Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak, NYHC vets Cro-Mags’ show this past Sunday (15) at New York’s Webster Hall opening for Body Count got cancelled. In response, the band announced that they would be livestreaming a set, dubbed “Cro-Mags: The Quarantine Show,” from SIR Studios in New York City on Sunday.
Said frontman/bassist Harley Flannigan in a statement announcing the stream:
“I had a show with Body Count that got cancelled and I’m really bummed out. But this is just something we’re going to have to deal with right now. The show was supposed to be Sunday night at Webster Hall…Instead, we’re gonna do a Coronavirus Cro-Mags quarantine show, and we’re gonna broadcast it on all my social media platforms on Sunday.”
In a different statement (reported by The PRP), Flannigan talked about the cancelled show, saying:
“I am very unhappy that the show with Body Count this weekend was cancelled by Governor Cuomo – I was really looking forward to it, but I am more sad for the many people who are going to be out of work for who knows how long, and for those who have become ill from this terrible disease.”
He hopes that one day the show will be able to be rescheduled.
“We all must take extra precautions these days, but we will learn how to deal with this like we have learned how to deal with deadly diseases in the past. Be safe, be strong and be smart. The show will be rescheduled, and life will go on. Eventually we will all be “killed by death-” just ask Lemmy. If it’s not one thing it will be another, but life will go on. And so will this show.”
Cro-Mags released their first new music in 19 years last year with the Don’t Give In and From The Grave EPs.
You can watch the archived stream through Facebook Watch now: