Apocalyptica has announced they have been forced to postpone their expected co-headline tour of Europe with Epica, “The Epic Apocalypse” until 2023. The band cited “the worsening situation of Covid all around Europe” as the cause of the second postponement of the tour that was to take place originally in 2020. This move does not affect their current tour of churches in Finland.
Ozzy Osbourne has been trying to hold a farewell tour and a tour to support his smash 2020 album Ordinary Man, with opening support from Judas Priest. Now the tour, previously announced for Europe in 2019 and rescheduled three times, has once again been postponed. Tickets originally went on sale in the fall of 2018. Ozzy has also dealth with injuries and a surgery, as well as his ongoing battle with Parkinson’s disease. All tickets remain valid and will be honored for new dates in May and June 2023.
Leaders of the metal genre with their music, lifestyle and music culture website and series of international festivals, Slipknot has announced the third postponement of their planned Knotfest Japan since the pandemic. Knotfest Japan will now take place on April 1-2, 2023. The band posted about this on their socials today and also announced a Japan only replay of their Knotfest LA livestream.
The Black Dahlia Murder who just completed a tour of North America with no COVID-19 outbrakes has postponed their upcoming early 2022 headline tour and run of festivals of Europe due to COVID. The band shared a statement on social media to announce it to fans. Rings of Saturn and Viscera would have provided direct support. The band is hoping to rebook at a later date, so there is no info yet about refunds for fans.
Stone Temple Pilots has been forced to cancel the remaining dates on their current tour due to COVID-19. A member of their crew has contracted the coronavirus and the band has canceled their final dates of their fall tour out of an abundance of caution: including Daytona, FL at the Welcome to Rockville Festival and Tulsa, OK at the Skyline Event Center. Bush had previously postponed their planned participation on the tour as the co-headliner due to the pandemic. STP’s next booked tour dates are this winter in Australia.
Lamb Of God have confirmed that due to restrictions in various territories, they have had to postpone their intended ‘State Of Unrest’ UK headline tour until late 2022. Lamb Of God’s headline UK trek will now take place December 2022. German Thrash kings Kreator are still on the bill. Joining them are Thy Art Is Murder and Gatecreeper. Power Trip is now off the bill, following the passing of frontman Riley Gale in August of 2020.
Serj Tankian has sadly contracted COVID-19 during the first few dates of System of A Down’s highly anticipated west coast tour dates. Now the band has been forced to cancel their shows at Bank of California Stadium this weekend. The band shared the news on social media post. Continue reading
Thrash legends Sepultura have postponed their upcoming tour with Sacred Reich and Crowbar. The dates will now take place in fall of 2022. All tickets purchased for the current tour will be valid for the new dates. The band released their Quadra album in 2020 and their album of quarantine collabs SepulQuarta in 2021, both via Nuclear Blast. The band shared a message to fans with an update:
Sad news as Swedish metallers Avatar have postponed their current North American tour and run of festival dates due frontman Johannes Eckerstrom contracting COVID-19. The band made the announcement over social media and they are planning to make up the dates in early 2022, when they are back in the states for the Shiprocked music cruise.
Clutch have been forced to postpone three shows on their current headline tour, including tonight’s show in Vermont, due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in their touring crew. Dates postponed include in Burlington, Vermont; Hampton Beach, New Hampshire; and Washington, D.C. The made made a statement on Instagram.