Fleshgod Apocalypse Postpone North American Tour Due to Coronavirus
Italian symphonic metallers Fleshgod Apocalypse just announced via press release that their upcoming North American tour, which was set to feature a string quartet performing with them on stage, has been postponed as a result of the new coronavirus, COVID-19. The tour will be rescheduled to “a later date to be announced as plans are confirmed,” with information regarding tickets for the postponed run to be issued soon. The Agonist were set to be the openers.
The band’s entire native country of Italy remains on lockdown, as one of the current hot-beds for the virus, with 10,149 confirmed cases and 631 deaths, according to Worldometer.
That said, it’s likely that Fleshgod’s cancelation is the first of many U.S. metal tours we’ll see taken down as the coronavirus continues its spread around the world, regardless of a band’s home country. Worldwide, 122,289 cases have been confirmed with 4,389 deaths. In the U.S., where the first case was detected only 10 days ago, there are already 1,016 confirmed cases and 31 deaths.
Fleshgod Apocalypse’s statement reads in full:
“It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the postponement of our upcoming tour in North America with the Veleno String Quartet and The Agonist. This has been decided upon due to current entry restrictions in the United States, following recent cases of coronavirus in Italy.
“We’re absolutely devastated about the delay, but we’re already working to reschedule the tour for late Summer/early Fall (exact dates coming soon).
“We know that there are so many people waiting for us in the US and Canada and we can’t wait to see you. We’ll keep you updated as shows are being rebooked, after which the show tickets and VIP tickets will be honored. So please stay tuned for further developments.
“To the many of you asking how you can help support during this time, merch purchases always help and will be used to get us back up to speed and on the road. You can check out our store here: shop.fleshgodapocalypse.com
“Thank you guys so much for the immense support. We’ll see you on the road, sooner than you think!”
Continue to stay safe out there, people: wash your hands frequently and avoid places where large amounts of people congregate if you can.