Canceled and Postponed Hard Rock and Metal Tours

Heavy music has always talked about the next global catastrophe but fortunately what’s going on isn’t going to end like a Cattle Decapitation song and we will eventually return to our banal existence. Unfortunately, due to bureaucratic incompetence, COVID-19 has had a massive negative impact on everyone’s daily lives and this affect is expected to persist for a couple months. While we patiently wait for a return to normalcy, governments have been suggesting and implementing social distancing policies which means no concerts.  

I was planning on seeing Kublai Khan right before all this craziness became official. Every tour happening within the next 2-3 months has either been canceled or postponed. To my knowledge, the only band that isn’t taking advice from the experts are punk vets The Exploited, whose vocalist Wattie Buchan, told DRW Entertainment.

“Fuck coronavirus! I have had 5 heart attacks a quad heart bypass and a heart pacemaker fitted. Cancel gigs for a virus? We ain’t fucking Green Day piss – We are the real deal. No danger will we be cancelling our upcoming gigs. Punks Not Dead!”

Wattie Buchan

The Exploited will be hitting up North America in May after their stops in Australia and Europe so, you’re probably good… Aside from that a lot of bands are live streaming sets like Dropkick Murphys for their St. Patrick’s Day event and some have posted quarantine writing sessions on YouTube like Spiritbox.

Below I’ve listed the North American tours that have been canceled or postponed and while this national emergency continues make sure to check in here to keep up to date with any changes to your favorite artist’s and bands tours

Full List of North American Tour Postponements and Cancellations

Kiss, David Lee Roth
Run dates: February 1 – October 3
Status: March 12 in Tulsa, OK, March 14 in Lafayette, LA and March 15 in Biloxi, MS have been moved to October 4, October 7 and October 6, respectively.

Bad Omens, Oh, Sleeper, Thousand Below, Bloodline
Run dates: February 13 – March 28
Status: canceled as of March 13

While She Sleeps, He Is Legend, Savage Hands
Run dates: February 13 – March 17
Status: He Is Legend dropped off March 13

Black Label Society, Obituary, Lord Dying
Run dates: February 26 – March 28
Status: postponed

Overkill, Exhorder
Run dates: February 26 – March 14
Status: canceled as of March 13

Today is the Day
Run dates: February 26 – April 5
Status: still on

Devin Townsend
Run dates: February 27 – March 25
Status: postponed as of March 12

The Acacia Strain, Rotting Out, Creeping Death, Chamber, Fuming Mouth
Run dates: February 28 – April 5
Status: Remaining dates have been cancelled, save for two shows intended to help the band raise gas money to get home.

Run dates: February 29 – March 21
Status: still on

Pathology, Pyrexia
Run dates: March 4 – March 28
Status: still on

Dragonforce, Unleash the Archers
Run dates: March 5 – March 21
Status: canceled as of March 13

We Came as Romans, The Devil Wears Prada, Gideon, Dayseeker
Run dates: March 5 – April 11
Status: Rescheduled for July 24 – August 23

Killswitch Engage, August Burns Red, Light the Torch
Run dates: March 10 – April 12
Status: entirely canceled as of March 13, after initially announcing only the March 28 show in Seattle was canceled

Run dates: March 11 – March 16, April 16 – June 23
Status: March 12 date in Eugene, OR canceled, March 16 date in Salt Lake City, UT canceled, March 14 date in Idaho canceled

Animals as Leaders, Veil of Maya, Dance Gavin Dance, Issues, Royal Coda
Run dates: March 12 – April 25
Status: canceled as of March 12

Thy Art is Murder, Fit For an Autopsy, Enterprise Earth, Aversions Crown
Run dates: March 12 – April 15
Status: canceled as of March 13

Origin, Beneath the Massacre, Defeated Sanity, Wake
Run dates: March 12 – April 11
Status: Remaining dates postponed

Insomnium, Omnium Gatherum, Sevenspires
Run dates: March 12 – April 18
Status: canceled as of March 13

Decibel Magazine Tour (Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, Idle Hands)
Run dates: March 13 – April 10
Status: canceled as of March 12

Carnifex, 3Teeth, The Browning, Skold
Run dates: March 13 – April 18
Status: canceled as of March 13

Life of Agony, Doyle
Run dates: March 13 – April 5
Status: still on

Fleshgod Apocalypse, The Agonist
Run dates: March 16 – April 6
Status: canceled as of March 11

Run dates: March 17 – April 3
Status: still on

Sepultura, Sacred Reich, Crowbar
Run dates: March 18 – April 22
Status: canceled as of March 13

Run dates: March 18 – March 21, May 28 – June 4, August 15/16, September 3 – September 6
Status: still on

Devastation on the Nation (Rotting Christ, Borknagar, Wolfheart, Abigail Williams, Imperial Triumphant)
Run dates: March 19 – April 19
Status: canceled as of March 13, rescheduled to February and March 2021

Run dates: March 19 – March 28, July 10 – July 12
Status: Rescheduled

Circa Survive
Run dates: March 20 – April 14
Status: canceled as of March 12

Deafheaven, Inter Arma, Greet Death, All Your Sisters
Run dates: March 20 – May 2
Status: canceled as of March 13

Monster Magnet, Nebula, Silvertomb
Run dates: March 20 – April 18
Status: Rescheduled for January 21 – February 19, 2021

In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, Ded, Raven Black
Run dates: March 24 – May 17
Status: postponed

Sebastian Bach
Run dates: March 25 – May 11
Status: March 27 in Portland, OR canceled, rest of tour is still on

The Warning
Run dates: March 25 – April 27
Status: canceled as of March 13

Rage Against the Machine, Run the Jewels
Run dates: March 26 – May 23, June 19, July 10 – August 17
Status: All dates through May 20 are canceled as of March 13. Boston Calling, the Firefly Festival, the tour’s second leg and Europe are still on.

Attila, Xavier Wulf, Volumes
Run dates: March 26 – April 25
Status: canceled as of March 13

Code Orange, Jesus Piece, Year of the Knife, Show Me the Body
Run dates: March 30 – April 24, May 2, May 10, May 17
Status: postponed

Alice Cooper, Lita Ford
Run dates: March 31 – April 22, May 30 – June 27
Status: canceled as of March 13

Run dates: April 2 – May 30
Status: canceled as of March 13

Tyr, Heidevolk, Trollfest, Metsatöll
Run dates: April 3 – April 26
Status: postponed

Decibel Magazine Metal & Beer Fest (festival, Philadelphia, PA)
Run dates: April 3 – April 4
Status: canceled

Haunt, Satan, Night Demon, Bewitcher
Run dates: April 4 – April 17
Status: still on

Volbeat, Clutch
Run dates: April 4 – May 13
Status: April 4 date at 98 KUPD “U-Fest” has been canceled as of March 13, Volbeat said in a statement on March 12 they are evaluating the situation.

Foo Fighters
Run dates: April 12 – April 20, May 10 – May 20
Status: postponed

Allegaeon, Fallujah, Entheos, Etherius
Run dates: April 9 – April 29
Status: postponed

Run dates: April 15 – April 25
Status: still on

Run dates: April 16 – May 7
Status: still on

Darkest Hour, Misery Signals, Sect
Run dates: April 16 – April 26
Status: postponed

Napalm Death, Aborted, Tombs, WVRM
Run dates: April 17 – May 16
Status: still on

Hellyeah, All That Remains, Butcher Babies
Run dates: April 18 – May 23
Status: still on

Testament, The Black Dahlia Murder, Municipal Waste
Run dates: April 20 – May 28
Status: still on

Swallow the Sun, Infected Rain
Run dates: April 20 – May 24
Status: still on, statement issued March 12, Wheel dropping off

Jinjer, Suicide Silence, Toothgrinder
Run dates: April 23 – May 23
Status: still on

Insane Clown Posse
Run dates: April 23 – June 5
Status: still on

Smashing Pumpkins
Run dates: April 23 – May 8
status: still on

Fu Manchu
Run dates: April 27 – May 16, August 11 – August 18, November 7 – November 12
Status: still on

Motionless in White, Knocked Loose, Stick to Your Guns, Ovtlier
Run dates: April 28 – May 24
Status: still on

Misery Signals, END, Chamber, Neck of the Woods
Run dates: April 30 – May 9
Status: still on

Run dates: April 30 – May 23
Status: still on

Hatebreed, After the Burial, Havok, Creeping Death
Run dates: May 1 – May 15
Status: still on

Baroness, Against Me!
Run dates: May 1 – May 30
Status: still on

Alter Bridge, Black Stone Cherry, Saint Asonia
Run dates: May 1 – May 24
Status: still on

Coheed & Cambria
Run dates: May 1 – May 31, August 30 – October 3
Status: still on

Epicenter (festival, Charlotte, NC)
Run dates: May 1 – May 3
Status: still on

Pop Evil
Run dates: May 8 – June 27
Status: still on

Welcome to Rockville (festival, Daytona Beach, FL)
Run dates: May 8 – May 10
Status: still on

Between the Buried and Me
Run dates: May 9 – June 19
Status: still on

Symphony X, Primal Fear, Firewind
Run dates: May 14 – June 17
Status: still on

Sonic Temple (festival, Columbus, OH)
Run dates: May 15 – May 17
Status: still on

Acid Witch, Elder, Primitive Man, Ringworm
Run dates: May 20 – June 7
Status: still on

Caligula’s Horse, Moon Tooth, Ebonivory
Run dates: May 22 – June 20
Status: still on

Primus, Wolfmother, The Sword
Run dates: May 26 – July 3
Status: still on

Slipknot, A Day to Remember, Underoath, Code Orange
Run dates: May 30 – June 25
Status: still on

Ratt, Cinderella’s Tom Keifer, Skid Row, Slaughter
Run dates: June 3 – June 14, August 25 – September 19
Status: still on

Megadeth, Lamb of God, Trivium, In Flames
Run dates: June 12 – August 1, October 2 – November 13
Status: still on

Nu-Metal Revival Tour (Saliva, Powerman 5000, Adema, Flaw)
Run dates: June 25 – July 26
Status: still on

Mötley Crüe, Def Leppard, Poison, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts
Run dates: June 18 – September 5
Status: still on

Ministry, KMFDM, Front Line Assembly
Run dates: July 1- August 1
Status: still on

Guns N’ Roses
Run dates: July 4 – August 25
Status: still on

Sammy Hagar, Whitesnake, Night Ranger
Run dates: July 9 – September 20
Status: still on

Breaking Benjamin, Bush, Theory of Deadman, Saint Asonia, Cory Marks
Run dates: July 15 – September 8
Status: still on

Disturbed, Staind, Bad Wolves
Run dates: July 15 – September 12
Status: still on

Deftones, Gojira, Poppy
Run dates: July 27 – September 5
Status: still on

Korn, Faith No More
Run dates: August 7 – September 17
Status: still on

Run dates: August 20 – September 27
Status: still on

Parkway Drive, Hatebreed, Knocked Loose, Fit For a King
Run dates: August 21 – September 17
Status: still on

Run dates: September 8 – September 15
Status: still on

Judas Priest
Run dates: September 9 – October 17
Status: still on

My Chemical Romance
Run dates: September 9 – October 14
Status: still on

Amorphis, Entombed A.D., Nervosa
Run dates: September 11 – October 25
Status: still on

Def Leppard, ZZ Top
Run dates: September 21 – October 18
Status: still on

Run dates: September 21 – October 25
Status: still on

Run dates: September 26 – November 14
Status: still on

Ringworm, All Out War, High Command
Run dates: March 19 – 22
Status: canceled

Run dates: May 13 – 16
Status: canceled

Run dates: May 18 – 21
Status: postponed

Cancer Bats
Run dates: March 19 – 26
Status: rescheduled

Enterprise Earth
Run dates: March 16 – 31
Status: canceled

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