However yesterday (June 21) the band were forced to postpone a headline show in Cork due to a positive COVID test. It’s now been confirmed that the show couldn’t go ahead due to “multiple cases of COVID-19 within the band and crew, despite taking every precaution we possibly could.”
“This frustrating decision was not taken lightly, and we apologise sincerely for the disappointment, which we very much share,” the band said in a statement shared earlier today. “Ireland has always been a very special place for us to play and we are aware how many times this particular show has had to be postponed.”
Speaking about the immediate future, The Chemical Brothers went on to say: “We are monitoring the situation and will make a decision as soon as possible regarding remaining shows later this week. We will endeavour to give as much notice as possible but as we have all learnt over the last two excruciating years, COVID recovery times and severity of infection are unpredictable.”
The Damned have already had to cancel their slot at Glastonbury 2022 due to COVID, with Reef replacing them on the Avalon stage tomorrow night.