With measures trying to stop the spread of the coronavirus, tours/festivals through spring (and into summer and the fall) 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.
COHEED & CAMBRIA CRUISE RESCHEDULED FOR 2021
Coheed And Cambria have announced that their 'S.S. Neverender' Cruise (ft. Taking Back Sunday, Thrice, Power Trip, and others) has been postponed until October 2021. The cruise, which is set to travel from Miami, FL to Nassau Bahamas, was meant to happen this October (from the 26th-30th). The band released the following statement on their decision to postpone:
"Due to continuing concerns around the world today, Sixthman is moving all fall cruises, including SS Neverender to Oct 2021. We plan to keep the lineup the same (tho some minor conflicts are bound to happen). All passengers who keep their reservations will be offered free beverage packages. No payments needed until reannouncement, and new payment plans will be offered if needed. We apologize for any inconveniences, but this just gives us more time to make this the best damn vacation you ever had!"
In better news, the band is releasing two brand new tracks—"Death Rattle" b/w "Crazy For You" including the official visualizer for "Death Rattle"— tomorrow at 10 AM ET.
ANDREW BIRD, CALEXICO, IRON & WINE
Andrew Bird's Great Summer Stroll tour ft. Calexico and Iron & Wine (which was meant to happen this summer) is rescheduled for June 2021. As Bird says, "all existing tickets will be honored with the exception of Kingston, Buffalo, and Toronto, which have been cancelled."
Official dates will be released within the next coming weeks, with their set at Red Rocks (in Morrison, CO) on June 23 being the only confirmed date thus far.
The National's summer 2020 tour dates have been officially postponed until 2021, details TBA. They have said all tickets will be honored at the new dates or refunded.
As the band said in their Facebook post about the cancellation, "Please stay safe and we'll see you next summer."
MO POP CANCELED
The Detroit, MI-based music festival, Mo Pop, has announced that it is unfortunately not taking place this year. This year's lineup included Khalid, The 1975, Kaytranada, Purity Ring, Doja Cat, Phoebe Bridgers, Orville Peck, and many more and was meant to take place on July 25 & 26.
As noted in their official announcement,
"For seven straight years, we've come together for a festival of joy and good times, to celebrate good music and a taste of the amazing character of this city. Not being able to bring it to you for year eight breaks our hearts, but it is the right thing to do."
For any Mo Pop 2020 pass holders who purchased their passes through the fest's official ticket provider, said passes can either be transferred to 2021 or fully refunded. More details are at the fest's website.
KISS KRUISE RESCHEDULED FOR 2021
The monumental Kiss Kruise X was meant to set sail this October but has unfortunately been cancelled, pushing it back, instead, to October 2021. (This will extend their farewell a little too.) This year's cruise was going to feature two sets from KISS — one acoustic and one electric — plus Queensryche, Ratt, and Chris Jerico's band Fozzy.
On the cruise's website, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley shared video messages about the decision. As Stanley said:
"We kind of saw this coming, but we were hoping things would change but they haven't. Even if we wanted to do a Kiss Kruise this year, it would probably be canceled because there are so many restrictions being put in place that you wouldn't get the cruise you wanted anyway."
More information will be available on specifics in the next coming weeks.
Boston band Vundabar tentatively announced a set of dates for their rescheduled North American tour today, aiming for a start date in November. As the band stated via their Instagram,
"We realize it’s an odd time to know when live music will return, and while we’d love for these dates to happen, if they get pushed again, we ask you to think of your ticket as transferable (which it will be) to the future date, essentially a deposit on seeing Vundabar once it’s safe to."
Additionally, you can purchase tickets here.
NEW ORDER & PET SHOP BOYS
The co-headlining tour featuring New Order and Pet Shop Boys that was initially set to begin this September has been rescheduled for 2021.
UK synth-pop masters, Heaven 17, have announced that their first-ever North American tour (which was set to begin this month) has been officially resecheduled for 2021, kicking off on January 23rd.
Bob Dylan's anticipated summer North American tour (with support from Nathaniel Rateliff) has been cancelled.
HOLLYWOOD BOWL 2020 SEASON CANCELED
For the first time since the legendary venue's opening, Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl will not be opening for its 2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Check out a gallery of The National at Forest Hills Stadium: