NEWS: Slipknot postpone Asia tour plans and Knotfest Japan due to coronavirus!

Credit: Alexandra Crahan-Conway

Masked Iowan nonet Slipknot have regrettably made the decision to postpone their scheduled Asia touring plans along with this year’s Knotfest Japan amid concerns of the growing coronavirus outbreak.

The band took to social media to address the matter, issuing the below statement.

“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 possible experience possible.”

The organisers of Knotfest Japan have also issued a statement regarding the event.

“As a result of the current situation in connection with the coronravirus mandates in Japan and after thorough discussions with KNOTFEST organizers & Slipknot concerning the safety of the fans, artists, staff and everyone involved, we regretfully announce the postponement of KNOTFEST JAPAN 2020 originally scheduled for March 20th 2020 and March 21st 2020 at Makuhari Messe.

We are working with Slipknot and their management team on the new dates and will provide updates and announcements on the KNOTFEST JAPAN website and socials as details are confirmed.

For customers who wish to keep their tickets, please store your purchased tickets in a safe place as they will be valid for the rescheduled dates. For customers who wish to receive a refund, please hold on to your tickets until we announced full details of the refund process.

Slipknot, their management and our entire staff sincerely apologize for any inconveniences this has caused customers who have been looking forward to the festival.”

We have compiled a list of other tours and festivals that have been cancelled as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which we intend to update as and when we can.