tour news: Smashing Pumpkins, Glassjaw, H2O, Purity Ring, Ringo Starr, more
With measures trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus really ramping up — and many cities ordering bars, restaurants and clubs closed — tours/festivals through spring (and a few beyond) are being postponed/canceled left and right and some have now been rescheduled. Head here for more COVID-19 related news and check the Tour Dates category every day for more tour-related news.
NOS PRIMAVERA SOUND PORTO
Much like Primavera Sound, its slightly smaller Porto festival has been moved to later in the year, in this case September.
III POINTS FESTIVAL
Miami's III Points is moving from May 1 & 2 to October 16 & 17. Headliners The Strokes, Robyn and Wu-Tang Clan are still playing but Disclosure has dropped off and Rufus Du Sol is playing in their place. There are a few other changes as well, head here for the current lineup.
Smashing Pumpkins have rescheduled their North American headline tour to October:
Purity Ring's new album, Womb, is out Friday but their May/June tour is moving to the fall, new dates TBA.
Toronto's annual music festival NXNE was originally set to run June 12 - 21 but will now take place August 11 to 16. "Like most of you, our thoughts are currently focused on helping each other stay safe and we at NXNE salute all of those on the front lines, from emergency wards to grocery store checkouts, who work so hard for all of us," the NXNE statement reads. "Please be safe and accept our sincerest thanks for all that you do."
Modern English were to have celebrated their 40th anniversary this summer on tour where they would play their classic 1982 album After the Snow in full, but that's been postponed to the fall. “Modern English are sorry to say that the USA June/July ‘After the Snow’ tour has to be postponed due to the Coronavirus that is gripping the globe. We all need to take the utmost care of each other and especially support the medical staff and key workers who are striving to save us all. Please stay at home...The plan is to reconvene in September.”
Glassjaw have postponed their 20th anniversary tour dates where were to have been in May:
H2O's NYC-area shows this week have been moved to July:
Ringo Starr and his All-Star Band has moved their May/June tour to 2021. "This is very difficult for me,” said Ringo, “in 30 years I think I’ve only missed 2 or 3 gigs nevermind a whole tour. But this is how things are for all of us now, I have to stay in just like you have to stay in, and we all know it’s the peace and loving thing we do for each other. So we have moved the Spring tour to 2021. My fans know I love them, and I love to play for them and I can’t wait to see you all as soon as possible. In the meantime stay safe. Peace and Love to you all.” New dates are here.