Two more big acts postpone their shows due to the Coronavirus and the struggle to contain it — Elton John and the Foo Fighters.
On the band’s official Twitter account, the Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl addressed his fans saying that out of concern for their health, the band postponed dates of its Van tour. The Phoenix show was moved from April 12th to December 5th, Albuquerque was moved from April 14th to December 3rd, and Oklahoma City was moved from April 16th to December 1st. Later shows in April and May are still to be rescheduled.
The singer mentioned his refusal to postpone a show after he broke his leg but stated that this is another thing. “The lights and stage are in the trucks, ready to go,” wrote Grohl. “The SECOND we are given the go-ahead, we’ll come tear s**t up like we always do Promise.”
Meanwhile, Elton John’s shows on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour from March 26th to May 2nd have been put off also. “This tough decision has been made with the safety and well-being of his fans put to the fore, at a time when health services are under increased pressure and with the concern that these gatherings risk accelerating the spread of the Coronavirus [COVID-19],” John stated.