Hard Rock and Metal fans across the nation were chomping at the bit for news about the big summer tour that was coming from Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts. With the Coronavirus Pandemic still a national threat, large gatherings of this kind were getting cancelled left and right. We’ve just learned that this tour is indeed postponed and the official statement can be gleaned below. See you at the close.
The Press Release:
We wanted to continue to communicate with our fans and update you with valid information as it becomes available. The official decision has been made to move all 2020 North American Stadium Tour dates into the summer of 2021. The new stadium dates are being rescheduled, your tickets will be honored for all postponed shows and refund policy information will be made available shortly. Stay tuned, be safe and we will see you next year. – Mötley Crüe Continue reading Motley Crue/Def Leppard “The Stadium Tour” Postponed Until 2021→
Paul Booth’s name is not only famous from the world of tattooing but also in the Metal music and art scene. The ongoing issues with the Coronavirus, have forced Booth to make a decision about his current space and below you will find his official statement on the matter and the future.
Due to COVID-19 and the current economic struggle we are all facing, I have had to close down our current premises housing Last Rites Tattoo Theatre, Last Rites Gallery, and Booth Gallery. I am taking the next year to let the situation play out and plan to reopen in 2021 at a brand new location.
Though it’s already been a month since I shared the trailer for Marvel’s “Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Final Season, it feels like it was only yesterday. Hopefully you’ve seen that clip but if not just click HERE to rectify the error. The final season begins tonight so check your local listings and get that DVR programmed or VCR if you are still rocking it old school. Considering that most of NYC is still on lockdown, I will be home to watch but will be using the time to keep programming other posts and will likely watch over coffee in the AM. Let’s examine the previous season happenings and the cast and poster.
The Metal World just received the news that the famed ProgPower USA Festival for 2020 had been cancelled (discussed HERE) and now, the holiday weekend ends with similar news from the Eluveitie Camp about their scheduled Fall tour. Read on down below for the bands statement as secured from their Facebook Page.
Dear fellow metalheads, You all have probably already suspected it – and it is with a heavy and bleeding heart that we have to confirm your apprehension: Due to the current covid-19 pandemic we are now forced to cancel our upcoming North American tour. Continue reading Eluveitie Cancels North American Fall Tour→
Due to ongoing restrictions regarding social gathering amid the COVID-19 pandemic, ProgPower USA XXI has been postponed. The festival will return to Center Stage in Atlanta, September 8-11, 2021. Refunds for all four days will be available for the next thirty (30) days. Tickets will automatically transfer to the new dates after that. Any refunded tickets will immediately be placed back on sale for the sold-out event.
ProgPower USA promoters have worked hard over the past several weeks to ensure there is minimal roster disruption next year. We are pleased to announce 19 of 21 bands across all four days have confirmed their participation in 2021. For further details regarding the serious financial implications of the postponement, roster change details, and the possible effect on the future of the festival, please view a video message from promoter, Glenn Harveston. Thank you for your patience, support, and understanding during this trying time for everyone.
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Part of me feels that 2020 is over because touring event cancellations are no longer new news based on the continuing issues surrounding mass assembly and the still in progress viral outbreak. I continue to post updates about these happenings being cancelled or postponed for the year because the readership needs to be kept in the know and especially if they need the hard-earned expended funds back during this time. I know that I am close to being cash-strapped myself because of this mess and hope that all of our friends out there are being smart and staying careful. I look forward to seeing everyone in healthier times and I extend a virtual high-five to you all and raise the horns in your direction while sporting a protective mask. See you next time. Good luck to all those involved with the PPUSA event. We really hope to attend one of these days.