My Chemical Romance is the latest band to postpone tour dates due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The reunited “Helena” rockers have pushed back their two shows in Japan, which were originally scheduled for later this month.
“The promoter of our Japan shows suggested that we postpone the shows in Japan for the safety of the public, and we are heeding that advice,” MCR writes in a statement.
New dates are in the process of being rescheduled, which My Chem hopes to announce “soon.”
“We are terribly sad to postpone, and even more distressed about what is happening the world over,” the band writes. “Take good care and we hope to see you all as soon as possible. Please be good to each other.”
Prior to the Japan dates, My Chemical Romance is scheduled to play the Download Australia festival next week. In a statement to NME on Tuesday, reps for Download Australia said that the event is “proceeding as planned.”
MCR’s U.S. reunion tour, which launches in September, is so far unaffected.
Artists including Pearl Jam, Green Day and Slipknot have canceled or postponed tour dates due to coronavirus. Additionally, the Rage Against the Machine-headlined Coachella has been moved to October, while the 2020 South by Southwest festival was canceled.
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