Green Day, Fall Out Boy and Weezer‘s Hella Mega Tour certainly hasn’t gone according to plan. Due to coronavirus, the bands have already been forced to reschedule their U.K., European and North American dates.
Now, it has been announced that the Australian and New Zealand Hella Mega Tour dates are canceled.
Back in May, it was announced that the North American Hella Mega Tour was being postponed amid the coronavirus pandemic. Shortly following this, the rescheduled 2021 dates for the North American run were released. As well, the bands also rescheduled their U.K. and European run for next year.
Now, even more dates are being canceled. The Hella Mega Tour in Australia and New Zealand was set to kick-off on Nov. 8. However, due to the pandemic and travel restrictions, the bands have been forced to cancel the scheduled shows.
In a joint statement, the bands say that the decision to cancel the Australian and New Zealand dates is in efforts to keep crew and fans safe.
“Australia and New Zealand, we’re beyond bummed to announce that the upcoming Hella Mega dates in November have been canceled,” the bands say.”We kept trying to put this piece of the puzzle together, but unfortunately, it’s just not possible due to the uncertainty of the government COVID-19 travel restrictions, mass gathering and most importantly for the safety of our fans, crew and staff. Ticket refunds will be available at the point of purchase.”
Although it is unknown if the canceled dates will be rescheduled for next year, the bands say that they will return to New Zealand and Australia soon.
“We love you all and we’ll be back there rocking with you at some point. Until then, stay safe.”
An update on Hella Mega Australia and New Zealand pic.twitter.com/e4WHVVbUiC
— Hella Mega (@HellaMegaTour) July 14, 2020
Back in February, Green Day were one of the first acts to postpone tour dates amid coronavirus concerns. Set to embark on an Asia run throughout March, the band made the decision to push the shows to March 2021. Since then, all of the remaining 2020 dates of the tour have been pushed back to next year.
Despite these setbacks, the bands are determined to bring the Hella Mega Tour to fans at some point. Prior to the postponement of the tour dates, Pete Wentz reassured fans that they will get to see the Hella Mega Tour.
“I would say that this tour may not happen exactly at the time or when it was supposed to happen or how it was supposed to happen but the tour will happen,” he says.
Tickets for the 2021 Hella Mega Tour are available to purchase here.
Hella Mega tour dates:
11/08 – Perth, WA @ HBF Park *CANCELED*
11/11 – Melbourne, VIC @ Marvel Stadium *CANCELED*
11/14 – Sydney, NSW @ Bankwest Stadium *CANCELED*
11/17 – Brisbane, QLD @ Suncorp Stadium *CANCELED*
11/20 – Dunedin, OTA @ Forsyth Barr Stadium *CANCELED*
11/22 – Auckland, Auckland @ MT Smart Stadium *CANCELED*
06/09/21 – Vienna, AT @ Ernst Happel Stadium
06/20/21 – Paris, FR @ La Defense Arena
06/21/21 – Antwerp, BE @ Sportpaleis
06/23/21 – Groningen, NL @ Tadspark *POSTPONED*
06/25/21 – London, UK @ London Stadium
06/26/21 – Huddersfield, UK @ The John Smith’s Stadium
06/28/21 – Glasgow, UK @ Bellahouston Park
06/30/21 – Dublin, IE @ RDS Arena
07/14/21 – Seattle, WA @ T-Mobile Park
07/17/21 – Los Angeles, CA @ Dodger Stadium
07/18/21 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
07/20/21 – San Francisco, CA @ Oracle Park
07/24/21 – Dallas, TX @ Globe Life Field
07/27/21 – Atlanta, GA @ SunTrust Park
07/29/21 – Houston, TX @ Minute Maid Park
07/31/21 – Jacksonville, FL @ TIAA Bank Field
08/01/21 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
08/04/21 – New York, NY @ Citi Field
08/05/21 – Boston, MA @ Fenway Park
08/08/21 – Washington, DC @ Nationals Park
08/10/21 – Detroit, MI @ Comerica Park
08/13/21 – Hershey, PA @ Hersheypark Stadium
08/15/21 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
08/17/21 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
08/19/21 – Pittsburgh, PA @ PNC Park
08/20/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Citizens Bank Park
08/23/21 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Field
08/25/21 – Commerce City, CO @ DICK’s Sporting Goods Park