List of tours and festivals cancelled due to coronavirus (COVID-19)!

Credit: Ian Taylor

In the wake of WHO (World Health Organization) classifying the ongoing coronavirus outbreak as a pandemic, tours, shows, and festivals across the world have faced unfortunate cancellations.

These decisions, along with being as a result of the continuous widespread of the virus, also come off the back of political decisions and travel restrictions implemented by a number of countries. Many countries have implemented lockdowns and social distancing measures, which simply makes large scale gatherings such as concerts impossible to go ahead.

Touring acts and large scale events have issued statements of their cancellations, and we plan to list those that have been confirmed publicly as they’re announced below.

For ease of finding the information, we’ve listed each one alphabetically by the name of the tour’s headliner and the festival’s name within the month they were intended to begin.

Please note that the list below is not exhaustive for a number of reasons; we’ll only mention acts and events relative to our core readership (rock, punk, metal, etc.), and the increasing volume is hard to completely cover as an independent publication, to name a few.

LAST UPDATED: May 27th, 2020


FEBRUARY 2020

Testament have cancelled their show in Milano, Italy on February 25th.


MARCH 2020

The Acacia Strain have cancelled some of their US dates in March.

After The Burial have cancelled the latter half of their UK/European tour in March.

Against Me! have cancelled their US tour dates in March.

Alazka have cancelled their headline tour of UK/Europe in March and April.

Alkaline Trio and Bad Religion have cancelled the first leg of their US co-headline tour in March and April.

Anti-Flag have cancelled the first leg of their US tour in March.

Attila have cancelled their US tour dates in March and April with the intent to reschedule.

Avril Lavigne has cancelled her UK/European tour in March and April.

Bad Omens have cancelled the latter half of their US tour in March with the hope to reschedule soon.

Billie Eilish has cancelled her headline North America tour in March.

The Birthday Massacre have cancelled their North America tour in March, April and May.

Black Label Society have cancelled the remainder of their headline US tour in March.

Breathe Carolina have cancelled their show in Baltimore on March 13th.

Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) has cancelled his headline US tour in March.

Cabin Boy Jumped Ship have cancelled their UK tour in March after a few dates, with plans to reschedule later in the year.

Car Bomb have cancelled their UK/European tour midway through in March.

Carcass have cancelled tour of Australia in March.

Carnifex and 3TEETH have cancelled their co-headline US tour in March and April.

Cattle Decapitation have cancelled their UK/European tour in March and April.

Chelsea Wolfe has cancelled her UK and European tour in March and April.

Circa Survive have cancelled the first leg of their North America tour which would run through March and April.

Coachella Festival have postponed their 2020 event, moving it from March to October.

Dance Gavin Dance have cancelled their US tour in March and April.

Danny Worsnop (Asking Alexandria) has cancelled his solo UK tour in March, though plans to reschedule.

Dashboard Confessional have rescheduled a number of their 20th anniversary US tour dates from March to June.

Deafheaven have cancelled their 10th anniversary US tour dates in March, April and May.

Decapitated have cancelled the remainder of their European tour in March. All UK dates (excluding Bristol and Southampton) will still go ahead as planned.

Deftones have cancelled their Australia and New Zealand dates in March.

Devin Townsend has cancelled some of his North America tour dates in March.

Download Festival in Australia has been cancelled.

Download Festival in Japan has been cancelled.

DragonForce have cancelled the remainder of their headline US tour in March.

Enterprise Earth have cancelled their Milan, Spain show on March 7th.

Every Time I Die have cancelled their special ‘Hot Damn!’ show in Detroit, Michigan on March 13th.

Frank Turner has cancelled the remainder of his UK shows in March.

Gender Roles have cancelled their UK tour in March and April. It has since been rescheduled for September.

Green Day have cancelled their Asian tour in March.

Guns N’ Roses have cancelled their show in Costa Rica on March 18th.

Haggard Cat have cancelled their headline UK tour in March, with the intent to reschedule.

I Prevail have cancelled the remainder of their UK/European tour dates in March. They have since been rescheduled for September.

Jimmy Eat World have cancelled their Asian tour dates in March.

Killswitch Engage have cancelled the remainder of their US tour dates in March and April.

Korpiklaani have cancelled their UK tour dates in March.

Kvelertak have cancelled part of their UK/European tour in March.

Lacuna Coil have cancelled their Asian tour in March.

Lamb Of God have cancelled their UK/European tour in March and April.

Madball have cancelled their US tour dates in March.

Marilyn Manson has cancelled his show in Hong Kong on March 18th.

My Chemical Romance have cancelled two shows in Japan, and have also cancelled their shows in Australia and New Zealand in March.

Nova Twins have cancelled the remainder of their European tour in March and April.

The Offspring have cancelled their acoustic show in Buenos Aires, Argentina on March 12th.

Papa Roach have cancelled a handful of their European shows in March.

Pearl Jam have cancelled some shows in North America in March and April.

Pengshui have cancelled the remainder of their UK tour in March.

Poppy has cancelled all of her UK/European tour dates in March. They’ve since been rescheduled for December.

PUP have cancelled their show in San Francisco, California in March with plans to reschedule it to October 14th.

Rage Against The Machine have cancelled part of their North American tour in March, April and May.

Rews have cancelled their UK tour dates in March.

Rotting Christ have cancelled their North American tour in March and April, and have rescheduled them for March and April 2021.

Sam Fender has cancelled his UK tour in March, April and May. He’s rescheduled these dates to August and September.

Saxon have cancelled their UK shows in March and rescheduled them for August.

Sepultura have cancelled their US tour dates in March and April.

Set It Off have cancelled all of the tour dates in Italy of their headline UK and European tour in March and April. All other dates will proceed as planned for now.

Silverstein have cancelled the remainder of their 20th anniversary tour dates in Europe in March.

Sleep On It have cancelled the remainder of their US tour dates in March, excluding their two shows in Chicago.

Slipknot have cancelled their Asia tour plans in March.

Sløtface have cancelled their headline tour across the UK/Europe in March and April.

Stiff Little Fingers have rescheduled their dates in Troon and Glasgow from March to July and August, and have cancelled the remainder of their UK tour dates in March with plans to reschedule later in the year.

Supersuckers have cancelled their Italy tour plans in March.

SXSW Festival has been cancelled for 2020.

Tarja has cancelled her tour of the UK/Europe in March.

Third Eye Blind have cancelled their US tour dates in March and rescheduled them to May and June.

Thy Art Is Murder have cancelled their North America tour in March and April.

Tool have cancelled their show in cancelled their show in Eugene, OR on March 12th. They have also cancelled their show in Salt Lake City, UT on March 16th.

Trivium have cancelled their Asia tour plans in March.

Turnover have cancelled their UK shows in London on March 13th and Liverpool on March 14th.

Twin Atlantic have cancelled the remainder of their headline UK tour from March 13th onwards. They’ve since be rescheduled to October.

We Came As Romans have cancelled the US dates of their 10th anniversary tour of their debut album ‘To Plant A Seed’ in March and April. They plan to reschedule them to July.

While She Sleeps, who were midway through their tour of North America, have cancelled the remainder of the dates in March.

The Who have cancelled their UK and Ireland tour in March and April.

William DuVall (Alice In Chains) has cancelled his UK/European tour in March and April.

The Wonder Years have cancelled the remainder of their headline US tour in March.

Yungblud has cancelled his Asia tour dates in March.


APRIL 2020

The Acacia Strain have cancelled their UK/European tour in April.

Avril Lavigne has cancelled her Asia tour in April and May.

Bikini Kill have cancelled their reunion shows in March.

Black Peaks have cancelled their UK tour in April, with plans to reschedule in Autumn.

Creeper have cancelled their UK tour in April and rescheduled it for August.

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest: Philly in April has been cancelled.

Decibel Magazine Tour in North America (Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, Idle Hands) has been cancelled.

Emmure have cancelled their UK/European tour in April.

Enter Shikari have cancelled their album launch shows in the UK, Europe, Moscow and New York.

Evanescence and Within Temptation have cancelled their co-headline tour of UK/Europe in April. It has since been rescheduled for September.

Foo Fighters have cancelled their headline US tour dates in April with plans to reschedule in December.

Frank Turner has cancelled his shows in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and South America in April.

Full Of Hell have cancelled their UK/European tour in April, excluding Roadburn Festival which is currently still set to go ahead.

The Hara have cancelled their UK tour dates in April and May.

Holding Absence have cancelled their European tour in April. This has since been rescheduled for February 2021.

Impericon Festival have cancelled the touring festival in April. It has since been rescheduled to September.

KISS have cancelled the final three US shows of their farewell tour in April and rescheduled them for October.

La Dispute have cancelled their UK/European tour in April and May.

Machine Head have cancelled their UK/European tour to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their album ‘Burn My Eyes’ in April, May and June. It has since been rescheduled for November.

Manchester Punk Festival has been cancelled this year.

Our Hollow, Our Home have cancelled their headline tour across the UK/Europe in April and May.

Parkway Drive have warned fans that their UK/European tour dates may be affected. They’ve since been cancelled and rescheduled for November.

The Plot In You have cancelled their headline tour of the UK/Europe in April.

Shai Hulud have cancelled their UK tour dates in April with the intent to reschedule.

Whitechapel have cancelled their UK/European tour in April and May.

Your Demise have cancelled their show in London on April 5th and rescheduled it to September 3rd.


MAY 2020

A Day To Remember have cancelled their UK and European tour dates in May, including their appearances at Slam Dunk Festival‘s additional dates.

Cold have cancelled their US tour in May.

The Killers have cancelled their UK tour in May and June, and rescheduled them for May and June 2021.

Slam Dunk Festival has been rescheduled to September with the intent to maintain as much of the confirmed line-up as possible.

Vukovi have cancelled their UK/European tour in May, with the intent to reschedule.

Wage War have cancelled their UK/European tour in May, with the intent to reschedule.


JUNE 2020

Download Festival in the UK has been cancelled.

Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled, and will offer 2020 ticket holders with a guaranteed opportunity to purchase tickets for 2021.

The Hella Mega Tour (Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer) dates in the UK and Europe have been cancelled with the intent to reschedule.

My Chemical Romance have cancelled their UK tour dates in June, and have rescheduled for June 2021.

Periphery have cancelled their UK/European tour in June.


JULY 2020

2000 Trees Festival has been cancelled, with the intent to keep as much of same line-up as possible for 2021. Ticket holders can keep and roll them over for 2021.

The Ghost Inside have cancelled their headline show at London’s O2 Brixton Academy, and have rescheduled it to take place on July 3rd 2021.

The Hella Mega Tour (Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer) dates in the US have been cancelled with the intent to reschedule.

UK Tech-Fest has been cancelled, with the intent to keep as much of same line-up as possible for 2021. Ticket holders can keep and roll them over for 2021.


AUGUST 2020

ArcTanGent Festival has been cancelled, with the intent to keep as much of same line-up as possible for 2021. Ticket holders can keep and roll them over for 2021.

Bloodstock Open Air Festival has been cancelled, with the intent to keep as much of same line-up as possible for 2021. Ticket holders can keep and roll them over for 2021.

Reading & Leeds Festival has been cancelled. Ticket holders can keep and roll them over for 2021.

Slipknot have cancelled all of their touring plans this summer, including their inaugural Knotfest UK. Refunds for tickets are being offered.


SEPTEMBER 2020

Biffy Clyro have indefinitely postponed general sales of tickets for their UK/European tour in September and October, along with their Australian dates in January 2021.

Slam Dunk Festival has cancelled the rescheduled dates in September. Ticket holders can keep and roll them over for 2021.


Though some acts have mentioned (or at least implied) that the plan is to postpone the dates, be aware that as to when (or if) these rescheduled dates will happen is largely uncertain as a result of just how uncertain the future of the longevity of coronavirus is at the time of writing.

If you have purchased tickets to any of the events mentioned above, it’s worth referring to your point of purchase directly for further information and advice. Many are offering refunds, whilst others are encouraging ticket holders to retain their tickets which will be honoured at a later date.

The bands involved will no doubt be affected financially by these cancellations, so those who wish to support them in this time are encouraged to purchase official merchandise from them – directly if at all possible.

If you’re in the UK and you suspect that you may have coronavirus, please follow the advice listed on the NHS website.

More information on coronavirus and COVID-19 can also be found on the WHO (World Health Organization) website.