Coronavirus: every cancelled gig, festival and tour – and how to get your ticket refund

Poppy, The Who, Chelsea Wolfe and Machinehead are some of the artists who've pulled or postponed upcoming gigs due to Covid-19 concerns

In the wake of the cancellation of SXSW and postponement of Coachella, an increasing number of artists are exercising caution to contain the spread of coronavirus by cancelling or delaying gigs.

When it comes to getting your money back for shows that have been cancelled or postponed, Citizen’s Advice Bureau state that if the ticket was bought from an official ticket seller and not a secondary site “you can get a refund if the organiser cancels, moves or reschedules the event.”

It is likely that you’ll only get the face value of the ticket back however and not any booking fees or postage costs. Contact your ticket seller for full details of how to get a refund.

Here’s a definitive list of all the artists that have pulled imminent shows because of Covid-19.

[NB. All information is correct at the time of publishing.]

What are the latest updates?

  • Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band tour delayed
  • The Who’s North American tour postponed
  • Primavera Sound Festival has been postponed
  • Brian Fallon’s world tour rescheduled
  • Roger Waters’ ‘This Is Not A Drill’ tour postponed
  • BTS’ North American ‘Map Of The Soul’ tour postponed
  • All Points East 2020 cancelled
  • Governors Ball 2020 cancelled
  • Isle of Wight and Download Festival 2020 cancelled
  • Glastonbury 2020 cancelled
  • BST Hyde Park have given an update on their 2020 edition
  • Sharon Van Etten has postponed her spring tour dates for now
  • Craig David has postponed his UK arena tour to April 2021
  • Parkway Drive have rescheduled their UK and European tour to later in 2020
  • Creeper reschedule their UK tour for August 2020



The grime hero was one of the first acts to postpone their shows as coronavirus took hold, with dates across Asia set to be rescheduled. Stormzy is due to tour New Zealand, Australia and North American in May and June – he is yet to announce whether those dates will go ahead as scheduled.


The Korean superstars were due to kick off their Map Of The Soul world tour with four shows in Seoul on April 11, 12, 18, and 19. Those dates have now been cancelled, while the North American leg of the tour – which was scheduled to begin in Santa Clara, CA on April 25 – has also been postponed.

Green Day

Green Day postponed their planned Asia tour, which was due to visit the likes of Singapore, Thailand, Taipei, Hong Kong, South Korea, and more in March. “We know it sucks, as we were looking forward to seeing you all, but hold on to your tickets we’ll be announcing the new dates very soon,” they announced on social media.

Foo Fighters

Foo Fighters were set to head out on their 25th anniversary van tour in April, but they will now postpone the shows until May.

“Hi, this is Dave. Remember me? The guy who wouldn’t even postpone a show when my goddamn leg was falling off?,” wrote frontman Dave Grohl. “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.

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Foo Fighters are postponing dates on the upcoming Van Tour 2020. . For a listing of postponed and new dates, see below. Information on the May dates will be forthcoming. . FOO FIGHTERS VAN TOUR 2020 RESCHEDULED SHOWS . Previously scheduled for 4/12/2020 NEW DATE 12/5/2020 Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena . Previously scheduled for 4/14/2020 NEW DATE 12/3/2020 Albuquerque, NM Santa Ana Star Center . Previously schedule for 4/16/2020 NEW DATE 12/1/2020 Oklahoma City, OK Chesapeake Energy Arena . Previously scheduled for 4/18/2020 RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED Wichita, KS INTRUST Bank Arena . Previously scheduled for 4/20/2020 RESCHEDULED DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED Knoxville, TN Thompson-Boling Arena . Links to dates in bio. #FF25

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“We fuckin’ love you guys. So let’s do this right and rain check shit. The album is 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.”

Grohl added: “Now go wash your hands. Dave.”

The National

The National have cancelled their Japanese dates, which were due to take place in Tokyo on March 17 and 18. “We look forward to returning in the future and performing for our friends in Japan,” they wrote on Twitter, adding that refunds would be available from the point of purchase.


Slipknot were due to bring their Knotfest event to Tokyo for two dates between March 20 and 29 as part of their Asia tour, but have had to pull all their shows on the continent “in light of global health concerns”.

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds will now postpone their European tour until later this year.


The Doncaster rock star has cancelled his Asia tour, which was due to begin in South Korea on March 14. In a video message to fans, he promised he was “going to gettwin a out there” as soon as he could.


Madge’s injury-plagued Madame X shows were brought to a close early, with her final dates in Paris wiped out after the French government put a ban on public gatherings of more than 1000 people.


Blossoms have postponed the rest of their UK tour – which included three nights at London’s O2 Forum and a massive homecoming show at Manchester Arena – until August 2020.

“Hiya. Obviously we were all gutted to have to postpone the rest of our March dates,” the band said in a post on Facebook. “These shows have now been rescheduled for August. Keep hold of your tickets as they’ll remain valid for the new dates. We cant wait to see you all then.”

Hiya. Obviously we were all gutted to have to postpone the rest of our March dates. These shows have now been…

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Pearl Jam

Grunge icons Pearl Jam have postponed their North American Gigaton tour, which was due to begin on March 18 in Toronto. The shows will be rescheduled at a later date. “As residents of the city of Seattle, we’ve been hit hard and have witnessed firsthand how quickly these disastrous situations can escalate,” frontman Eddie Vedder noted in a statement.


US singer Poppy has postponed the UK and European leg of her ‘I DISAGREE’ tour. The dates were due to begin on March 12 in Manchester.

Bombay Bicycle Club

The recently reunited indie heroes have scrapped their EU tour, but have told fans they were “working on rescheduling them for later this year”.

My Chemical Romance

The band’s first reunions shows in Japan has been postponed. MCR were due to appear at Download and Dirty Honey festivals in the country at the end of March. In a statement, they said they were “working on rescheduling shows and will try to announce those soon”. The band have since also cancelled their shows in Australia and New Zealand.

Bikini Kill

The reunited riot grrrl group have postponed their upcoming shows in the US and Canada following the coronavirus outbreak. “We take the health and safety of our supporters, crew and opening bands very seriously, and given the situation in Seattle as well as the lack of information about the actual infection rate of the surrounding areas, it doesn’t make sense for us to go forward with any of the shows in the region,” they said in a statement.


After Donald Trump announced a ban on travel from Europe to the US, Torres was left having to cancel the remainder of her European tour and find the funds to get back home before the ban came in before March 13.

The Who

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After serious consideration, it is with much regret that THE WHO have postponed their UK tour, due to start next Monday March 16th in Manchester at the Manchester Arena and finishing at Wembley SSE Arena on April 8th. The fans' safety is paramount and given the developing Coronavirus situation, the band felt that they had no option but to postpone the shows. The dates will be rescheduled for later in the year. All tickets will be honoured. Singer Roger Daltrey assures fans that the shows will "definitely happen and it may be the last time we do a tour of this type, so keep those tickets, as the shows will be fantastic.” Pete Townshend said the band, ”haven't reached this decision easily, but given the concerns about public gatherings, we couldn’t go ahead.” He added that “if one fan caught Coronavirus at a WHO concert it would be one too many.” Unfortunately, THE WHO will also be unable to appear at the Royal Albert Hall on March 28th as part of the annual Teenage Cancer Trust shows, but intend to reschedule that show also, with more news to follow. March 16 – Manchester Arena March 18 – Dublin 3 Arena March 21 – Newcastle Metro Radio Arena March 23 – Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena March 25 – Leeds First Direct Arena March 28 – London Royal Albert Hall (Teenage Cancer Trust) March 30 – Cardiff Motorpoint Arena April 1 – Birmingham Resorts World Arena April 3 – Nottingham Motorpoint Arena April 6 – Liverpool M&S Bank Arena April 8 – London SSE Wembley Arena

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The legendary rock band have postponed their UK tour, which was due to begin on March 16 in Manchester and included a show at London’s Royal Albert Hall in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust.

Check out the rescheduled dates in full below.

MARCH 2021
5 – 3 Arena, Dublin
8 – M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool
10 – SSE Hydro, Glasgow
12 – Utilita Arena, Newcastle
17 – Resorts World Arena, Birmingham
22 – SSE Arena, Wembley
24 – Motorpoint Arena, Nottingham
27 – Motorpoint Arena, Cardiff
29 – Manchester Arena, Manchester

Singer Roger Daltrey said: “It may be the last time we do a tour of this type, so keep those tickets, as the shows will be fantastic.”

The band have since also postponed the North American leg of their ‘Moving On!’ tour until autumn 2020.

Craig David

Craig David has rescheduled his ‘Hold That Thought’ UK arena tour to April 2021. The R&B star, whose debut album ‘Born To Do It’ turns 20 this year, shared the news on social media.

“UK Arena tour re-scheduled. Very happy to announce the re-scheduled dates for my Hold That Thought UK Arena Tour. Can’t wait to see you all in April 2021 for which all tickets remain valid. Please stay safe and look after each other.”

UK Arena tour re-scheduled 🇬🇧 Very happy to announce the re-scheduled dates for my Hold That Thought UK Arena Tour 🙌🏾🎶…

Posted by Craig David on Thursday, March 19, 2020

Avril Lavigne

Lavigne has cancelled her Europe and and UK tour, scheduled for March and April following the US government’s travel ban. “My main concern continues to be your health and safety and I want to come back and rock out with you at another time when everyone can enjoy the shows without worry,” she wrote on Instagram.

All Live Nation-promoted tours

Promoters Live Nation are reportedly set to postpone all tours they are working on in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. These include shows by the likes of Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Tool and will affect Live Nation’s shows in the US and internationally. The ban reportedly applies to the remainder of March, with the decision set to be reviewed at the start of April.


The Lawrence brothers were set to embark on a DJ tour of the UK, Europe, and the US, kicking off in London on March 13. They’ve now cancelled those dates, promising to “reschedule all of these club sets when we can play them properly”.


The alt-rock legends were in the middle of an Australian tour but have now pulled their remaining shows in Brisbane, Sydney and Perth. “This was an extremely difficult decision but the well-being of our fans is always our top priority,” they said in a statement.

They Might Be Giants


The US group were due to kick off a series of east coast US gigs on March 13, but have announced the dates will now take place in September and December. Gigs at the end of April and May remain as scheduled at present.

Adam Green

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Driving to Cleveland I had a bunch of calls w my booking agent and my family, and it looks like the tour is cancelled and we have to return home to nyc— We’re now on the road in the middle of a pandemic, and one of the things that's going to help us get through this is to stop gathering in crowds. I’d been pushing myself to do the rest of this tour, but I realize it can't be at the risk of making things worse. Sorry to everyone who had bought tickets and was looking forward to us coming to your town. I will try to reschedule as much of this as possible once the world is healthier. I’d like to thank Nation of Language for coming out on tour with us – I was so happy we got to do Boston, Montreal, and Toronto together. We wish we could keep going, but Coronavirus has left us with no choice but to do what feels right.

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The former Moldy Peaches musician has been forced to cancel his US dates, three shows into the tour. “We wish we could keep going, but coronavirus has left us with no choice but to do what feels right,” he wrote on Instagram.

Carlos Santana

The UK and European leg of Santana’s Miraculous 2020 World Tour has been cancelled, with the president of his management company saying they “deeply regret this unfortunate circumstance”. The musician’s North American tour is currently set to begin in June.


The ‘Born Slippy’ duo have postponed their shows in Norway and Denmark and are “working with promoters to reschedule the dates at the earliest safe opportunity”. There’s no word at present whether their first North American shows since 2015 will go ahead as planned in May.

Iggy Pop

The punk legend was booked to perform in France but is now rescheduling most of the dates. Ticketholders for gigs in Montpellier and Besançon will be refunded.

Action Bronson

The rapper has rescheduled his North American tour, but has promised that “everything will be rescheduled for when things normalise”. “I’ll be training for when that day comes and when it does you’re going to see the best version of Bronson ever,” he said on Twitter.

Chelsea Wolfe

The singer-songwriter’s European dates have also been hit by the new travel restrictions between the continent and the US. “We stuck it out until became unviable to keep pushing the tour forward,” she told her Instagram followers.

Jay Som

The LA musician has confirmed her European tour has been postponed after the new travel ba was imposed by Trump. “Tickets will be refunded at point of sale and I hope to return later this year,” she said in a statement.


The Colombian musician and Madonna collaborator has cancelled the remaining dates on the European leg of his 11:11 World Tour 2020. “I am sad, but I will see you all soon and I hope that you understand as I do it for the safety of you all,” he told fans.


The duo comprised of Hudson Mohawke and Lunice have rescheduled their upcoming dates until July. “‘Will they ever play live?’ ‘Is Kanye their scorpion king?’ Find out this summer!” they wrote on Twitter.


British punks Creeper have postponed their UK tour until August 2020.

“Due to the escalating Coronavirus Pandemic we have rescheduled the tour for August. As you know our primary concern has and will always be the safety of our community. All tickets for April will be valid for the new dates. If you’re unable to attend you’ll be able to get a refund at your point of purchase. Be safe, look after each other and we’ll see you in August.”


The Jeff Tweedy-fronted band have postponed their March and April dates in Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, Las Vegas, and California.

Blood Orange

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TOUR POSTPONED : It is with an extremely heavy heart that I will be postponing the rest of my USA/Canada tour dates. My priority here is for everyone to always feel safe at my shows, and given the influx of rapidly changing information every day due to COVID-19, I felt it best to move towards the side of safety.  Refunds are available at the point of purchase and I am currently looking into trying to reschedule dates for those of you that would like to hold on to tickets. Stay tuned for when that may be. Thank you to my incredible band and crew for putting the work in to actualize my dreams, and to @Teishi for opening these first two dates we got to play in Atlanta.  Apologies again, stay safe and sensible, hope to see you all soon x List of postponed dates below : 3/13 – CHICAGO, IL – THE VIC THEATRE ❌ 3/14 – DETROIT, MI – SAINT ANDREW’S HALL❌ 3/16 – TORONTO, ON, CA – QUEEN ELIZABETH THEATRE❌ 3/18 – WASHINGTON, DC – LINCOLN THEATRE❌ 3/19 – BOSTON, MA – ROYALE❌ 3/20 – NEW YORK, NY – RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL❌

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Dev Hynes will no longer be touring North America in March. “My priority here is for everyone to always feel safe at my shows, and given the influx of rapidly changing information every day due to COVID-19, I felt it best to move towards the side of safety,” he wrote on Instagram.

Pussy Riot

The Russian punk outfit were scheduled to begin their latest North American tour on March 12, but announced on the day the dates would be rescheduled.

Post Animal

All of Post Animal’s remaining US tour dates, bar Chicago and Madison, have been cancelled. “We hope that you all will take care of yourselves and others,” they wrote on Twitter.


K-pop group ATEEZ’s planned European tour, including a stop at London’s SSE Wembley Arena, has been pulled after promoters MyMusicTaste “researched and exhausted all options and preventative measures”. The dates are set to be rescheduled soon.


Pledis Entertainment’s Seventeen have cancelled their ‘Ode To You’ world tour due to the coronavirus outbreak. The tour began with the North American leg in January but the subsequent dates in Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, and Europe were axed soon after cases of the disease began to rise.

Machine Head

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MACHINE HEAD TO POSTPONE EUROPEAN TOUR. It is with heavy heart that we must announce the postponement of our upcoming EU/UK tour in support of the 25th anniversary of Burn My Eyes. As residents of the Bay Area, we’ve been hit hard and have witnessed firsthand what has been going on. Public gatherings of more than 1000 have been banned in San Jose, and events in downtown San Francisco including major concerts and conferences have been shut down. We have been watching the situation overseas on a daily basis, in contact with all promoters, and local governments for the status of our concerts there. As of a week ago, we had 6 concert cancelled until the 2nd week of April, due the banning of public gathering over 1,000 people (or in some cases 100 people). Even at that point, we still held out hope that things would be contained, and that the public gathering ordinances would be lifted by the time our tour started. As of today, we now have 14 shows cancelled until the first week of April, with 7 of them cancelled indefinitely. And it appears as of an hour ago, another 3 have been cancelled. Of paramount importance to us is the heath and safety of the Head Cases. We’ve worked hard with all our management, booking agents, and business associates to find other solutions or options, but the levels of risk to our audience and their communities is simply too high for our comfort level. In addition to that, we also have a unique group of extraordinarily passionate fans who travel from all over the continent to watch our shows. We are eternally humbled by the dedication and devotion of the Head Cases, however in this case, travel is something not recommended. So it is with deep frustration and regret that we are forced to make this announcements. The Burn My Eyes 25th anniversary tour is to be postponed and shows rescheduled for a later date, hopefully in the Fall, but possibly later. We look forward to our next concerts with you all, and the ability to publicly gather together and play raging heavy metal for you and vent all of our collective frustration, as a result of this insane moment in history, out in the circle pit. Be safe. – Robb and Machine Head

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Machine Head were due to bring their ‘Burn My Eyes’ 25th anniversary tour to the UK and Europe in March, but postponed the tour til “a later date, hopefully in the fall but possibly later” after having several shows cancelled before they made the decision.


Rapper Smino has confirmed his European tour has been postponed because of the crisis. “We still will honour the ticket later this year for the tour,” he told those who had already purchased tickets for the dates.

Tove Lo

The Swedish pop star has been forced to postpone her European tour and cancel her Cologne date completely. “I have been looking forward to these shows for so long, but it has become unsafe and impossible for all of us to continue as planned,” she told her Twitter followers.

New Order

Bernard Sumner and co were quick to respond to the coronavirus outbreak, putting their Japanese shows “on hold”. “We would also hate to risk our fans’ health or the risk of spreading the virus on our return,” they said on Instagram. “We promise we will be back as soon as we can.”

Liverpool Sound City

Originally due to take place in May 1-3, Liverpool sound City organisers have now decided to postpone the event until September.

“This was a difficult decision for us to make, but we will be postponing Sound City 2020 to September 25th, 26th & 27th,” a post on the festival’s official Instagram page read. “The health and safety of our guests, staff and community is the most important thing for us to safeguard. We really do appreciate your support at this time. All tickets are still valid so we will see you in September for the party!! Please head to the link in the bio for our full statement.”

X Ambassadors

New York State’s X Ambassadors were due to play in China in February, but pulled out of the dates as the country’s situation got worse. “Hopefully we can come to China for a new tour as soon as we possibly can,” they wrote on Twitter. They later had to cancel European shows too.

Mariah Carey

The pop diva cancelled a scheduled performance in Hawaii at the beginning of March, rescheduling the date for November.

Wolf Parade

Canadians Wolf Parade scrapped their European and UK tour to promote new album ‘Thin Mind’, calling it “globally irresponsible and potentially risky” to continue touring.

Set It Off

Florida rockers Set It Off pulled out of a support tour with Jimmy Eat World and have cancelled their March headline tour of Asia.


The hair metallers were due to tour Japan in March but has now been “unavoidably postponed” because of coronavirus. The band are planning to reschedule the dates.


Khalid’s Asia tour has also joined the ranks of tours no longer viable because of the outbreak. The star was due to visit Singapore, Manila, Jakarta, and more.

Justin Bieber

Bieber’s summer tour has yet to be fully cancelled, but it has been downgraded from stadiums to arenas, with slow tickets sales blamed on coronavirus concerns.


Ciara was scheduled to perform at the re-opening of the Fort Hood USO in Texas on March 19 but the event has now been postponed to later this year.

Zac Brown Band

Atlanta country rock group Zac Brown Band have axed their spring tour, saying it was “an extremely difficult decision, but the well-being of our fans is always our top priority”.

Guns N’ Roses

Costa Rican fans of GN’R will have to wait until later in the year to catch the band perform – their planned show has been “postponed due to direction from the government”.

Liam Gallagher

As well as being a headliner at the now-cancelled Snowbombing Festival, Liam has also seen his shows in Abu Dhabi face the chop.


After headlining Cruise On The Edge for seven years, Yes will not headline the event in 2020. The date is including a handful of cancelled shows from the prog-rock group.

The Format

The Arizonan band were due to reunite in New York, Chicago, and Phoenix in March, but have been forced to move the shows to July in a bid to keep fans safe.

Kiss and David Lee Roth

Kiss and David Lee Roth are just coming to the end of their joint tour, but fans due to attend the final three shows of the run will have to wait a little longer to see them. Shows in Tulsa, Biloxi, and Lafayette will now take place in October.


“I’m heartbroken, but the health of my fans and my touring family comes first,” Cher said in a statement after her ‘Here We Go Again’ tour was pushed back to autumn.

Circa Survive

Circa Survive told their fans they were “crushed” to share the news the first leg of their Blue Sky Noise tour was cancelled. Currently the second leg, due to begin on May 9, is “still on the books” but the band are “closely monitoring the situation”.

Chris Stapleton

The country star’s All-American Road Show was due to begin on March 12, but is now in the process of being rescheduled.

Dan + Shay

Grammy-winning country duo Dan + Shay have postponed their arena tour midway through, saying they “want the shows to be memorable and not experienced with fear”. The new dates will begin in July.


Tool have yet to postpone their whole tour, saying they would be “taking a day-to-day approach”. However, March 12’s Oregon and March 16’s Utah shows have been postponed.

The Strokes

New York’s finest were scheduled to perform at LA’s The Forum on March 14 but, as the band announced on Instagram, the show will now take place on May 29.

Billie Eilish

Billie Eilish’s New York shows were already cancelled out by the state’s decision to ban gatherings of over 500 people, and hours later the pop star confirmed all of her dates in March would be postponed.

On March 16, Eilish announced that all of her remaining tour dates were being rescheduled. “Following last week’s announcement and in light of the ongoing CDC restrictions and guidelines, all of Billie’s remaining ‘WHERE DO WE GO’ North American tour dates are actively being rescheduled & will be announced soon,” a statement said.


Following My Chemical Romance dropping out of Download Australia, the festival was cancelled along with Deftones’ own tour of Australia and New Zealand. “We understand the growing global situation and concern, and support whatever decisions need to be made, but we are committed to rescheduling our shows for alter in the year,” they said in a statement.

Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio

The two punk groups were set to tour together this spring but have now postponed their joint trek. “There is no place we would rather be than playing shows, however, it is reasonable to believe that large gatherings contribute to the spread of the virus,” they explained to fans.


The US group had planned to hit the road in support of their new album ‘Healer’, out March 13, but have now cancelled their plans. “We will do everything we can to reschedule these dates and are excited to see you on the road soon,” they said.

Mount Eerie

Phil Elverum has confirmed Mount Eerie’s April tour has been cancelled because of the pandemic. Elverum is trying to reschedule the tour for autumn and told fans to “stay sane and alone”.

Stray Kids

The Korean boy band have cancelled their planned European leg of their ‘District 9: Unlock’ world tour. Shows in Japan have also been cancelled, while dates in Manila and Singapore are postponed.

Parkway Drive

Parkway Drive have postponed their UK and European tour until later in the year. The tour was originally scheduled to start April 1 in Hamburg, Germany at Sporthalle Hamburg, but the band have now decided to postpone the tour until November and December.

“Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic we are postponing the Viva The Underdogs European Revolution until Nov /Dec 2020,” the Byron Bay metalcore dons said in a statement. “Health is the most valuable thing in life and we need to ensure that the wellbeing of everyone is not at stake at any of our shows.”

Due to the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic we are postponing the Viva The Underdogs European Revolution until NOV / DEC…

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Glass Animals

Glass Animals are currently on the road in the US and have confirmed that their San Francisco, Seattle, and Portland shows on March 12, 14, and 15 have been cancelled.


K-pop girl group Everglow have had their LA show at the Fonda cancelled. Their show at Jersey City’s White Eagle Hall will go ahead on March 13, but attendees will be required to apply hand sanitiser before entering the venue and are encouraged to wear face masks.

Papa Roach

Papa Roach have confirmed that their shows in Paris, Tilburg, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, and Copenhagen have been cancelled by local authorities. “We are working with our team to reschedule these cities, but at the moment, nothing can be confirmed as the information is changing daily,” they told fans.


Texan a capella group Pentatonix have postponed their UK and Europe tour, with new dates in the works. Currently, their Californian dates in July are unaffected.


Mabel’s Milan show in February as cases in the country rose. “So sad to have to write this, but safety is the absolute priority here!” she told fans when breaking the news.


Foals were due to visit Japan in March, but decided to postpone the dates until later in the year after the coronavirus crisis reached the country.

Sam Fender

Sam Fender’s Zurich show was postponed after the Swiss government-imposed ban on gatherings of over 1000 people. The gig will now take place in September.

In March, Fender announced the postponement of his entire UK tour, including two major shows at London’s Alexandra Palace.

Tickets sold at point of purchase can be used for rescheduled dates. These dates are being emailed to fans after confirmation.


The K-pop group’s first world tour was scheduled to begin in March, with shows planned in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. It and the girl group’s new album have now been postponed “due to unforeseen circumstances around the globe”.


Sløtface have announced they are rescheduling their upcoming UK and European tour, noting Norwegian citizens have “been urged by the government to not travel abroad”.

Rage Against The Machine

RATM have confirmed the postponement of all of their upcoming North American headline tour dates between March 26 and May 20 — which they were due to take Run The Jewels on as support — “due to the current outbreak and ban on public gatherings”. The dates are set to be rescheduled.

The Jesus And Mary Chain

The Jesus and Mary Chain UK & European tour (March / April) has to be postponed because of the various restrictions that…

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The Jesus and Mary Chain’s upcoming UK and European tour has been postponed due to the crisis, with the band saying that they’re “trying to reschedule and will announce more on that asap”.


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We are very sorry to announce that we are no longer able to move forward with our South American and US tours planned in March & April. With the postponement of both Lollapalooza and Coachella, we have considered all options to perform our own shows in these cities & still reach our fans, but with local advisories & restrictions in response to COVID-19, it is just not possible. Bans on some international travel have made it impossible for some members of our band & crew to travel to these countries. With these things so constantly changing, we cannot risk not being able to be at home to support and look after the more vulnerable members of our communities and families. With these tours no longer being possible, we have absorbed a huge financial loss, and it has left us in a very challenging position, but we will be around to fight another day. For this, we feel very fortunate. Our thoughts go out to everyone else who have found themselves in the position of lost work & income over the next few months, including all the hard-working touring crew and artists across the live industry. Also, our thoughts are with the venues, the independent companies, cafes, restaurants, record stores – the list is endless. We encourage everyone to support each other, so we can weather this storm. With regards to the Mexico tour, this is being assessed on a daily basis. If there is any way we can do shows, safely & responsibly, we always will. Individual festivals and shows will have specifics on any rescheduled or cancelled dates and information on refunds and tickets. Huge love and respect goes out to all the support and medical staff in our NHS and emergency services all around the world. And to all the people on the front line in controlling and dealing directly with this unprecedented situation we have found ourselves in. See you on the other side brothers and sisters. Joe, Lee, Mark, Dev, Jon, Lucy and Marko xxx

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IDLES have postponed their upcoming show in Southampton on March 19, rescheduling it for June 3, and cancelled US and South American dates through March and April.

“This is due to our responsibility as citizens, event organisers and fathers,” the band said in a statement. “We do not want to help the spread of the COVID-19 virus, OBVIOUSLY. This situation is unfounded in our time and to act hastily or irresponsibly now could have very serious repercussions on the mothers of our children or children. That is something we do not fuck with.

“Thank FUCK for the NHS and those glorious fucking nurses and doctors,” they added.

“With these tours no longer being possible, we have absorbed a huge financial loss, and it has left us in a very challenging position, but we will be around to fight another day,” they added when announcing the cancellation of the American dates.

“For this, we feel very fortunate. Our thoughts go out to everyone else who have found themselves in the position of lost work & income over the next few months, including all the hard-working touring crew and artists across the live industry.

“Also, our thoughts are with the venues, the independent companies, cafes, restaurants, record stores – the list is endless. We encourage everyone to support each other, so we can weather this storm. With regards to the Mexico tour, this is being assessed on a daily basis. If there is any way we can do shows, safely & responsibly, we always will.”

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“We hate having to write this,” Easy Life said on Instagram, announcing that their first European tour as a band is being postponed. They’re still set to play forthcoming shows in Edinburgh (Liquid Room, March 24) and London (Roundhouse, March 26) though.

The Murder Capital

The Dublin punks began their first US tour in Brooklyn on March 12, but are calling the rest of the run – which was set to feature shows at SXSW – off for now. “This was not in any way an easy decision to come to, but the safety of our fans and crew always comes first,” they wrote on Twitter.

Twin Atlantic

Another tour off is Scottish rockers Twin Atlantic‘s current UK run. It’s postponed from tonight (March 13) in Cardiff moving forwards.

Thom Yorke

“Due to restrictions put in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19, we regret that the North American leg of the Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour is postponed,” Thom Yorke wrote on Twitter.

The tour was set to kick off in Fairfax, Virginia on March 28.

Code Orange

Pittsburgh hardcore band Code Orange have revealed that they’re unable to perform their hometown show this weekend (March 14) as usual.

“In the wake of the chaos that is consuming our world,” the band write, “it brings us no joy to announce that on a day we’ve been working towards for the past two plus years, we have to relay some bad news.”

Rather than rescheduling until a later date, the band revealed they have taken matters into their own hands, and will play the show – which is set to feature new production they say they are “extremely proud of” – behind closed doors, with a live stream available on Twitch for fans to tune in.


The San Francisco-based metallers have postponed their 10th anniversary tour across North America, set to kick off next week and run for six weeks.

Alice Cooper

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From Alice Cooper: We are regretfully postponing our Spring 2020 headline North American tour from March 31 through April 22. The tour is being rescheduled for Fall 2020 and the new schedule will be announced as soon as possible. Due to the current concerns regarding COVID-19, the health and safety of our fans, local venue staffs, as well as the health and safety of our band and crew, is of utmost priority. Information regarding previously purchased tickets and VIP packages will be available soon at; it is recommended that those who have tickets should retain them, as they may be valid for the re-scheduled shows. Let's get through this together and resume rocking later in the year. 📷- @cerealkyler . . . . #AliceCooper #Announcement

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Alice Cooper’s tour is also off, set to take place between March 31 and April 22 in North America.

Lamb Of God

Lamb Of God were meant to head out on a UK/European tour with Power Trip and more in support. The gigs will be rescheduled.

Jonas Brothers

The reunited boy band have cancelled their upcoming Las Vegas residency after a state of emergency was declared in Nevada. The run of shows was due to take place over April 1-18 but will no longer go ahead. Refunds are available from the original point of purchase.


Mogwai have cancelled their performance at Vive Latino on Sunday (March 15) “due to the current international travel risks associated with Covid-19”. The band have apologised to fans who were looking forward to seeing them at the festival, while Stuart Braithwaite has called it “disappointing though inevitable news”.


Adding to the ever-growing list of cancellations, Caribou has postponed all his upcoming shows in North America, the UK and Europe, set for March and April. The run was set to include a London date at Brixton Academy.

Elvis Costello

“It is with great regret that we are announcing the postponement of the 3 remaining shows of the #justtrustuk2020 tour in Oxford Cardiff & Birmingham,” Costello announced on Twitter.

“We are disappointed not to be bringing our show to you but trust you will agree that this is for the best.”

Jon Hopkins

Jon Hopkins will no longer be playing at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday, but has assured fans that he is “working hard to reschedule a date for later in the year.”

James Blake

James Blake has been forced to cancel his scheduled European tour. He said it was a “horrible decision” but stressed the importance of prioritising crew safety.

The Rolling Stones

Rock legends The Rolling Stones say they are “hugely disappointed” to announce the postponement of the North American leg of their ‘No Filter’ tour.

They added that promoters AEG Presents / Concerts West advise ticket-holders to keep their original tickets until further notice and await updates.

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard

King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard have postponed their 2020 North American tour which was due to run from April to May.

“Playing music for y’all means so much to us so we’ll be rescheduling as many shows as we possibly can,” they wrote in a message on March 18. “Hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new dates, otherwise the venues will be offering refunds. We’ll keep you posted.”

The Melbourne psych rock band are due to tour Europe and the UK from June till August.

Sharon Van Etten

“Everyone’s safety and well-being is always our #1 concern, especially during this sensitive time.” Sharon Van Etten wrote in a post announcing the postponement of her spring tour dates. Rescheduled dates will be announced “when it’s appropriate”.

Yves Tumor

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Yves Tumor’s North American tour dates were set to begin on April 2 in San Francisco. According to an Instagram post, dates are working on being rescheduled for later in the year.

Laura Marling

Laura Marling says she’s “sure it comes as no surprise” that she’s postponing her upcoming UK and European shows, which were set to take place in May and include three nights of shows across London.

Roger Waters

The former Pink Floyd man has postponed his ‘This Is Not A Drill’ tour until 2021. “The bad news is; I’ve had to postpone my tour until next year. Bummer, but if it saves one life, it’s worth it,” he said in a statement.

Brian Fallon 

Brian Fallon has rescheduled his world tour, with the UK leg now due to kick off in January 2021, followed a series of shows across Europe. His North American tour, meanwhile, will now take place in July 2020.

Ringo Starr

The Beatle’s All Starr Band tour has been pushed back until 2021. This is very difficult for me,” Starr said in a statement. “In 30 years I think I’ve only missed two or three gigs, never mind 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.”


Cancelled or postponed

Governors Ball

New York City festival Governors Ball has cancelled its 2020 edition, which was due to run from June 5 to 7. Ticketholders can request a refund or transfer their tickets to the 2021 event.


“We are so sorry to announce this, but we are going to have to cancel Glastonbury 2020,” Michael and Emily Eavis said in a statement, also announcing that tickets bought for this year’s will roll over to the 2021 festival.

Isle of Wight and Download Festivals.

Both events, which were set to take place over the second weekend of June, have now been axed. Ticket-holders will be able to cancel or transfer their tickets to next year’s event.

Ultra Music Festival

The Miami bash was the first festival to be affected by coronavirus, with performances by the likes of Flume, Sofi Tukker, and Major Lazer scrapped. The festival has been postponed, with it potentially not returning until 2021.


The annual Austin festival was pulled over concerns about coronavirus a week before it was due to start. The cancellation has left many bands and artists affected, with showcases being organised to try and help reduce the impact on acts as much as possible.

Tallinn Music Week

The international new music festival and conference was due to take place in March but has now been rescheduled to August in the hopes the coronavirus outbreak will be under control by summer.


The double weekender desert festival was due to take place in April, but has now been moved to October. Travis Scott, Rage Against The Machine and Frank Ocean are still listed as headliners on the festival’s website.


The Austrian festival was forced to cancel after the government placed a restriction on outdoor events above 500 people and indoor events above 100. Headliner Liam Gallagher said he was “gutted to have to cancel”.


Legs of the country music festival in London, Glasgow and Dublin have been postponed over the coronavirus crisis. Organisers have promised news on rescheduled dates “in the coming days”.

Melted Music Fest

The Columbus, Ohio event was due to see performances from the likes of Thee Oh Sees, Protomartyr and Twin Peaks, but has now been cancelled. Organisers are hoping to reschedule it.

Lollapalooza Argentina, Chile and Brazil

The Argentinian, Chilean and Brazilian legs of Perry Farrell’s global festival will now take place in the second half of the year, due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Guns N’ Roses, Travis Scott and The Strokes will still headline, while the rest of the line-ups will be confirmed soon. The Argentinian and Chilean editions will be held between November 27-29 with the Brazilian bash to follow on December 4-6.

Tomorrowland Winter

The EDM festival was due to take over the Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski in France from March 14 to 21, with the likes of Afrojack and Steve Aoki on the bill. The festival is now cancelled with ticketholders offered refunds and discounts on tickets for future editions.

Treefort Music Fest

The five-day festival was scheduled to bring the likes of Chromatics, Japanese Breakfast, and Omar Apollo to Boise, Idaho on March 25-29, but has now been postponed to September.

Big Ears Festival

The line-up for the Tennessee event boasted artists including Kim Gordon, Thundercat, and Damo Suzuki, but will not go ahead in 2020. Ticketholders can get a full refund or turn their purchase into a tax-deductible donation.


Coachella’s sister festival was meant to bring some of the biggest names in country music to Indio, California at the end of April. Like Coachella, though, it has now been rescheduled to October.

Days Of Summer Cruise Fest

Setting sail from Miami on June 28 and travelling on to the Bahamas, this cruise festival would have seen stars like Post Malone, Lil Nas X and Cardi B taking to the seas. The next chance to step on board the festival boat will come in July 2021.

Download Australia

Following My Chemical Romance cancelling their headline set at Download Australia, festival organisers released a statement confirming the whole festival is off. “Given that this announcement has come barely 7 days prior to Download Australia, we will not be able to secure an alternative headliner,” they wrote.

Radio 1’s Big Weekend

Radio 1 have announced that, after “careful consideration”, their 2020 edition, set to be held in Dundee in May, is cancelled.

Harry StylesDua Lipa and Biffy Clyro were among the acts set to play the event, due to be held at Dundee’s Camperdown Park from Friday 22 – Sunday 24 May.

J. Cole’s Dreamville

Also postponed is J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival, which was scheduled for April 4 in Raleigh, North Carolina. It will now take place on August 29.

“While this decision has been extremely difficult to make, the safety of our fans, artists, and staff is always our top priority, and nothing will ever take precedence over your well-being,” festival organisers wrote.

Something In The Water 

The Pharrell Williams-run Something In The Water festival in Virgina Beach will no longer go ahead on April 24-26. Missy Elliot, Janelle Monáe, Migos and Travis Scott were all scheduled to play. Tickets will be honoured for next year’s festival. “Please use this time to keep building, creating and progressing,” Williams told fans.

The Great Escape

“We’ve not taken this decision lightly,” the new music weekender in Brighton said, cancelling their 2020 edition and announcing dates for next year. “Taking into account that we are only a few weeks out from the event, and the current status of things, this was the best decision for fans, artists, staff and the community.”

Slam Dunk

Announcing that their festival – held over two legs Leeds and Hertfordshire – will be moving to early September in a statement, Slam Dunk said: Since the pandemic broke out, we had been working tirelessly behind the scenes to deliver the festival you all know and love, whilst keeping your health and safety at the forefront of our operations – it became very apparent that could not be achieved in the current climate.”

Still going ahead

Reading & Leeds

The twin festivals are currently set to go ahead as planned on August 28-30, according to organisers. “Please be assured that the safety and health of all staff and visitors is our main priority and we are implementing recommendations and instructions appropriately,” an email newsletter told fans

BST Hyde Park

“We are working hard to deliver BST Hyde Park 2020,” the festival said in a tweet announcing that, as of the moment, they will still be holding their 2020 event.

Post MaloneLittle MixKendrick LamarPearl Jam and Taylor Swift are among the headliners for this year’s edition.

Field Day

The London festival is due to take place on July 11 in Meridian Water. According to Vice, the festival is set to go ahead at present. “We will continue to monitor the situation, adapt accordingly should this change and keep our customers updated,” a spokesperson told the publication.


The Suffolk festival is set to see Haim, Liam Gallagher and The Chemical Brothers headline between July 16-19. On their official Twitter page, organisers replied to one concerned fan, saying: “Latitude 2020 is proceeding as planned, and we are excited to welcome everyone to the event in July. Safety of our artists, fans, and staff is always our top priority and planned for accordingly.”

Isle Of Wight Festival

A statement on the Isle Of Wight Festival website assures festival-goers the event is currently scheduled to happen as planned. “Please be assured that the safety and health of all staff and visitors, is our main priority and we are implementing recommendations and instructions appropriately,” it reads.


The annual rock festival is also set to continue as usual at the moment according to a reply to a fan on Twitter. Organisers said they were “closely monitoring official guidance from the World Health Organisation, Public Health England, UK Government, local public health authorities and are working with event promoters and organisers as information evolves.”


The London festival is currently set to take place between July 3-5 with headliners A$AP Rocky, Skepta, and Meek Mill. There are currently no changes to those plans according to a post on the festival’s Twitter page.

Camp Bestival

A spokesperson for the festival told Vice the event would be “proceeding as planned”.

The Great Escape

The Brighton multi-venue festival is due to kick off on May 13. A post on the festival’s website reads: “At this time, all shows and events are going ahead as planned. Please be assured that the safety and health of all staff and visitors is our main priority and we are implementing recommendations and instructions appropriately.”

Live At Leeds

Leeds’ inner-city bash is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 2 with Pale Waves topping the bill. Posting on Twitter on March 13, organisers confirmed that the festival “will be going ahead as planned” as things stand.


On March 13, Y-Not posted a statement to their official website reassuring punters that they are “staying positive” in regards to their festival taking place.

“We are one of the latest events of the year and there are many months between now and the festival taking place,” they said, adding that they would be “closely monitoring official guidance from the World Health Organisation” in the run-up to the event.

“As it stands we are full steam ahead for what will hopefully be a much needed weekend of levity and escape after a difficult start to 2020.”

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Desert Stars

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All major airlines are offering flight changes and refund credits free of charge – if you booked your travel do not dismay. Most of the artists for DS12 have already reconfirmed for the rescheduled dates including Mercury Rev, Twink, Ringo Deathstarr and many more (check our website for updates) tickets will remain on sale for the new dates. Our hearts go out to anyone affected by this health concern and we have been grateful for the support we have already seen by everyone in our community. Our priority is the well being of our patrons, bands, crew and volunteers. We look forward to seeing you all at our new theater in the Fall. San Bernardino County officially declared a state of emergency this morning.

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Southern California’s Desert Stars festival has been postponed until September. Mercury Rev, Ringo Deathstarr and more are set to perform.

Winter Music Conference

Florida’s Winter Music Conference, which was due to begin on March 16, has been axed after the state’s governor declared a public health emergency. The festival will be rescheduled, according to organisers.

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

The Houston Rodeo was set to see performances from the likes of Lizzo, Gwen Stefani and Chris Stapleton, but was ordered to close down by the City of Houston and the Houston Health Department.

Lollapalooza Chile

Like Lollapalooza Argentina, the Chile leg of the festival has also been postponed until the second half of the year. Guns N’ Roses, Travis Scott and The Strokes were also due to headline.

Dark Mofo

Australia’s Dark Mofo has been cancelled in a pre-emptive move designed to keep organisers and local government’s losses to a minimum.


World Tour Bushfire Relief Concert

The Melbourne benefit gig was pulled after headliner Miley Cyrus pulled out. “I am so disappointed to not be there, but I have to do what is right to protect the health and safety of my band and crew,” she told fans on Twitter, promising to make a donation to help the victims of the Australian bushfires. Lil Nas X and The Veronicas were amongst those also set to perform.

Bans Off My Body

The New York benefit event was due to play host to former Hole bandmates Courtney Love and Melissa Auf der Maur’s live reunion on March 14. The fundraiser has now been cancelled, with organisers saying they had “already begun work on rescheduling the event”.


The famous Berlin nightclub will shut its doors for over a month due to the ongoing spread of coronavirus. At present, it is scheduled to reopen on April 20.

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony

Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, the Notorious B.I.G., and T-Rex were all due to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on May 2. However, the organisation have confirmed the ceremony will now rescheduled for later in the year. The Cleveland museum will also be closed to the public until March 27.

Chase Center

San Francisco’s Chase Center will not hold any concerts through March 21. Any scheduled events, including Tame Impala and Post Malone, have been cancelled or postponed.

U Street Music Hall, 9:30 Club, the Anthem, Lincoln Theatre

After advice from DC Health, a number of venues in Washington D.C. have postponed their planned events until April.

All venues over 500 capacity in New York

Governor Cuomo has introduced a ban on gatherings over 500 people across New York state from March 13 onwards, affecting shows at the likes of Brooklyn Steel, Music Hall Of Williamsburg, Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, Terminal 5, and more.

Sofar Sounds

The intimate gig promoters have announced that all their forthcoming gigs are postponed. In a newsletter to fans, CEO Jim Lucchese said: “The safety of our artists, audiences, hosts and employees is our highest priority and first responsibility”.

Grand Ole Opry

Staff at the legendary Nashville venue have announced that no performances with a live audience will take place there until April 4 “in an effort to maintain health and safety amid current COVID-19 concerns.” The regular Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry Show “will return to its original format as a live radio broadcast without a live audience” that fans can tune into online.

Christine And The Queens

Christine And The Queens was due to appear at a film screening event alongside a “live conversation” and audience Q&A in London on March 19. Writing on Twitter, Rough Trade said “Unfortunately this event with @QueensChristine has been postponed due to travel restrictions and health concerns around Coronavirus. We are working hard to find a new date to reschedule this event and we will further update fans on this ASAP.” Christine added: “sorry guys but it’s for everyone’s safety. Sending lots of love to you all.”

Biffy Clyro

Biffy Clyro’s tour in the UK, Europe and Australia has now also been delayed “until a later date.” The band wrote: “If you have already pre-ordered, you will still be in the presale. We are still very much looking forward to the tour and while the dates and venues remain unaffected, we feel that due to the current uncertainty the time is not right to make tickets available.”

The Killers

The Killers have delayed the sale of their upcoming tour. The band wrote “the news is changing every hour around Coronavirus and ultimately, we want you, our fans, to stay focussed on prevention and remaining cautious right now.” They added that when tickets do eventually go on sale, they will donate a portion of the ticket sales to helping “people whose service industry jobs are impacted by the Coronavirus in each of our tour cities.”

Charli XCX

Charli XCX has cancelled her headline show in Mexico City. The singer said she is “looking for a new date for the Mexico City show later in the year where all current tickets will be honoured.”

Porridge Radio

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This shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but we have postponed our tour this March and April in the interests of everyone’s safety. At the moment we are unsure what will happen next (probably as you all are) but will figure things out as we go. Tickets are still on sale for our shows in October, and if you were going to come see us this tour please keep hold of your tickets whilst we are working on replacement shows. We will have news very soon, but you can also get a refund at your point of purchase. 🐍 This is a very weird thing to be unfolding on album release week. If you still want to support us and are able to then please do buy our record and keep listening – there’s a chance we might make it in the charts ☠️ we really, really appreciate all the support so far. 🌞 More info about replacement shows coming when we have it. Stay safe and keep your distance xxx Photo by @fionagarden

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Porridge Radio have cancelled their upcoming March and April UK tour dates. Posting the news to Twitter, the band said: “At the moment we are unsure what will happen next (probably as you all are) but will figure things out as we go.” Tickets for their October shows are still on sale, which can be bought here.

Noel Gallagher 

Noel Gallagher has announced that his two warm up shows at the Manchester Apollo on March 24 and 25 have been cancelled. His social media advises fans to “please keep your rickets until info on the rescheduled shows can be announced.”

The 1975

The 1975 have postponed their upcoming North American tour. The band have said “we are in the process of scheduling the new shows” and that they will announce the rescheduled dates “as soon as possible.” They have advised fans to hold onto their tickets.

Bonnoroo Festival 

The festival in Manchester, Tennessee, has been rescheduled to September 24-27. The festival have said they will share more details soon.


Creeper have rescheduled their UK tour. “All tickets for April will be valid for the new dates,” the band wrote on social media. “Be safe, look after each other & we’ll see you in Aug.”

Primavera Sound

Posting a statement on their website, festival organisers described the postponement as a “once in a lifetime ‘occurrence’ in the face of this emergency.”

The original festival was meant to take place from June 3-7 in what will be Primavera’s 20th anniversary. Now, the festival will take place from August 26-30 and tickets already purchased for the festival will continue to be valid for the new dates.

Organisers also said more details about NOS Primavera Sound Porto will follow soon.