Coronavirus Forces Testament, Exodus and Death Angel Show Cancelation


I haven’t been following the coronavirus spread as closely as some — I’m of the mind that a lot of the media surrounding it has been sensationalist (cough), and I’ll worry about if and when it gets to NYC — but it sure is scary when you stop to think about it, eh? And it seems more or less inevitable that we’ll all have to alter our lives in some way because of it, big or small.

The coronavirus infiltrated our little metal corner of the universe yesterday when Testament, Exodus and Death Angel, who are currently touring Europe together, announced that their gig today, February 25, in Milan, Italy has been canceled. Over two hundred Italians have been diagnosed with the coronavirus since late last week and five have died, mostly in the northern region of Lombardy (where Milan is). The venue where the tour was scheduled to play, the Live Club of Trezzo, has canceled all upcoming events through at least March 1 under orders by the President of the Lombardy Region. Many towns in the region are in full lockdown mode with residents prevented from leaving or entering, and public events at which large numbers of people gather, such as concerts, have been taken down en masse.

Testament and Exodus both re-posted a press release issued by the club while Death Angel announced the news with a brief message of their own on Instagram, saying “We’re sorry to announce that the show in Milano, Italy has been CANCELED, due to an outbreak of the coronavirus. But the show must go on! Tonight we’re in Zurich, Switzerland! See you in the pit!”

As of right now, the tour is simply bypassing Milan and proceeding as planned as no other Italian dates were scheduled. We’ll let you know if anything changes. The three bands on the run already had a rough go of it earlier on when a significant amount of their gear was damaged aboard a ferry that brought the tour through a fierce storm from Sweden to Finland.

Remaining European tour dates are posted below, followed by Testament’s North American dates this coming spring with The Black Dahlia Murder and Municipal Waste:

Feb 27: Barcelona, Razzmatazz ES [tickets]
Feb 28: Madrid, Palacio Vistalegre ES [tickets]
Feb 29: Toulouse, Bikini FR [tickets]
Mar 01: Paris, Elysee Montmartre FR [tickets]
Mar 03: Bristol, O2 Academy UK [tickets]
Mar 04: Dublin, National Stadium IE [tickets]
Mar 06: London, The Forum UK [tickets]
Mar 07: Manchester, Academy UK [tickets]
Mar 08: Glasgow, Barrowland UK [tickets]
Mar 10: Brussels, AB BE [tickets]
Mar 11: Hannover, Capitol DE [tickets]

with The Black Dahlia Murder and Municipal Waste:

4/20/2020 Phoenix, AZ @ The Van Buren [tickets]
4/21/2020 Albuquerque, NM @ El Rey [tickets]
4/23/2020. Houston, TX @ House Of Blues [tickets]
4/24/2020 Dallas, TX @ House Of Blues [tickets]
4/25/2020 Oklahoma City, OK @ Diamond Ballroom [tickets]
4/26/2020 Austin, TX @ Emo’s [tickets]
4/28/2020 Pensacola, FL @ Vinyl Music Hall [tickets]
4/29/2020 Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade [tickets]
4/30/2020 Raleigh, NC @ The Ritz [tickets]
5/02/2020 Mexico City, MX ^ Festival – TESTAMENT only [tickets]
5/05/2020 Silver Springs, MD @ The Fillmore [tickets]
5/06/2020 Philadelphia, PA @ TLA [tickets]
5/07/2020 Huntington, NY @ The Paramount [tickets]
5/08/2020 Sayreville, NJ @ Starland Ballroom [tickets]
5/09/2020 Boston, MA @ House Of Blues [tickets]
5/10/2020 Montreal, QC @ M’Telus [tickets]
5/11/2020 Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Hall [tickets]
5/13/2020. Pittsburgh, PA @ Roxian Theatre [tickets]
5/14/2020 Detroit, MI @ Saint Andrew’s Hall [tickets]
5/15/2020 Columbus, OH ^ Festival – TESTAMENT only [tickets]
5/16/2020 Joliet, IL @ The Forge [tickets]
5/17/2020 Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore [tickets]
5/19/2020 Denver, CO @ Summit Music Hall [tickets]
5/20/2020 Salt Lake City, UT @ The Depot [tickets]
5/22/2020 Portland, CA @ Roseland Theater [tickets]
5/23/2020 Vancouver, BC * w/o MUNICIPAL WASTE [tickets]
5/24/2020 Seattle, WA * w/o MUNICIPAL WASTE [tickets]
5/24/2020 Las Vegas, NV @ Punk Rock Bowling + Festival – MUNICIPAL WASTE only [tickets]
5/26/2020 Sacramento, CA @ Ace Of Spades [tickets]
5/27/2020 San Diego, CA @ House Of Blues [tickets]
5/28/2020 Anaheim, CA @ House Of Blues [tickets]
* – MUNICIPAL WASTE not appearing
^ – Festival – TESTAMENT only
+ – Festival – MUNICIPAL WASTE only

[via Blabbermouth]

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