The band is choosing to cancel and not reschedule with refunds reissuing for all tickets purchased thus far.
The tour was set to kick off on March 26 with Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin saying at the time that it “is extra-special. Not only are we celebrating our 40th anniversary, but we get to do it with Alkaline Trio, who are such a great band. I’m really excited about this!”
The tour was initially postponed until fall of this year as countless events began postponing and cancelling in March.
Be safe and take care of each other. pic.twitter.com/ZKVKIQXPzp
— Bad Religion (@badreligion) March 12, 2020
Now as the coronavirus situation has worsened across the globe, they’re outright cancelling the tour so people can get refunds.
The band’s are revealing statements which you can read below.
“We are grateful and humbled by the unwavering support from all our fans, every venue and festival that invited us to play, and especially those who have invested resources to see us perform live all over the world this year. As everyone is well aware, the ongoing hazard of Covid-19 has made it unsafe to gather in large groups. Therefore, to maintain the health of our fans, crew, and ourselves, Bad Religion will not be playing any shows in 2020. You may claim refunds or vouchers depending on the market; please check in with your local promoter and point of purchase.
We will carefully monitor how this pandemic progresses; when it is safe for all of us to gather together, we will return. Until then, be safe, and take care of each other.”
— Bad Religion (@badreligion) April 29, 2020
Due to the ongoing pandemic & uncertainty it brings, we have been forced to cancel our tour w/ @badreligion. We hope to see you at a later date, but for now wanted to make it possible for ticket holders to get their money back. For refunds, please reach out to point of purchase. pic.twitter.com/fuKuTX1iuv
— Alkaline Trio (@Alkaline_Trio) April 29, 2020
Alkaline Trio confirmed they would be dropping a new EP prior to the tour’s start at the beginning of March. It did arrive in spite of the postponement and now cancellation so while fans won’t be seeing the band perform any time soon, they can enjoy some new material from the band. You can check that out below.
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