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Coronavirus outbreak forces Iggy Pop to change tour plans


Iggy Pop has been forced to reschedule a string of tour dates based on health precautions following the outbreak of coronavirus.

Pop, who was due to perform a string of dates in France throughout April, has rescheduled the dates for September in the hope that the current pandemic will be under control.

“Due to increasing measures being introduced by authorities to protect public health in the wake of coronavirus outbreak, the following French dates are rescheduled,” Pop’s team confirmed.

“I was damn excited about these gigs,” Pop said in a statement. “So we just have to wait and I apologise to Montpellier and Besancon where we couldn’t get venues, I’ll make it up to you somehow.”

The ongoing epidemic of coronavirus disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of March 12th, 2020, more than 126,135 cases have been confirmed, of which more than 8,000 were classified as serious.

With more than 4,630 people having died from the virus, most of which have come in different provinces of China, coronavirus has now spread to 110 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and North America.

Iggy Pop Rescheduled Tour Dates:

10 Monaco, Forum Grimaldi
11 Marseille, Le Silo
13 Lyon, Amphitheatre 3000
14 Clermont, Coopérative de Mai
16 Strasbourg, Palais des Congrès
19 Nantes, Cité des Congrès