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Increasing number of tour dates postponed amid coronavirus concerns

Concerts and tour dates continue to get cancelled and postponed as the coronavirus rages on, with Foo Fighters’ lead man Dave Grohl telling fans “let’s do this right and rain check s**t.”

The American rock band have postponed their April dates of the 2020 Van Tour to December, adding that it was an easy decision. Grohl, the band’s lead singer, famously continued to tour with a broken leg after falling off stage in Sweden in 2015.

Grohl said in a statement: “Remember me? The guy who wouldn’t even postpone a show when my goddamn leg was falling off? Well, playing a gig with a sock full of broken bones is one thing, but playing a show when your health and safety is in jeopardy is another.”

Joining the Foo Fighters in their postponement to December is The National, who have delayed their upcoming Australian tour dates in light of the travel restrictions and bans of gatherings with more than 500 people.

The National said all previously purchased Australian tour tickets will be honoured at the rescheduled dates.

The Killers have now delayed ticket sales for their upcoming shows due to the coronavirus outbreak.

The American band told its fans that tickets have not gone on sale yet because “the news is changing every hour around coronavirus,” and that they want their fans “to stay focused on prevention and remaining safe and cautious right now.”

The statement continued: “In addition, once we go on sale, we will be providing a portion of our ticketing income to local organisations who help people whose services industry jobs are impacted by the coronavirus in each of our tour cities.

Other postponements and cancellations include progressive-metal band Dream Theater, Craig David, Louis Tomlinson and Jamie Cullum, among others.

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