With millions of music fans around the world dreaming about the possibilities of music venues reopening following a period of strict social distancing rules, Smashing Pumpkins have delivered more disappointing news. The band, who were due to head out on the road, have been forced to cancel their ‘Rock Invasion 2’ tour dates.
The Pumpkins, who were due to perform several festivals as well as play as the opening act for Guns N’ Roses this summer, have quite rightly put the safety of their fans first with the difficult decision to call a halt on performing live.
“Though this decision did not come easily, it is our top priority to maintain the safety and health of our fans, crew, and venue staff,” the band said in a statement.
“Tickets will automatically be refunded at point of purchase,” they added.
The news comes as the latest act to cancel tour dates amid the coronavirus pandemic. With music festivals and scheduled live dates being put on hold for 12 months at least, Smashing Pumpkins have decided to avoid the uncertainty by pulling the plug entirely.
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Smashing Pumpkins Cancelled Tour Dates:
- 4/23 Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace
- 4/25 Grand Rapids, MI – 20 Monroe Live
- 4/26 Indianapolis, IN – Murat Theatre at Old National Centre
- 4/28 Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium
- 4/29 East Moline, IL – The Rust Belt
- 5/1 Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival
- 5/2 Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Music Festival
- 5/3 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live, Hollywood, FL
- 5/5 North Charleston, NC – North Charleston Coliseum & Performing Arts Center
- 5/6 Columbia, SC – The Township Auditorium
- 5/8 Greensboro, NC – Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts