The next wave of cancellations/postponements due to the coronavirus pandemic involves this year’s Record Store Day, Cold, Lamb of God’s European tour, Carcass, and more. However, we can always count on punk rock as The Exploited’s Australian tour kicks off today (13th), and they plan to see it through.
You can read their statement below:
I have had 5 heart attacks a quad heart bypass and a heart pace maker fitted. Cancel gigs for a virus? We ain’t fucking Green Day piss – We are the real deal. No danger will we be cancelling our upcoming gigs. Punks Not Dead!”
– Wattie The Exploited”
Despite recently announcing their Different Kind of Touri, Cold has decided to postpone their tour:
“The well-being of our fans and our families have always been our top priority. And as broken-hearted as we are to do this, out of caution and due to increasing concerns over this virus, COLD will be postponing our “Different Kind of Tour” until further notice.
We thank all of you for understanding and supporting us during these unforeseen circumstances. Please stay safe. This too shall pass and hopefully, for all of the artists who had dates coming up, who had to cancel…. hopefully we’ll all be back out there soon.
While we wait for new dates to be booked, if you’d like a refund on your VIP tickets, please reach out to Sound Rink directly.
This all just happened today, so we are discussing options with promoters and venues to discuss new dates and/or refunding tickets for those who have already purchased. Again, this is a postponement. Not a cancellation.
We are going to continue to stay updated on this as we get more information. We will keep #Coldarmy informed.
We love you, COLD”
This year’s record store day has officially been pushed to June:
“Record Store Day is a worldwide event celebrating record stores and their place in the community. In the interest of being good members of those local, national and worldwide communities, we’ve decided to move the date of Record Store Day 2020 to JUNE 20.
The basic plan is to shift everything to that date, but there are a lot of people and things involved with a worldwide event like this, and a lot of moving pieces, so be nice to your record store if they don’t have an immediate answer to your questions. We’re all working on, well, everything.
Following the cancellation of this year’s Download Australia along with government regulations, Carcass are forced to cancel their Australian tour:
“This SUCKS, but can’t be helped…
“Due to the very unfortunate circumstances surrounding the DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL cancellation and now the newly enforced government regulations, SOUNDWORKS TOURING regrets to inform the public that all appearances on the scheduled CARCASS Australian tour have been cancelled.
This has been an incredibly difficult decision to make, but one we now have no choice in.
Ticket purchasers will receive a refund via point of purchase.
We urge everyone to please be patient during the refund process.
We sincerely apologise for all disappointment and inconvenience caused by these decisions made.
We are 100% committed to rescheduling a headlining CARCASS tour to a later time frame when world health concerns settle.
March 20 – Melbourne, Download Festival
March 21 – Sydney, Download Festival
March 24 – Hobart, Altar
March 25 – Brisbane, The Triffid
March 26 – Adelaide, Lion Arts Factory
March 28 – Perth, Slayfest”