Green Day has canceled a tour of several countries in Asia due to concerns over the spread of the new Covid-19 coronavirus. The punk trio had originally planned to perform in Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Taipei, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan through March. It’s unclear when the dates will be rescheduled.
The band said in a statement on Twitter, “We have unfortunately made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming shows in Asia due to the health and travel concerns with coronavirus. We know it sucks, as we were looking forward to seeing you all, but hold on to your tickets we’ll be announcing the new dates very soon.”
Green Day joins several musical acts across different genres who have changed their touring plans in early 2020 due to the outbreak of the virus. BTS, Stormzy, the Boston Symphony Orchestra and a number of major Asian artists have all canceled or postponed dates in the region due to the ongoing health crisis.
Metal acts Testament, Death Angel and Exodus postponed a show in Milan, Italy last week due to the virus. Italy has the third highest number of cases in the world after China and South Korea.
Green Day's 13th album, Father Of All Motherf**kers, came out last month. The band is next slated to play a string of European festivals in late May and early June before kicking off the Hella Mega tour, also starring Fall Out Boy and Weezer, in mid-June.