System Of A Down Postpone Los Angeles Shows After Serj Tankian Tests Positive For COVID-19

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the band have been forced to postpone their Los Angeles, CA shows with Korn, Helmet, and Russian Circles. The concerts will now take place at Banc Of California Stadium on February 4-5.

The band said the following:

“It is with great regret that we must reschedule our Los Angeles performances to February 4th and 5th, 2022. Despite multiple precautionary measures, Serj has unfortunately tested positive for COVID. We’re sorry to disappoint our amazing fans with this last minute news, as we could not wait to finally play for you.

However, the health of our band, crew, venue staff and all of our fans is our top priority. All tickets will be honored the rescheduled dates. Refund availability will be sent to all ticket buyers via email.”

Tankian also issued his own statement:

“After having 3 really fun shows, I got back to LA with flu-like symptoms. I am shocked that it could even be Covid as I am not just vaccinated but also incredibly careful. I am so sorry to have to push these dates yet again especially to those who made sacrifices to be here from out of town. Touring is not something I intend to continue doing down the line so these handful of shows have meant the world to me. Thank you for your love and understanding. Peace Serj”

Avatar Postpone Remaining U.S. Dates After Johannes Eckerström Tests Positive For COVID-19

Avatar’s Johannes Eckerström has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the band’s remaining U.S. dates have been postponed.

The group issued the following statement:

“We are very sorry to announce that the remaining dates of the Going Hunting tour are postponed. Johannes has tested positive for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated, feels fine under the circumstances, and expects a full recovery shortly. Sadly, this will not be in time to make the remaining shows happen. We are already working on solutions to make the dates at a later time. We are looking into routing around our dates in January at Shiprocked, so please stay tuned for that!

We made a point to not see friends, fans, or anyone outside our bubble on this run in order to minimize the risks. We thank everyone who helped make this tour as safe as possible. It’s amazing that we made it this far and that was a team effort.

This is just a bump in the road and we WILL see you all very, very soon!

Be good to yourselves. Take care of each other. / Avatar”

This news comes after Tallah were previously removed from the trek due to positive COVID-19 tests.

Clutch Postpone Three Shows Due To Positive COVID-19 Case Within Their Touring Party

Clutch have postponed three shows due to a positive COVID-19 case within their touring party. The band issued the following statement:

“Although we followed every available protocol and precaution, Covid has made its way into the Clutch touring camp. The bad news is we are postponing our next 3 shows, but the good news is we already have the rescheduled dates so hold onto your tickets as they will be honored for these rescheduled dates in 2022:

Sun. Jan 2 – Washington, D.C. – 9:30 Club
Wed. Apr. 27 – Burlington, VT – Higher Ground
Fri. Apr. 29 – Hampton Beach, NH – Hampton Beach Casino”

Primus Postpone Three Shows After Member Of Their Touring Party Tests Positive For COVID-19

Primus have postponed three shows on their “A Tribute To Kings” tour due to a member of their touring party testing positive for COVID-19. The band said the following:

“To our fans in Wisconsin, Missouri, and Iowa – we regret to announce that there has been a confirmed COVID-19 case within the Primus touring party. The safety of our fans, crew, venue staff and band are our top priority so out of an abundance of caution, we are postponing our shows in Milwaukee, Kansas City, and Cedar Rapids this weekend. We are working to reschedule the dates and your tickets will be valid at the new dates. We appreciate your understanding and support throughout these unprecedented times and we’ll keep you posted with more information soon.”

August Burns Red Postpone Upcoming Shows After Members Of Their Touring Party Test Positive For COVID-19

August Burns Red have postponed their upcoming shows due to members of their touring party testing positive for COVID-19. The dates will be rescheduled for later this year.

The band issued the following statement:


Due to multiple members of our touring party testing positive for COVID-19 we have been forced to postpone our upcoming shows in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Tempe, Anaheim, and LA. The rescheduled dates for those shows will happen before the end of the year and will be announced this coming week. All tickets will be honored and we can’t wait to come back and see you!

For those of you in upcoming cities not listed above, we will be performing as originally scheduled.

We’re so sorry for the change in plans. These past few weeks on the road have reminded us all how much we love playing music for you. We will be focusing on that feeling as we wait to get back out there. See you soon!

August Burns Red”

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, & Trivium Postpone Upcoming Canadian Shows To 2022

Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium and Hatebreed have postponed the Canadian dates on their “Metal Tour Of The Year.” The following shows have been impacted:

09/30 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
10/01 Laval, QC – Place Bell
10/02 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron

The dates will be rescheduled for 2022, but Hatebreed will no longer be performing. Megadeth commented:

“The final three shows of the Metal Tour of the Year in Toronto, Laval and Quebec City will unfortunately be postponed to Spring 2022 due to restrictions in the Quebec province and international logistical issues. Please hold onto your tickets as they will be valid for the new dates as soon as they are announced.”

In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, & DED Postpone Immediate Shows Due To Members Of The Bands Testing Positive For COVID-19

In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, and DED have postponed their September 24 show in Lubbock, TX and their September 25 show in Oklahoma City, OK. Both dates were scrapped after members of the bands, including Black Veil Brides’ Christian “CC” Coma, tested positive for COVID-19.

Black Veil Brides issued the following statement:

“The In This Moment/Black Veil Brides/Ded show scheduled for today, September 24 in Lubbock, TX at The Pavilion and Saturday, September 25 in Oklahoma City at The Criterion have been postponed due to several members of bands on tour testing positive for COVID-19. The tour plans to pick back up in Denver on Monday Sep 27. If you have tickets to either of these shows please stand by for more info.

We will be performing a special acoustic storytellers’ set without CC when the tour resumes in Denver on September 27th and next week. The change is due to CC testing positive for COVID-19. The rest of the BVB band and crew have tested negative multiple times and are completely healthy. The entire BVB tour crew is remaining in isolation out of an abundance of caution until the tour resumes on Monday. The current plan is to move forward with the acoustic performances and VIP Meet & Greets until such time that CC can rejoin the tour and return to the full production live shows.”

Bleed From Within Postpone European Leg Of Their Fall Tour With Ingested & Kill The Lights

Bleed From Within have postponed the European leg of their fall tour with Ingested and Kill The Lights. Despite this, the UK dates are still on.

Bleed From Within commented:

“Due to the ongoing uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, we have sadly made the decision to postpone our upcoming European tour dates that were set to take place in November 2021. Varying restrictions across mainland Europe have ultimately put a stop to our touring plans and have left us with no choice. The UK dates will remain unaffected by this and will be going ahead as planned.

The new European dates are still to be confirmed as our schedule for next year continues to fill up, however we are looking at all available options to bring a headline show to you in 2022! Refunds are of course available from your point of purchase should you want one.

Words can not describe how much we want to get back out there and see you all, but for now please take care and look after yourselves. We WILL see you again soon Europe!

Cheers – Ali, Scott, Goonzi, Davie, Steven.’”

UK Dates:

11/23 Bristol, UK – The Fleece
11/24 Birmingham, UK – Mama Roux’s
11/25 Manchester, UK – Rebellion
11/26 London, UK – The Dome
11/27 Glasgow, UK – The Garage

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Postpone Shows Due To COVID-19 Concerns

Joan Jett & The Blackhearts have announced that they will be postponing their upcoming shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band issued the following statement:

“It’s been a thrill to be back on tour recently. We all missed being on the road, playing for the fans and playing together again. The continuing surge of COVID cases due to the Delta variant should be of concern to all of us. While we are fully vaccinated, we are still being extremely cautious to protect our fans, our crew and everyone else that work so hard to put on our shows. For that reason, we have decided to postpone the remaining performances that were planned for 2021. Our last date of the tour will be September 28th. We’re disappointed to have to take this step but we feel it is necessary to protect the health of everyone. Stay safe and we’ll see you in 2022!”

Guns N’ Roses Postpone Mexico Shows To 2022

Guns N’ Roses have been forced to postpone their shows in Mexico due to restrictions related to the coronavirus pandemic. The band commented:

“Gunners, due to government shut down of large gatherings and Covid restrictions, our October 2021 dates in Mexico will need to be rescheduled to next year. We are currently working on a routing and will update you all as soon as possible. Please keep hold of your tickets, they will be valid for the new dates in 2022.”