Green Day have made the decision to postpone their planned tour of Asia due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
The pop punk trio, who were due to tour their latest album Father of All..., had planned to arrive in Asia to perform their first show at the Singapore Indoor Stadium on March 8th.
Moving on from Singapore, Green Day had planned to travel through Thailand, Philippines, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan. Now though, because of the coronavirus outbreak, the band have decided to scrap the upcoming dates.
“We have unfortunately made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming shows in Asia due to the health + travel concerns with coronavirus,” the band said in a statement posted on their social media channels. “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.”
The ongoing epidemic of coronavirus disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of 28 February 2020, more than 83,000 cases have been confirmed, including in all provinces of China and more than fifty other countries—including mainland Europe and South America.