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Hmm; not a post I wanted to put up, but then, someone’s got to do it.

It’s pretty obvious by now that with cross-border travel restrictions and countries now restricting gatherings, closing venues and bars etc for the immediate to foreseeable future, not a lot of tours and gigs are going to be happening. Many bands are mid-tour and caught up in the chaos and of course, many are turning their attentions home to their loved ones, and who can blame them.

This of course has a knock-on effect on the income of bands & band members, especially the ones closer to the roots level; this being the time when many bands are starting to market new product. And of course there’s similar considerations to those smaller venues and the people who run them and support OUR music.

So, can I take a proposal I saw yesterday from singer/songwriter Benjamin Bassford and expand on it a little. If you were going to see a band and can’t get, buy some merch from their site - you’d probably have done so at the gig anyway. And if you have tickets for a show that’s been cancelled how about not refunding (if reasonable) the ticket; you’ve already paid the venue/promoter…

So far as bands like Aynsley go; check the bands’ websites and the venues sites & social media before you set out (while we’re still allowed to…). Hopefully the Guitar Weekend coming up will go ahead as planned but the following 2 shows in Germany won’t be on. The tour in late April, well let’s wait and see and hope.

However, if you can’t get to a show, stay home, stay safe and crank up the hi-fi all the way to the guy over the road yells out his window at ya…

     

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In the USA and around the world:-
Kelly Clarkson
The April 1 opening of Clarkson’s Las Vegas residency, Invincible, has been postponed until July.

Jonas Brothers
The brothers have cancelled their entire April Las Vegas residency

Thom Yorke
The Radiohead front man postponed the U.S. leg of his tour.

Rage Against the Machine
The Rage Against the Machine reunion tour, slated to begin March 26, is on hold until the summer.

Stormzy
Stormzy had to cancel tour dates in Asia. The London rapper also called off his gig planned for March 5 in Zurich, where the government announced a ban of any events with more than 1,000 people in attendance.

Green Day
Green Day canceled several planned tour dates in countries affected by coronavirus: Singapore, Bangkok, Manila, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Osaka, and Tokyo. The band has not announced plans for the next leg of their tour, which takes them through parts of Europe dealing with the outbreak.

Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam postponed their four-month North American tour. “Again, here in Seattle what we are witnessing we would not wish for anyone,” the group wrote in a statement. “What we do wish for the rest of the country is that they can avoid the harsh negative effects of this and retain their sense of community and take care of one another.”

Kiss
Due to Live Nation cancelling international and domestic tours, it’s the end of the road for the “End of the Road World Tour.” Previously, Kiss canceled all meet and greets as a response to coronavirus concerns.

My Chemical Romance
have dropped the Australian leg of their reunion tour.

The Grand Ole Opry
The iconic Nashville stage that broadcasts the “world’s longest-running radio show” will pause performances involving a live audience, effective March 13. The venue released a statement saying, “During this time, the Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry Show will return to its original format as a live radio broadcast without a live audience.”

 

     

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Well, we’re at the “advisory measures” level now. Everyone should avoid gatherings and crowded places, such as pubs, clubs and theatres. Theatres and music venues around the UK, including the National Theatre, London Palladium and Royal Opera House, have announced they are to close from last night until further notice. Pubs, theatres and music venues have expressed anger about the impact of the government’s new guidance on their businesses. Many have been critical that the prime minister advised people to stay away from social venues while not forcing premises to close, which could have given them financial protection.

Edit - Update; cinema chains are closing their doors from tomorrow (Wed 18th)

In my region, so far Gateshead Sage, Stockton Arc & Darlington Forum have closed up for the duration. Newcastle Theatre Royal closed until April 12th (provisionally).

     

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Cancelled

The Sonics - All upcoming dates
War - May / June dates
William DuVall - March tour
Yelawolf - March tour
Mogwai - April dates
Julian Cope - 19th - 22nd March
Frank Turner - March tour
The Jesus & Mary Chain 19th & 20th March
Santana - SSE Hydro - 26th March
Cirque du Soleil - All events until June cancelled
Mumford & Sons - Royal Albert Hall - 23rd March 2020
UFC Fight Night London: Woodley vs Edwards on Saturday 21st March
Avril Lavigne - All April dates


Rescheduled / Postponed:

M Huncho - All dates
Midland - 23rd - 29th March
Michael Kiwanuka - March dates
Pentatonix - April tour
Andrew Roachford - All dates
Sam Fender - Upcoming dates rescheduled
Francis Rossi - All future tour dates
Lamb Of God - April tour
Lady Pank - 21st March - The O2 Arena
Blossoms - March tour
The Voice in a Million Choir - 17th - 19th March - SSE Arena Wembley
Ateez - 20th March - SSE Arena Wembley
Shreya Ghoshal - 21st & 22nd March - “The concerts will now take place as follows: 29th August - Utilita Arena Birmingham 31st August - The SSE Arena, Wembley Your current tickets will continue to be valid for the new dates. ”
The Jesus & Mary Chain - 21st & 22nd - New dates TBC
Levellers - Rescheduled all March dates - New dates TBC
Boyzlife - all gigs until 30th March - New dates TBC
Stiff Little Fingers - 17th & 27th March - New dates TBC
Country to Country at The O2 and SSE Hydro Glasgow on 13th - 15th March - New date TBC
Ludovico Einaudi at O2 Apollo Manchester on 14th March - New date TBC
Voice in a Million at The SSE Arena, Wembley on 17th - 19th March - New date TBC
Tarja at Electric Ballroom London & Manchester Academy 2 on 17th & 19th March - New dates TBC
Eliza Shaddad at Scala on 19th March - New date TBC
ATEEZ at The SSE Arena, Wembley on 20th March - New date TBC
Shreya Ghoshal at The SSE Arena, Wembley - Sat 21 March - New date 31st August 2020
Midland UK tour from 24th - 28th March - New dates TBC
Mike & The Moonpies at The Islington on 25th March - New date 22nd November 2020 and new venue: Omeara
Santana at The O2 on 27th March - New date TBC
The Who UK Tour from 16th March - 8th April - New date TBC
Maluma at The O2 on 2nd April - New date TBC
Trevor Noah - All upcoming dates - New dates TBC
Agnes Obel at Eventim Apollo on 9th April - New date 4th September 2020
New Hope Club UK tour from 9th - 16th April 2020 - New dates TBC
Evanescence & Within Temptation UK tour - April / May - New dates TBC
Fish UK Tour - 15th - 28th March 2020
Planet Earth II Live In Concerts 26th March - 4th April 2020 - New dates TBC
Elvis Costello - Birmingham Symphony Hall - 16th March 2020 - New dates TBC
Susan Boyle - 21st March Manchester rescheduled to 11th March 2021
25th March E’burgh rescheduled to 1st March 2021
Magnum - 22nd & 24th March
Danny Worsnop - All March dates
Twin Atlantic - All March dates

     

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Update II:- All Jumpin’ Hot Club gigs cancelled until end of April (& Thunder & Rain gig 16th May @ Cluny)
The Cluny - Looks like shows for the next week at least are cancelled or postponed; beyond that into April, looks like several bands have already decided for themselves. Similar story at Stockton’s Georgian Theatre.

Trillians (Newcastle) Not closed, but the roster through April is thinning out.

So far, many other venues seem to be holding out as long as they can (plucky or irresponsible?) but the biggest worry seems to be that Tilerman will actually be able to see his fridge for the first time in quite a while…

     

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Glastonbury called off & Red Rooster rolled back from May to September….

     

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Update III

Duram Gala, Darlington Forum & Sunderland Empire now closed their doors for minimum of 2 weeks.

     

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