as has the NYC show at Webster Hall (though Greg says a new date/venue is coming soon). All announced dates are here.
Sparta, the band led by At the Drive In's Jim Ward, just released their new album, Trust the River, but you're going to have to wait till next year to see them live, as they've just postponed dates till 2021. Details still to come. Meanwhile, you can also read about what Ward's been doing during lockdown.
"It is with deep regret that Elton John must postpone the remainder of his upcoming North American 2020 dates on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour from May 22 through July 8." He'd already postponed a bunch. Here's the full statement:
We’ve been eagerly anticipating the reunited Bright Eyes‘ first tour since 2011, which was to kick off in May and continue through the summer and fall. Of course, the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has cancelled or postponed all live music events for now into the foreseeable future, and that includes Bright Eyes’ upcoming dates, too.
HOMETOWN RISING, LOUDER THAN LIFE, AND BOURBON & BEYOND FESTIVALS (CANCELED)
Festival organizers Danny Wimmer Presents has canceled the 2020 editions of Hometown Rising, Louder Than Life and Bourbon & Beyond all of which were to be held in Louisville, KY. DWP festivals Sonic Temple, Epicenter and Welcome to Rockville had all already been canceled. Official statement:
LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL FESTIVAL (CANCELED)
THE 2020 edition of the Life is Beautiful has been canceled.