Sadly, this kind of news was almost expected. Not only has the Coronavirus Pandemic outbreak caused postponement of numerous tour dates and special events, but its also found a large number of them being cancelled in full. Read on down below for this statement from Finland’s Insomnium.
With heavy hearts we inform you that we are forced to cancel this North American tour after just one show. All these government actions, bans and restrictions to fight the Corona virus are basically cancelling our shows and shutting down the country so there is nothing we can do.
We came all the way here and really tried to make this tour happen. But the situation has quickly gotten a lot worse during the last 48 hours. This is very sad and frustrating for us but also a huge financial disaster for both Insomnium and Omnium Gatherum. Right now we don’t know how we can continue.
All tickets will be refunded. Please contact the place where you bought your ticket.
Once we get home we will think about how we can salvage the financial situation of both bands. We will try to come up with some sort of fundraising campaign or something. We are going to need the help of our fans. If we can get past these difficult times we will try to make this same tour happen again in the future.
Stay safe, wash your hands, stay calm.
Insomnium & Omnium Gatherum
The Cancelled Tour Dates:
March 13 – New York, NY – Gramercy Theatre
March 14 – Worcester, MA – Palladium
March 15 – Montreal, Canada – Foufounes Electriques
March 16 – Sherbrooke, Canada – Bar Le Magog
March 17 – Quebec, Canada – Le D’Auteuil
March 18 – Toronto, Canada – Mod Club Theatre
March 20 – Newport, KY – Thompson House
March 21 – Milwaukee, WI – Club Garibaldi
March 22 – Joliet, IL – The Forge
March 23 – Saint Paul, MN – Amsterdam Bar and Hall
March 24 – Winnipeg, Canada – The Park Theatre
March 25 – Regina, Canada – The Exchange
March 26 – Edmonton, Canada – The Starlite Room
March 27 – Calgary, Canada – Dickens
March 28 – Vancouver, Canada – Rickshaw Theatre
March 29 – Seattle, WA – El Corazon
March 31 – Oakland, CA – Oakland Metro
April 1 – West Hollywood, CA – Whiskey A Go Go
April 2 – San Diego, CA – Brick By Brick
April 3 – Santa Ana, CA – Malone’s
April 4 – Mesa, AZ – Club Red
April 5 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar & Billiards
April 6 – Salt Lake City, UT – Liquid Joe’s
April 7 – Denver, CO – Herman’s Hideaway
April 10 – Austin, TX – Come and Take It Live
April 11 – Houston, TX – Scout Bar
April 13 – Tampa, FL – Crowbar
April 14 – Margate, FL – O’Malley’s Sports Bar
April 15 – Orlando, FL – Backbooth
April 16 – Atlanta, GA – The Masquerade
April 17 – Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
April 18 – Baltimore, MD – Fish Head Cantina
Markus Hirvonen – Drums
Ville Friman – Guitars and vocals
Niilo Sevänen – Vocals and bass
Markus Vanhala – Guitars
Jani Liimatainen – Guitars and vocals
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Now its without question that everyone’s health is the most important thing, its also very important to see what kind of damage this will cause to a band such as the ones involved on this package. These are all bands that have daytime jobs that they do when not on the road and not only are the Visa costs wasted on this go round but also the chance to keep their respective projects funded. We’re not dealing with the massive financials of bands like Iron Maiden and Disturbed here but more or less your regular dude or dudette who scrimp and stockpile financials to bring you the best in Metal entertainment. Here is how you can help if you didn’t see where this was headed. Order their music online via tools like Amazon or support it in your local retailer shop that specializes in such items. Shirts, patches, stickers and more will go a long way in helping these sorts of bands recoup some money. This is a terrible time for people in general but especially for the pursuits that get us through the day. Closing up I also say stay healthy, wash your hands and give a thumb’s up or peace sign instead of shaking anyone’s hand. Cheers.