Rage Against the Machine have been forced to postpone the first leg of their eagerly anticipated reunion tours amid the coronavirus outbreak,
The band, who were due to kick start a run of tour dates at the end of the month, were also the planned headline act of Coachella Festival which has also moved its planned dates.
Taking to social media, the band said: “Due to the current outbreak and ban on public gatherings we are postponing the first part of our tour (March 26th – May 20th) with Run the Jewels. The safety and health of those who come to our shows is of the utmost importance to us.”
“All previously purchased tickets will be honoured for newly scheduled shows as it stands.”
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 134,000 cases have been confirmed, of which more than 8,000 were classified as serious.
With more than 4,900 people having died from the virus, most of which have come in different provinces of China, coronavirus has now spread to 120 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and North America.
Rage Against the Machine postponed 2020 Tour Dates:
26 – El Paso, TX @ Don Haskins Center 28 – Las Cruces, NM @ Pan American Center 30 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
01 – Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena 10 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival 17 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival 21 — Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena 23 – Oakland, CA @ Oakland Arena 25 — Portland, OR @ Moda Center 28 — Tacoma, WA @ Tacoma Dome
01 — Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum at the PNE 03 — Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place 05 — Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome 07 — Winnipeg, MB @ Bell MTS Place 09 — Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center 11 — Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center 12 – Minneapolis, MN @ Target Center 14 — Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center 16 — St. Louis, MO @ Enterprise Center 19 — Chicago, IL @ United Center 20 – Chicago, IL @ United Center