The sixth annual “Ride For Ronnie” motorcycle ride and concert has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Organizers are hoping to reschedule the event in the fall.
This year’s Record Store Day has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The event will now take place on June 20.
Organizers issued the following statement:
“We’ve decided that the best of all possible moves is to change the date of Record Store Day this year to Saturday, June 20.
We think this gives stores around the world the best chance to have a profitable, successful Record Store Day, while taking into consideration the recommendations of doctors, scientists, the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control, and the need to be good citizens of both local and worldwide communities.
We’re working with all of our partners and our stores to make this change as smooth as possible for everyone who participates in Record Store Day: customers, record stores, artists, labels and more. Record Store Day is everywhere and we want to hold our party when everyone can gather around safely to celebrate life, art, music and the culture of the indie record store.”
If you missed it, a list of rock/metal Record Store Day releases can be found HERE.
Suicide Silence have been forced to cancel their upcoming concerts in Santiago, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo, and Asuncion due to the ongoing political conflicts in Santiago. The dates will be rescheduled in 2020.
The band commented:
“Unfortunately, due to the political conflicts in Santiago, we’ve been forced to postpone our shows in Santiago, Buenos Aires, Sao Paulo & Asuncion. Our travel / transportation for that portion of the trip has been compromised & we feel it’d be best for everyone if we returned in early 2020 to make those shows as amazing as possible. Suicide Silence will be rescheduling the shows mentioned above & adding even more dates in markets that surround them.
Tickets that were already purchased will still be valid for our new shows. Our shows in Mexico city, Monterrey, Bogota and Cali are still happening this week as previously announced. We’ll let you know more information on next year’s rescheduled shows as soon as we can.
King’s X have been forced to cancel their remaining 2019 dates. This news comes after drummer Jerry Gaskill “was informed that he had some issues with his heart that needed to be addressed.”
The band issued the following statement:
“A letter to the Fans,
On October 14th, during a recent check-up with his Cardiologist, Jerry Gaskill was informed that he had some issues with his heart that needed to be addressed and as a result, he will need to have some procedures to help rectify these issues. Jerry is feeling positive and is looking toward the future, He wanted to make sure that his feelings were truly expressed, on how awful he feels about having this happen. He and the band were looking forward to playing these upcoming shows, especially knowing that they were selling out. Jerry is determined as always to do whatever he can to get back out and see all of the fans, and as his focus is turned inward we all ask that you keep FAITH HOPE AND LOVE during this process.
“ It is with great sadness and sorrow that we must cancel and reschedule these upcoming shows. I thought of every possible way that I could actually get out there and do this. I was very much looking forward to it. But I realized in the end that it just would not be wise. Yet, I am determined once again to come back and be better than ever. Thanks for all the love and understanding.” – Jerry Gaskill
On behalf of King’s X, It is with humbled sadness, that we must announce, that ALL upcoming “King’s X” shows for 2019 will be canceled, to allow for Jerry to fully recover after his operation. The band and Jerry ask that you respect his privacy at this time and please allow for him to recover with peace of mind that he will be back upon the rock’n roll throne once again.
King’s X and its representatives have rescheduled these Dates for April 2020
Thursday, April 16th – TBA
Friday, April 17th – HAZARD, KY – City of Hazard Hal Rogers Center
Sunday, April 19th – NASHVILLE, TN – The Basement East
Thursday, April 23rd – AUSTIN, TX – Come and Take It Live
Friday, April 24th – DALLAS, TX – Canton Hall
Saturday, April 25th – HOUSTON, TX – Warehouse Live
Please contact the promoters and ticketing outlets for further info about your purchased tickets.
All the Love… King’s X”
Saxon’s Biff Byford has revealed that he “has been diagnosed with a heart condition that requires immediate surgery.” As a result, the band have been forced to postpone their remaining 2019 dates.
The band issued the following statement:
“It is with regret that we have to announce the rescheduling of the remaining SAXON shows in 2019. Lead Vocalist Biff Byford has been diagnosed with a heart condition that requires immediate surgery and a post op recovery period that will last into the new year.
The shows affected are as follows:
September 26th Sweden, Stockholm – Grona Lund
October 5th – The Netherlands, Eindhoven – Oktober Metal Fest
October 18th – UK, Glasgow – Braehead Arena
October 19th – UK, London – Eventim Apollo
October 20th – UK, Manchester – O2 Apollo
October 26th – Germany, Dusseldorf – Mitsubishi Electric Halle
December 1st – Mexico, Mexico City – Forcefest
December 6th – Colombia, Bogota – Knot Fest
The UK, London Eventim Apollo show has been rescheduled for Saturday March 28th 2020
And UK, Manchester O2 Apollo for Sunday March 29th 2020
The UK, Glasgow Braehead Arena & Germany, Dusseldorf Mitsubishi Electric Halle shows will be rescheduled and new dates announced as soon as possible.
All existing tickets will remain valid for new dates and in the case of a required refund please visit point of purchase.
The Stockholm Grona Lund show will be rescheduled for the summer of 2020 – date TBC at this time.
Unfortunately due to the nature of the events, the Netherlands, Mexico & Colombia dates will not be able to be rescheduled.
Biff: ‘As everyone knows now we are going to have to reschedule some of the shows because I need an operation on my heart which should be happening next week. There is nothing more I can say really, I am just sorry for causing all the disappointment to peoples plans for coming to see us. I know people are flying from all over the World to see the shows but there is nothing I can do so please wish me luck and send me some good vibes. We have to look positive on this and I will coming back as strong as before hopefully'”
KISS postponed their show at USANA Amphitheatre in Salt Lake City, UT earlier tonight (September 14) due to Gene Simmons having to undergo a “medical procedure.” This news comes after the band previously postponed their September 16 show at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA until March 6 and their September 20 show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA until March 4. Simmons commented:
“Apologies to the fans in Salt Lake City. We will come back and do the show at a later date. The truth is, I have to fly to LA to do a medical procedure. Nothing serious. But it must be taken care of now. Thank you for your good wishes. All is well.”
KISS have postponed their September 20 show at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, CA until March 4, 2020. The concert was supposed to serve as the final date on the second North American leg of the band’s “End Of The Road” tour. The following statement was issued:
“Due to unforeseen scheduling issues, the KISS: End of the Road Tour concert currently scheduled for September 20 at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles is postponed. The new date for this event will be March 4, 2020. There is nothing you need to do as your tickets will be valid for that new date. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date please reach out to your point of purchase for refund options.”
Lynyrd Skynyrd have postponed this weekend’s shows in Las Vegas, NV and Wheatland, CA due to guitarist Gary Rossington needing more time to recover after undergoing surgery for a leaky heart valve. The Las Vegas show will now take place on October 18 and the Wheatland show will now take place on October 19.
The band issued the below statement:
“Due to illness, Lynyrd Skynyrd must postpone shows for their Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour this weekend. The Friday, Aug. 16, date at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV has been rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 18, and the Saturday, Aug. 17, performance at Toyota Amphitheatre in Wheatland, CA for Saturday, Oct. 19. Bad Company will remain as Co-Headline, special guest for the rescheduled Las Vegas date on Oct. 18. Tickets purchased for the original August 16 and 17 dates will be honored for the rescheduled dates in October.
Guitarist and original member of Lynyrd Skynyrd, Gary Rossington, has been experiencing fatigue and other symptoms related to a leaky heart valve. Rossington underwent a procedure on July 31 to repair the valve. To allow him proper time to recover the band must reschedule the upcoming tour dates. Rossington is expected to make a full recovery.”
Vocalist Johnny Van Zant added:
“We all appreciate the well wishes for Gary and apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. But he can’t wait to come back and perform at 100 percent for the fans. We will see you all soon!”
Ozzy Osbourne has postponed all of his 2019 dates due to injury. While dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia, the singer fell in his Los Angeles home and ended up aggravating previous injuries he sustained in his 2003 ATV accident. The latest incident resulted in him having to undergo surgery last month.
The following statement was issued:
“OZZY OSBOURNE will postpone all his 2019 tour dates, inclusive of shows in North America and Europe, as he recovers from an injury sustained while dealing with his recent bout of pneumonia. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Grammy®-winning singer and songwriter and 2019 Grammy® Special Merit Award recipient fell at his Los Angeles home aggravating years-old injuries (from his 2003 ATV accident) that required surgery last month. OSBOURNE will remain under doctor’s care in Los Angeles as he recovers.
Says OZZY: “I can’t believe I have to reschedule more tour dates. Words cannot express how frustrated, angry and depressed I am not to be able to tour right now. I’m grateful for the love and support I’m getting from my family, my band, friends and fans, it’s really what’s keeping me going. Just know that I am getting better every day…I will fully recover…I will finish my tour…I will be back!”
The shows will be rescheduled beginning in February 2020 and concert-goers are being asked to hold onto their original tickets, as they will be honored for the rescheduled dates. Because some of the 2019 dates were festival appearances, not all will be rescheduled. Below are the new North American dates; the Los Angeles Hollywood Bowl show will be rescheduled in July 2020, exact date TBA. The 2020 UK and European dates will be announced in the coming weeks.
OZZY‘s 2020 dates are below:
DATE CITY VENUE
Wed 5/27 Atlanta, GA State Farm Arena
Fri 5/29 Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
Sun 5/31 Tampa, FL MIDFLORIDA Credit Union
Tue 6/2 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
Thu 6/4 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
Sat 6/6 Hershey, PA Hershey Park Stadium
Thu 6/11 Pittsburgh, PA KeyBank Pavilion
Sat 6/13 Bangor, ME Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion
Tue 6/16 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
Thu 6/18 Hamilton, ON First Ontario Centre
Sat 6/20 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena
Mon 6/22 New York, NY Madison Square Garden Arena
Wed 6/24 St Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
Fri 6/26 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
Sun 6/28 Des Moines, IA Wells Fargo Arena
Wed 7/1 Milwaukee, WI Amer. Family Ins. Amp–Summerfest
Fri 7/3 St Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
Tue 7/7 Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
Thu 7/9 Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
Sat 7/11 Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
Wed 7/15 Portland, OR Moda Center
Fri 7/17 Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
Thu 7/23 Phoenix, AZ Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sat 7/25 San Francisco, CA Shoreline Amphitheatre
Wed 7/29 San Diego, CA North Island Credit Union Amphitheatre
Fri 7/31 Las Vegas, CA MGM Grand Garden Arena
TBA July Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Bowl”
Foo Fighters have postponed their February 15-16 shows at The Fillmore in New Orleans due to a member of the band suffering an unspecified injury. The concerts will now take place on May 15-16.
The group issued the following statement:
“Due to a band member injury, Foo Fighters have been forced to reschedule their February 15-16 opening weekend at The Fillmore in New Orleans.
The February dates have been rescheduled to May 15 & 16.
All tickets for the original dates will be honored.
For those unable to attend the rescheduled dates, refunds will be made available at the original point of purchase. All refund requests must be received no later than end of day Monday, February 18th. No additional refund requests will be processed after this date.
The band apologizes for any inconvenience caused by the rescheduling. They regret that they will no longer be able to christen The Fillmore New Orleans, but promise to bring it in May.”