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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

This Just In: ProgPower USA XXI Postponed due to COVID-19

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The Statement:
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.

Official Website: http://progpowerusa.com/

Megadeth Postpones Summer Leg Of “The Tour Of The Year”

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Let’s start the morning with something from our “no surprise here” file with the news that the upcoming “Metal Tour Of The Year” that featured Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium and In Flames has been postponed. Read on down below.

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The Statement:
The summer leg of the Metal Tour of the Year with Megadeth and Lamb of God, plus special guests Trivium and In Flames, is being rescheduled to 2021. As soon as the new dates are finalized we’ll share the updated schedule, and all tickets will be honored accordingly. If you are a ticket holder and would prefer a refund, please visit livenation.com/refund for information on how and when you can claim your refund. We do not have an update on the fall leg of the tour but will share any further updates and information as we receive it. We look forward to returning to the stage.
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Slipknot Cancels Knotfest Roadshow USA, Knotfest UK and Knotfest at Sea

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The Statement:
Unfortunately Slipknot’s summer 2020 touring, including the North American Knotfest Roadshow, Knotfest UK and Knotfest at Sea, will not be happening. Information on Knotfest at Sea will be coming soon. The band looks forward to performing for its fans again, and will do so when everyone’s safety can be assured. All ticket holders will be emailed directly by their point of purchase, Knotfest At Sea purchasers will be contacted with postponement information.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sadly the touring cancellations are no longer new news. I was looking forward to the NYC show and seeing Slipknot decimate the place but in truth, safety is the paramount mission right now. Right now there aren’t any rescheduled dates to share with you but as soon as we learn of anything I will add the updates to our Events Calendar. What do you think about this news? Chime in down below in the comments. See you next time with hopefully a different sort of announcement.

Official Website: http://www.slipknot1.com
Official Website: http://www.knotfest.com

Amorphis Cancels “Tales From The Thousand Lakes” Tour Due To Covid-19 Pandemic

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Cancellation announcements are pretty much the standard at the moment due to the continuing problems from the damned Coronavirus Pandemic and now this news from Finland’s own Amorphis who were planning on an exciting run of dates. Read on.

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The Statement:
Dear fans in USA and Canada. Amorphis is sad to announce that due to the Covid-19 also our ”Tales From The Thousand Lakes” anniversary-tour is cancelled. We were optimistic to the very end but it looks like there’s not going to be any tours for quite a while now. However, the anniversary-tour will happen. A rescheduling of the tour dates is planned but obviously not set yet as nobody knows how long this pandemia is going to take. The most important thing now is to take care or each others and families. See you soon friends, we all are going to get through these hard times! For ticket refunds please contact your ticket provider.
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