With stores running out of essentials (like toilet paper, hand soap, canned food, and even Top Ramen), sporting events being canceled, bars and clubs being ordered to close, and many counties asking their residents to stay home until potentially April 7th, it’s no surprise that major concert tours have pulled the plug so far in 2020, during the spread of COVID-19 around the world. Yes, even Baby Shark Live has been axed.
Today, Dave Grohl posted a light-hearted but poignant message via Foo Fighters’ social media accounts:
Foo Fighters celebrate their 25th anniversary this year, with a planned Van Tour that will now be postponed until “…the SECOND we are given the go ahead…”. Many other touring acts have done the same, out of safety for the public.
Here is a list of canceled concert events and tours so far, via Vulture:
Postponed until May 2nd.
Cirque de Soleil
Postponed until July.
The brothers have canceled their entire April Las Vegas residency.
Third Eye Blind
Rescheduled their Screamer Part 2 Tour for May 31–July 26.
Baby Shark Live
Performances have been postponed.
Rage Against the Machine
On hold until Summer
Live Nation Entertainment and AEG Presents Tours
Billie Eilish, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, Cher, Kiss, Post Malone, Tool, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Chris Stapleton. The schedules will be reevaluated in April, hoping to resume this summer.
Programming beyond April 1 remains on the schedule, pending the reopening.
Brooklyn Academy of Music
Green Day canceled Singapore, Bangkok, Manila, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Osaka, and Tokyo. The band has not announced plans for the next leg of their tour, which takes them through parts of Europe dealing with the outbreak.
Postponed until July.
The Met Opera
Hole’s Courtney Love and Melissa Auf der Maur
Zac Brown Band
Rescheduled a concert in Hawaii for November.
The Grand Ole Opry
Go wash your hands, and stay safe folks!
Hi, this is Dave.
Remember me? The guy who wouldn’t even postpone a show when my goddamn leg was falling off?
Well… playing a gig with a sock full of broken bones is one thing, but playing a show when YOUR health and safety is in jeopardy is another…
We fuckin’ love you guys. So let’s do this right and rain check shit. The album done, and it’s fuckin’ killer. The lights and stage are in the trucks, ready to go. The SECOND we are given the go ahead, we’ll come tear shit up like we always do. Promise.
Now go wash our hands.