Green Day postpones Asia tour amid coronavirus outbreak

By Camden Mondeaux on March 1, 2020
BURBANK, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 07: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white. Color version available.) (L-R) Billie Joe Armstrong and Mike Dirnt of Green Day perform onstage during the iHeartRadio Album Release Party at iHeartRadio Theater on February 07, 2020 in Burbank, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeart)

Green Day announced it will be postponing its Asian leg of the Hella Mega tour in response to the developing coronavirus outbreak.

By: Cami Mondeaux

The band promises to reschedule concert dates, which was originally scheduled to start March 8.

“We have unfortunately made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming shows in Asia due to the health and travel concerns with coronavirus,” Green Day said in a statement. “We know it sucks, as we were looking forward to seeing you all, but hold on to your tickets. … We’ll be announcing the new dates very soon.”

The European leg of the tour is set to begin June 13 and run until June 29. After that, the band plans to travel across North America beginning in Seattle on July 17 and finishing in Boston on Aug. 27. The band will then head to Australia and New Zealand.

The coronavirus has caused more than 2,800 deaths worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. It was first caught in China but has since spread to Europe and Asia, being identified in most of the world — including the U.S. A reported number of 40,000 have recovered from the virus.

The band says they’ll announce rescheduled dates as soon as they can.

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