Thom Yorke has taken the decision to postpone his eagerly anticipated North American tour dates amid the current coronavirus outbreak.
Yorke, who was due to perform at the newly-postponed Coachella Festival, has announced that a string of his major performances throughout March and April have been put on ice.
“Due to restrictions put in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19, we regret that the North American leg of the ‘Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes’ tour is postponed,” Yorke said in a statement.
He added: “Ticket holders, please standby for information on a new routing for later this year. Apologies for the inconvenience.”
The ongoing epidemic of coronavirus disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of March 13th, 2020, more than 142,000 cases have been confirmed but the number is thought to be much higher due to substantial under-reporting of cases.
With more than 5,300 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.
Thom Yorke Postponed 2020 Tour Dates:
28 – Fairfax, VA @ EagleBank Arena 30 – New York, NY @ Radio City Music Hall 31 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom
01 – New York, NY @ Hammerstein Ballroom 04 – Chicago, IL @ United Center 05 – St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center 08 – Denver, CO @ Mission Ballroom 11 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival 13 – Phoenix, AZ @ Arizona Federal Theatre 16 – Sacramento, CA @ Memorial Auditorium 18 – Indio, CA @ Coachella Music Festival