Oysterhead, the supergroup featuring Les Claypool (Primus), Trey Anastasio (Phish), and Stewart Copeland (The Police), have officially cancelled their April 17 show at The Greek Theatre in Berkeley, CA due to the coronavirus pandemic. The group commented:
“In response to health and safety concerns, Oysterhead’s show at the Greek Theatre at UC Berkeley on Saturday, April 17th, 2021 (originally scheduled for April 17th, 2020) has been cancelled. If you purchased tickets directly from Ticketmaster, you will be automatically refunded. Otherwise, refunds are available at point of purchase. Thank you for understanding and we apologize for the inconvenience.”
Born Of Osiris’ October 28 drive-in concert at the Lakeshore Drive-In in Chicago, IL has been cancelled. The band were forced to scrap the show due to travel restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic.
The group commented:
“This week, Chicago added several new states to the city’s emergency travel order, requiring people traveling from CO, OH, DE, WV & TX to quarantine for 14 days upon arrival. We have both band and crew members that live in those states, which means that this recent news will directly affect our ability to perform our drive-in show that is scheduled for Wednesday. We have to adhere to all laws and safety regulations, so we have no choice but to cancel this show. All tickets will be refunded.
We’re sorry to anyone that was planning on attending. We’ve done everything possible to make this show happen, but the timing of these new travel restrictions has not worked in our favor. 2020 strikes again 👎 We promise we will make it up to you in the future and under much better circumstances.”
According to Cleveland.com, the “Rockin’ Fore The Kids” charity concert at Cleveland’s Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. That event, which was organized to raise money for the Akron Children’s Hospital Showers Family Center for Childhood Cancer And Blood Disorders, was supposed to feature Sammy Hagar & The Circle, Ohio Weather Band, Brother Trouble, and Ira Dean.
The 2021 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Despite this, organizers will still be launching a week-long virtual event on January 18 via BelieveInMusic.tv.
NAMM president and CEO, Joe Lamond, issued the following statement:
“While it remains unsafe for us to gather in person in January, Believe In Music week will use new, intuitive technology to connect us all to harness the incredible energy that happens when we come together.
With a robust marketplace to launch new products and share your brand story, Believe In Music will also feature networking and matchmaking for our buyers and our sellers, education for all segments of the industry, and live music and concerts. And just like at all NAMM events, these activities will raise awareness and financial support to serve our NAMM family across our Circle of Benefits model. Believe In Music week will be a critical step for our industry to help us prepare for the new year and new opportunities.
If there’s any one common vision, it’s that as a global community, we believe in music. We believe in the future of music and in the future of our industry, and in this moment, we will unite and support music makers around the world.”
King Diamond has cancelled his March 15 performance at the Hell & Heaven Metal Fest in Mexico City, Mexico. The frontman commented:
“I was recently advised by my doctor to have surgery done for an issue, which, if not done right away, would have prevented me from flying. We did not expect to have any complications after the surgery, but my healing is slower than anticipated, and I’ve been advised to ‘forego air travel until his healing stabilizes and additional risks are minimized.’ Unfortunately and regretfully, this means that we cannot make it this weekend to play at the Hell & Heaven Festival. We love playing in Mexico and can’t wait to get a chance to make this up to you. Til then, stay heavy.”
Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel’s March 11 concert in Hannover, Germany has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. Testament commented:
“We greatly apologize, but we’ve also had to cancel tomorrow’s Sold-Out show in Hannover due to worldwide health concerns. We hope to make it up to you soon!”
According to The Costa Rica Star, Guns N’ Roses’ March 18 show at Estadio Ricardo Saprissa Ayma in San Jose, Costa Rica has been cancelled. This news comes after The Ministry of Health and the National Emergency Commission announced that “all massive events and activities, both free and paid” were going to be scrapped due to the coronavirus.
Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel’s February 25 show in Milan, Italy has been cancelled due to a coronavirus outbreak. The remaining dates on their current European tour will continue as planned.
Scorpions and Whitesnake’s show at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia has officially been rescheduled and is now set to take place on February 26. However, due to logistical issues, their February 27 show at Spark Arena in Auckland, New Zealand has been cancelled. This news comes after Scorpions singer Klaus Meine recently underwent surgery for kidney stones. He has since offered an update on his condition:
“Dear Fans, looks like i‘m on my way to Sydney tomorrow …. it would mean the world to me if we finally could play the Show on Wednesday Night … i feel still a bit beaten up , but Dr. Katz said …. you can do it my friend … Let‘s Rock it Sydney ….. Are you ready for the Sting 🇦🇺??? Cheers Klaus”
Sum 41 were forced to cancel tonight’s (January 18) show at Les Etoiles in Paris, France after an explosive device was detonated near the venue. The band said the following in a since deleted social media post:
“During load in for tonight’s performance in Paris, an explosive device was detonated just outside of the venue door. Band, crew, the fans in line are all safe, and there were no injuries. Due to the intimate nature of our ‘Personal Space’ performances, we are unable to guarantee the safety of the fans in attendance. We are deeply saddened to announce that tonight’s show has been canceled. More information to follow.”