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The organizers of Sad Summer Fest released a statement saying that they are moving forward with their touring campaign. The announcement comes to reassure fans of the organizers’ intentions as well as asking them to “share this message with your friends who may need to feel some hope right now.”

The statement acknowledged the fluidity of the coronavirus pandemic while maintaining a commitment to fan safety. The tour’s second year will feature All Time Low, the Story So Far, the Maine, Movements, Yours Truly, Grayscale and Destroy Boys appearing at all dates.

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The statement on the Sad Summer website reads as follows:

“Firstly, our sincerest thoughts go out to those affected by COVID-19, both directly and indirectly. It is safe to sa this is a crisis of which many of us have never faced.

We have received many messages and comments from fans asking if this will affect Sad Summer festival. At this time, we intend to proceed with Sad Summer Fest exactly as planned.

However, we must acknowledge that this is a fluid situation that has only just begun to unfold. We will continue to reassess the situation in the coming months, but we remain very hopeful that the show will go on. In the event that public health or safety is still in question this summer, we will make any necessary adjustments. We would never ask fans to attend an event that is not safe.

We feel it is important to send a message of hope. Not just hope that our festival won’t be affected, but hope that people will be able to return to a normal daily life, and enjoy the experiences they are looking forward to. We are looking forward to Sad Summer very much, and we hope you are, as well.

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We encourage you to share this message with your friends who may need to feel some hope right now. We are all a part of this together, and sharing strength and positivity is a way to help those around you.

Out of respect to our peers, we would like to offer our small network as a place to communicate during this difficult time. To all artists in our community, if you are facing cancellations or rescheduling of concerts, festivals or anything else, please let us know, and and we will help spread your message across our networks. It is important that our community band together and help each other.

Thank you for reading. Stay safe, stay positive, and looking forward to seeing you this summer.”

Sad Summer 2020 Tour Dates

07/17 – Sacramento, CA @ Papa Murphy’s Park at Cal Expo
07/18 – Anaheim, CA @ City National Grove of Anaheim – Outdoors
07/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Rawhide Event Center
07/21 – Dallas, TX @ Gas Monkey Live!
07/22 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall – Outside Lawn
07/24 – Orlando, FL @ Orlando Amphitheater
07/25 – Atlanta, GA @ Masquerade
07/28 – Columbus, OH @ EXPRESS LIVE!
07/29 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE
07/31 – New York, NY @ The Rooftop at Pier 17
08/01 – Worcester, MA @ The Palladium
08/02 – Asbury Park, NJ @ Stone Pony Summerstage
08/05 – Toronto, ON @ RBC Echo Beach
08/07 – Baltimore, MD @ MECU Pavilion
08/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage @ the Mann
08/12 – Chicago, IL @ Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island
08/14 – Pontiac, MI @ Crofoot Ballroom – Outdoors
08/15 – Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave