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Tour and Festival announcements. Also featured are the themed musical cruise excursions that our demographic rally behind.

KISS Postpones Remaining European “End Of The Road” Tour Dates Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

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Though I realize that cancellation announcements are no longer a surprise to the Metal Legions, I will keep them coming to keep you all in the awareness because sometimes we forget that we have tickets to things and lose track of them. The precarious state of affairs in our world today with the virus still out there and now daily protesting in the streets of cities everywhere comes news from “The Hottest Band In The World” KISS!!!

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The Statement:
We are postponing all the remaining European dates of the #EndOfTheRoad tour that were set to take place through June and July 2020. We’ll continue monitoring the global situation and will reschedule the dates as soon as possible. Ticket holders can hold on to existing tickets for rescheduled dates or contact ticket outlets for options.
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Tool’s Official Statement On Postponed Concerts

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The Press Release:
TOOL has issued the following statement regarding their postponed concerts (original dates listed below):

“As so many music lovers have come to realize over the last several weeks, there is no playbook that artists, promoters and venues can pull from in these unprecedented times.

When we played what would be our final show of 2020, March 11 at Portland’s Moda Center, we believed we would be back on the road sometime this Fall. As we worked towards that goal we’ve come to realize that there is absolutely no certainty in re-scheduling dates for this Fall or 2021. State and local ordinances vary widely and no one can predict when high capacity events will safely return.

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Tool by Travis Shinn

At the same time that we were working to reschedule this tour, we read your messages. Messages of job losses, illness, emotional and financial pain. We could continue to postpone or reschedule dates for some time into 2021 but ethically, we do not think this is the right course of action. In our opinion, tying up our fans’ money for months, if not a full year, is unfair. With that in mind, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the tour so we can help support the people who have supported us for years.

Please know, we want nothing more than to return to the road, to play these songs for you and to celebrate our shared recovery. When the time is right, we will do just that.

In the coming days you will receive an email from the ticketing service you purchased tickets through notifying you of the event cancellation and when to expect your refund.”

Impacted Dates:
March 12: Eugene, OR @ Matthew Knight Center
March 14: Boise, ID @ Ford Idaho Center Arena
March 16: Salt Lake City, UT @ Maverik Center
April 16: Miami, FL @ American Airlines Arena
April 17: Orlando, FL @ Amway Center
April 19: Tampa, FL @ Amalie Arena
April 21: Charlotte, NC @ Spectrum Center
April 22: Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
April 24: Baltimore, MD @ Royal Farms Arena
April 25: Uniondale, NY @ Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
April 28: Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
April 29: Quebec City, QC @ Videotron Centre
May 1: Wilkes Barre, PA @ Mohegan Sun Arena
May 2: Buffalo, NY @ KeyBank Centre
May 4: Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center
May 5: Grand Rapids, MI @ Van Andel Arena
May 29: Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
May 31: Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
June 2: Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
June 4: Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place
June 6: Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center
June 7: Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
June 9: Madison, WI @ Kohl Center
June 10: Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Center
June 13: St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center
June 16: Wichita, KS @ INTRUST Bank Arena
June 17: Oklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Center
June 19: Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmoor World Arena
June 22: Sacramento, CA @ Golden 1 Center
June 23: San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: More sad news but you readers should be used to this by now. I missed Tool during their last go round since it was a hot show and very difficult to work out and bring you the scoop about it. Oh well, there is always next time….provided there actually is a next time for big shows at big packed to the gills venues. I remain hopeful because this has been a year of WTF for so many of us but as noted all of these shifts and changes and cancellations are based on organizers wanting their audience alive for the next go round. As I close this up I wonder were you supposed to see Tool during the Spring into the Summer? Chime in down below and I will see you next time around.

Official Website: http://www.toolband.com

Battle Beast Announce Worldwide Live Stream This Month

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I’ve been doing my best to keep the masses informed in regards to the tour and special event cancellations and the streaming experiences that seem to pop up on a regular basis based on the aforementioned postponements. With that being said, the Finnish band Battle Beast revealed that they too will be embarking on a special live stream event and this one follows the one that we announced from The 69 Eyes by happening the following day. The visual and details are below for your perusal and the scoop about the one from The Helsinki Vampires can be examined by clicking HERE.

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The Scoop:
Battle Beast – Worldwide Live Stream
27.6.2020 showtime 20:00 (EET)
From Kulttuuritalo, Helsinki (House Of Culture)
Tickets 9,90€ / 15,90€: https://bit.ly/bb-stream-concert
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Motley Crue/Def Leppard “The Stadium Tour” Postponed Until 2021

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.

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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
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Eluveitie Cancels North American Fall Tour

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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.

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The Statement:
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.
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