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Slipknot Cancel Asian Tour Over Coronavirus Concerns

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Slipknot have joined the growing number of musical acts that have canceled touring plans as a result of the novel coronavirus, Covid-19.

The band announced moments ago that their entire Asian tour, scheduled to take place later this month and set to include their own two-day Knotfest Japan festival, would be postponed.

The band posted the following message to social media:

“In light of global health concerns, Slipknot have decided to postpone their upcoming Asian tour, including Knotfest Japan. While decisions like this are not easy, the safety and well-being of the band’s fans always comes first. Furthermore in this case, the bands and artists, crew and local employees are also equally effected, and as such, this was the only responsible decision that could be made. Slipknot and Knotfest will both return to Asia very soon. And at such time that everyone can be ensured of the best experience possible.”

A separate statement about Knotfest Japan indicated that fans were welcome to either hold onto their tickets for a rescheduled event or request a refund, the details of which will be provided soon.

As of Wednesday, March 4, 95,400 people worldwide had contracted the coronavirus and 3,280 have died, all but 268 of them in mainland China, according to The New York Times. 1,036 cases and 6 deaths have been confirmed in Japan.

The canceled Slipknot dates are as follows:

Mar 20 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan
Mar 21 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan
Mar 24 – Singapore – Singapore Rockfest
Mar 27 – Jakarta, Indonesia Hammersonic Festival
Mar 29 – Manila, Philippines – Amoranto Stadium

The band has the following dates still on the books for the rest of 2020:

May 16 – Columbus, OH — Sonic Temple Festival (festival)

With A Day to Remember, Underoath, and Code Orange:

May 30 Syracuse, NY – St. Joseph’s Health Amphitheater at Lakeview [tickets]
May 31 Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center [tickets]
June 02 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden [tickets]
June 04 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron [tickets]
June 05 Montreal, QC – Centre Bell [tickets]
June 06 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage [tickets]
June 08 Clarkston, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre [tickets]
June 10 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena [tickets]
June 12 Memphis, TN – FedExForum [tickets]
June 14 Orlando, FL – Amway Center [tickets]
June 15 West Palm Beach, FL – iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre [tickets]
June 17 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion [tickets]
June 18 Alpharetta, GA – Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [tickets]
June 20 Birmingham, AL – Oak Mountain Amphitheatre [tickets]
June 22 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion [tickets]
June 23 Austin, TX – Germania Insurance Amphitheater [tickets]
June 25 The Woodlands, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [tickets]

Aug 01 – Wacken, Germany – Wacken Open Air (festival)
Aug 10 – Barcelona, Spain – Knotfest at Sea (festival)
Aug 22 – Milton Keynes, United Kingdom – Knotfest UK (festival)

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