Sepultura, Within Temptation, Acacia Strain, Thy Art is Murder, As I Lay Dying, etc. cancel shows

Posted by on March 13, 2020

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While we just found out about Killswitch Engage, Deafheaven, and Magnum, we already have the next batch of cancellations. We urge fans to help bands who are hurting from the cancellations by buying their album and merch. 


A few days ago, Sepultura insisted their tour with Sacred Reich, Crowbar and Art of Shock was still on. Sadly, as this pandemic continues to expand via restrictions, the tour has been pushed to the fall:

Sepulnation, due to the development of the Coronavirus situation, we have been forced to postpone our North America tour until the fall. It was not an easy decision, but we need to take care of each other. This is like you understand far beyond our control. Rescheduled dates will be announced soon, stay tuned. Thank you for your understanding and listen to “Quadra”!”


Evanescence and Within Temptation have postponed their Worlds Collide European tour:

Evanescence shared the following:

“As many of you have already predicted, it is beyond our control that our upcoming European tour will have to be postponed. The show WILL go on, and we are already busy locking in the new dates for this fall. We are disappointed to make you wait, but fully agree that your health, safety and lives are more important than a concert. We will be releasing the first new music from our new album very soon, and are going to turn our full focus toward that till the show can go on. Stay tuned for new dates and new music. We love you!”


Within Temptation issued the following statement:

“Dear Resisters, We are sorry to announce that our European tour will be postponed. Nevertheless we will continue the preparation for the most kick ass tour ever and have some more good new: new WT material will see the daylight before the tour starts. We can’t wait to see you all again. In the meantime take care & be Safe.”


Thy Art is Murder have cancelled their North American tour with Fit For An Autopsy, Enterprise Earth, and Aversions Crown, Une Misère and Extinction AD has been cancelled: 

“North America:

We are very saddened to bring the news to you today that this leg of the Human Target tour is cancelled, effective immediately.

We will keep you up to speed with future plans as more information becomes available, but given the sudden circumstances it may be some time before we can begin to make a financial recovery and commit to extensive touring options.

All of your favorite bands, now more than ever, need your support. The best and fastest way you can do this is by picking up a shirt from one of their online stores. These sorts of funds are the ones that pass through to a band the fastest and will help to keep them going through this down season, a roof over their family, and food in their children’s mouths.

We understand this infectious plague is spreading rapidly and negatively affecting more of us each and every day. We encourage all of you to look after yourselves properly, maintain hygienic practices and social distances, and pay attention to all governing and medical advisories.

We’re so sorry, we feel like we’ve let you all down but there’s nothing more we can do.

All our love, TAIM 🖤”


The Acacia Strain announced their North American Tour is still on, for now. However, their upcoming European/UK tour has been cancelled. 

The group issued the following statement:

“While all North American tour dates remain in place, we have some unfortunate news regarding our upcoming EU/UK tour. Due to the uncertainty surrounding potential bans on some public gatherings in the UK and Europe, we are obliged to cancel our upcoming tour overseas. Of course, we are saddened to make this announcement. Our goal will be to return as soon as possible, as scheduling and circumstances permit. Once again, all North American tour dates remain in place.”

As I Lay Dying are forced to cancel their headlining European trek with Whitechapel and Emmure:

To all of our European fans,

With the postponement of the Impericon Festivals and all of the limitations imposed as a result of this global pandemic, we are unfortunately left with no choice but to cancel our upcoming headline dates in April.

We were really looking forward to these shows. However we realize that health and safety must come first at this time. So we’ll be looking to reschedule these dates in the near future.

For now, thanks for your understanding and please take care of yourselves. We look forward to seeing you all again soon.

With love and gratitude,

As I Lay Dying”



Decapitated’s current UK/European tour w/ Beyond Creation, Ingested, Lorna Shore, and Viscera is still happening. However, they were forced to cancel shows during the trek:

“To all our fans in Bristol and Southampton: despite the announcement that we published earlier today about all the UK shows going ahead, because of new information we, unfortunately, need to cancel these 2 shows as well.

We are sorry for the confusion and apologize to everyone who was still planning on coming to these shows.

We hope to be back soon!

👉 Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham are still taking place, featuring Decapitated, Beyond Creation, Lorna Shore and Viscera!

Birmingham is sold out, but tickets are still available at the door for Glasgow and Manchester.

We hope to see you there!”


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