My Chemical Romance confirm postponed Japan shows for public safety—UPDATE
The confirmation comes after a screenshotted statement began circling earlier today.March 11, 2020
Now, the band are allegedly working on rescheduling the shows. According to the alleged statement, tickets holders will be able to attend the dates the band are rescheduling with the original tickets.
As of two days ago, the event was still set to go despite concerns regarding coronavirus. Numerous other bands and events are being cancelled in countries across Asia as well as all across the globe due to the virus.
Astonished that Download Japan appears to be going ahead in a couple of weeks, even though fans are pleading for the indoor event to be postponed or cancelled. Organisers refuse to answer emails or discuss the situation on social…@DownloadFestJP @MCRofficial
— Steve May (@SteveMay_UK) March 9, 2020
A statement is circulating saying they will be rescheduling all three of their shows. The band, festival and venue have not yet confirmed the events to be postponed. The Download Festival-presented Osaka show was set for March 28 with Jimmy Eat World as support with both bands heading to the main fest in Tokyo on the 29th.
Luckily, according to the statement refunds will be available once dates are rescheduled with further details to come. People with travel plans should be able to recoup some of their expenses. You can see that below.
“We regret to announce that Download Japan 2020 and My Chemical Romance show in Osaka will be postponed.
Currently, we are working on rescheduling the dates for each event. Purchased tickets for the original dates will be valid for the rescheduled dates. For those customers who wish to receive a refund, we will announce details of the refund process once we announce the rescheduled dates.”
— MCRmyJAPAN (@MCRmyJAPAN) March 12, 2020
Download Japanも延期か。 pic.twitter.com/4o6Zr3zxPr
— metal-heart.Ph.D (@13metalheart) March 12, 2020
According to another Twitter user though, they’re receiving a followup email after this one saying there was an error in the information.
According to that email, they ended up sending the follow-up email with an undisclosed error.
I got a follow up email saying this pic.twitter.com/NzNOFiAsPC
— Jake Hauser (@J_R_Hauser) March 12, 2020
We’ll keep readers posted when the band, festival or venues make official statements.
UPDATE: MARCH 12, 2020, 12:11 A.M. ET
Following the alleged statement surfacing, My Chemical Romance have released an official statement of their own confirming the postponement.
The promoter of our Japan shows suggested that we postpone the shows in Japan for the safety of the public, and we are heeding that advice. We had very much hoped to have alternate dates confirmed before we announced the postponement, to make sure our fans knew we had every intention of coming back. Somehow, word got out before we could do that.
However, please know we are working on rescheduling shows and will try to announce those soon. We are terribly sad to postpone, and even more distressed about what is happening the world over. Take good care and we hope to see you all as soon as possible. Please be good to each other. My Chemical Romance.
— My Chemical Romance (@MCRofficial) March 12, 2020
My Chemical Romance’s second show of their return will be at Download Festival in Melbourne, Australia on March 20. A full list of all of their 2020 tour dates is below with the postponed Japan gigs in bold.
03/20 – Melbourne, AU @ Melbourne Showgrounds (Download Melbourne)
03/21 – Sydney, AU @ Parramatta Park (Download Sydney)
03/25 – Western Springs, NZ @ The Outer Fields at Western Springs
03/28 – Osaka, JP @ INTEX Osaka *POSTPONED*
03/29 – Download Japan @ Makuhari Messe Event Hall *POSTPONED*
06/16 – Cornwall, UK @ Eden Project
06/18 – Milton Keynes, UK @Stadium MK (SOLD OUT)
06/20 – Milton Keynes, UK @ Stadium MK (SOLD OUT)
06/21 – Milton Keynes, UK @ Stadium MK (SOLD OUT)
06/23 – Dublin, IE @ Royal Hospital Kilmainham
07/01 – Sopron, HU @ Volt Festival
07/03 – Prague, CZ @ Prague Rocks
07/04 – Bologna, IT @ Sonic Park Fest
07/06 – Bonn, DE @ KUNST!RASEN (SOLD OUT)
07/07 – Bonn, DE @ KUNST!RASEN
07/11 – Moscow, RU @ Gorky Park
07/13 – St. Petersburg, RU @ Ice Palace
09/09 – Detroit, MI @ Little Caesars Arena (SOLD OUT)
09/11 – St Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center (SOLD OUT)
09/12 – Chicago, IL @ Riot Fest
09/14 – Toronto, ON @ Scotiabank Arena (SOLD OUT)
09/15 – Boston, MA @ TD Garden (SOLD OUT)
09/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center (SOLD OUT)
09/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center (SOLD OUT)
09/20 – Atlanta, GA @ Music Midtown
09/22 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center (SOLD OUT)
09/23 – Newark, NJ @ Prudential Center (SOLD OUT)
09/26 – Sunrise, FL @ BB&T Center (SOLD OUT)
09/29 – Houston, TX @ Toyota Center (SOLD OUT)
09/30 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center (SOLD OUT)
10/02 – Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center (SOLD OUT)
10/04 – Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome (SOLD OUT)
10/06 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena (SOLD OUT)
10/08 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (SOLD OUT)
10/10 – Sacramento, CA @ Aftershock Festival
10/11 – Las Vegas, NV @ T-Mobile Arena (SOLD OUT)
10/13 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (SOLD OUT)
10/14 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (SOLD OUT)
10/16 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum (SOLD OUT)
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