Tour News: Primus, Sepultura, Echo & The Bunnymen, Made in America, ACL, more
With measures trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus, tours/festivals through spring (and into summer and the fall) are being postponed/cancelled 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.
PRIMUS A TRIBUTE TO KINGS TOUR
After postponing twice, Primus' A Tribute to Kings tour, where they'll perform Rush's 1977 album A Farewell to Kings in full, has been officially rescheduled to 2021. New dates are now set to begin June 9, 2021 in Houston, TX. Says frontman Les Claypool, "Third time is the charm...we've postponed this 'Tribute to Kings' tour twice now. Once, because we opted to help send Slayer on their way into retirement, and once because mother nature decided to slap us all into isolation with a nasty virus. This time, I will get to go out there and get my 'Geddy on.' I've got my Ricky shined up and have been practicing my Moog licks. 2020 has proven to be one nasty kick to the crotch on many levels. This nation is divided beyond anything I've ever seen; from who's wearing masks or not to who's treating folks with common dignity...or not. Let's hope 2021 will resolve us all into some form of unity. As far as touring, it will be nice to be back in the saddle again, see y'all next summer..."Geddy up!"
SEA.HEAR.NOW FESTIVAL RESCHEDULED TO 2021
Asbury Park festival, Sea.Hear.Now, has been officially rescheduled to September 18-19, 2021 after having been cancelled this year. Thus far, it's been confirmed that 2020 headliners, Pearl Jam and The Avett Brothers, are returning to play the 2021 edition of the festival; a handful of the original lineup's artists are returning as well. You can view the full lineup below. As they said in a post on their website, "Our mission to celebrate live music, art, and surf culture is stronger than ever and we can't wait to see you on the sand in 2021!"
MADE IN AMERICA CANCELLED
The 2020 edition of Jay-Z's Made in America festival has been cancelled, but, as they announced earlier this week, the festival will return on Labor Day Weekend 2021. Details regarding the lineup and any other changes pending.
ACL FEST CANCELED
The 2020 edition of Austin's ACL Festival has been canceled:
ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN
Post-punk greats Echo & the Bunnymen have added extra dates in Glasgow, London, and Manchester to their 2021 UK "40-year Anniversary tour." We hope they bring that to North America, too.
SEPULTURA, SACRED REICH, CROWBAR ANNOUNCE 2021 DATES
After postponing their tour with Sacred Reich, Crowbar, and ART OF SHOCK until 2021, Sepultura have announced the tour's new dates. Now, the tour will begin on March 6, 2021 in Sacramento, CA and will end on April 10, 2021 in Berkeley, CA. The new NYC show happens March 17 at Warsaw. All dates are here.
OHANA FESTIVAL POSTPONED TO 2021
Ohana Festival has been officially postponed until September 24-26, 2021:
While this decision was not taken lightly, the health and safety of every individual in attendance will always be our top priority. Our audience, artists, community, and crew are what makes Ohana a one of a kind went, especially in its idyllic setting. We must put safety first.
Despite being postponed, though, the 2020 lineup is carrying over to the 2021 dates. this lineup includes acts such as Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, Pearl Jam, The Pretenders, Eddie Vedder, Maggie Rogers, Broken Social Scene, Sharon Van Etten, Mac Demarco, Gang of Youths, and more.
GREEN DAY / FALL OUT BOY / WEEZER - HELLA MEGA TOUR
MEGADETH & LAMB OF GOD
Despite being cancelled for the 2020 summer season, Outside Lands has confirmed that they will be back at Golden Gate Park in 2021.
PSYCHO LAS VEGAS
After the festival's 2020 edition was cancelled due to the pandemic, Psycho Las Vegas has announced their return for 2021, as well as their lineup. Only three bands from the 2020 lineup will not be playing the fest next year, but the rest of the lineup is the same.
MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE
There wasn't much news about Riot Fest since they announced My Chemical Romance as their headliner back in January. Since then, however, the 2020 edition of the festival has been officially cancelled, but the 2021 edition is fully underway.