Green Day postpone Asia tour dates due to coronavirus concerns
Green Day have unfortunately postponed their upcoming shows in Asia due to health concerns over coronavirus. The legendary trio just released their 13th studio album Father Of All... earlier this month.
The dates that are postponed would have taken them through Singapore, Bangkok, Hong Kong and a few other notable dates.
Green Day announced the Hella Mega Tour with Weezer and Fall Out Boy back in September. The star-studded tour is set to hit Europe, North America and then Oceania as part of the epic festivities. No word has been issued about whether or not Green Day and the rest will cancel those European shows, which start in May.
But for now, Green Day has postponed all eight shows in Asia. The reasoning behind the cancellation is due to concerns over the coronavirus.
We have unfortunately made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming shows in Asia due to the health + travel concerns with coronavirus. 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.
Green Day uses the verbiage of postponement so we're sure they will deliver and bring their tour to these countries eventually. But as of now, no future plans have been revealed.
The dates that have been cancelled are below.
03/08 – Singapore, SG @ Singapore Indoor StadiUM
03/11 – Bangkok, TH @ Impact Arena
03/14 – Manila, PH @ Mall of Asia Arena
03/17 – Taipei, TW @ Taipei Arena
03/20 – Hong Kong, CN @ Asia World Expo
03/22 – Seoul, KR @ Jamsil Indoor Gym
03/25 – Osaka, JP @ Intex
03/27 – Tokyo, JP @ Makuhari, Messe
Green Day aren't the only ones who have canceled shows in Asia recently.
Earlier in the week, the entertainment company Live Nation announced that they had canceled Marilyn Manson's highly-anticipated performance at AsiaWorld-Expo on March 18. While no official reason was given for the cancelation, it was assumed to be because of coronavirus concerns.
In addition to Manson and Green Day, K-Pop superstars BTS also recently canceled shows in Seoul, SK.
The shows canceled were all to take place in Seoul as a kick-off to their Map Of The Soul tour. The dates were scheduled for April 11, 12, 18 and 19 at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul.
The group's mobile fan platform Weverse (via Twitter) announced the news.
While we hope that the situation will improve, we must take into consideration the health and safety of hundreds of thousands of guests as well as our artists and the dire impact a last-minute cancellation may have on guests from overseas, production companies and staff. We have thus determined that with approximately one month left before the Seoul concert is set to begin, it is unavoidable that the concert must be cancelled without further delay. Please understand that this decision was made after extensive and careful consideration in order to cooperate with the government’s measures on restricting public events[...]
We respect all of these musicians for considering the safety of the fans as well as themselves in this scary time.
As stated, Green Day are hitting the road with Fall Out Boy and Weezer in May. A full list of dates is below.
06/13 – Paris, FR @ La Defense Arena
06/14 – Groningen, NL @ Tadspark
06/17 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
06/19-20 – Hradec Králové, CZ @ Rock For People 2020
06/21 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium
06/24 – Glasgow, UK @ Bellahouston Park
06/26 – London, UK @ London Stadium
06/27 – Huddersfield, UK @ The John Smith’s Stadium
06/29 – Dublin, IE @ RDS Arena
07/17 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
07/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
07/24 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
07/25 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
07/28 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’s Sporting Goods Park
07/31 – Arlington, TX @ Globe Life Field
08/01 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
08/05 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
08/06 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
08/08 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
08/11 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
08/13 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
08/15 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
08/16 – HERSHEY, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
08/19 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
08/21 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
08/22 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
08/24 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
08/27 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
08/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
11/08 – Perth, WA @ HBF Park
11/11 – Melbourne, VIC @ Marvel Stadium
11/14 – Sydney, NSW @ Bankwest Stadium
11/17 – Brisbane, QLD @ Suncorp Stadium
11/20 – Dunedin, OTA @ Forsyth Barr Stadium
11/22 – Auckland, Auckland @ MT Smart Stadium
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