My Chemical Romance are taking the precautionary measure of postponing their headline tour in Japan amid the outbreak of coronavirus.
The band, who were scheduled to perform a solo headline show and appear at Download and Dirty Honey festivals, hoped to nail down rescheduled but the news of the postponement was leaked before they could do so.
“The promoter of our Japan shows suggested that we postpone the shows in Japan for the safety of the public, and we are heeding that advice,” the band wrote in a statement. “We had very much hoped to have alternate dates confirmed before we announced the postponement to make sure our fans knew we had every intention of coming back. Somehow word got out before we could do that.
“Please know we are working on rescheduling shows and will try to announce those soon. We are terribly sad to postpone, and even more distressed about what is happening the world over.”
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.