Foo Fighters have been forced to postpone their 25th-anniversary tour, dubbed The Van tour, amid the coronavirus outbreak.
As the US continues to battle against the viral outbreak, the rock giants have announced that the huge tour will be put on ice for the foreseeable future.
The tour had been billed as The Van Tour and was to see the band touring the first stops they ever visited on their first tour as a band back in 1995.
The group were set to be “hitting a number of the same spots that Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel and Pat Smear trail-blazed in a Dodge van all those years ago.”
Now the tour has been postponed until the pandemic can be brought under control, “Hi, this is Dave. Remember me? The guy who wouldn’t even postpone a show when my goddamn leg was falling off?,” wrote frontman Dave Grohl in a post on social media.
“Well…playing a gig with a sock full of broken bones is one thing, but playing a show when YOUR health and safety is in jeopardy is another”
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The ongoing pandemic of coronavirus disease was first officially identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of 16 March, more than 173,000 cases of COVID-19 have been officially confirmed but the actual number is thought to be much higher due to substantial under-reporting of cases.
With more than 6,600 people having died from the virus, COVID-19 has now spread into more than 150 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and North America. Given the exponential growth in cases in countries like Italy and Spain, the WHO have now stated that Europe was the current centre of the pandemic.