The Who is the latest band to scrap its upcoming concerts in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. The band, who was scheduled to launch its UK and Ireland dates on March 16th, has now postponed the dates — including its March 28th Royal Albert Hall show in benefit of their patron charity, the Teenage Cancer Trust. So far, none of the Who's U.S. spring dates, which begin on April 21st in Hollywood, Florida, have been postponed.
The Who's announcement reads in full:
After serious consideration, it is with much regret that The Who have postponed their UK and Ireland tour, due to start next Monday March 16th in Manchester at the Manchester Arena and finishing at Wembley SSE Arena on April 8th. The fans’ safety is paramount and given the developing Coronavirus situation, the band felt that they had no option but to postpone the shows.