Coronavirus doet Wolf Parade Europese tournee afgelasten

…en het lijkt niet onwaarschijnlijk dat er nog vele concerten (festivals?) zullen volgen.

Coronavirus doet Wolf Parade Europese tournee afgelasten

De Botanique heeft laten weten dat het optreden van Wolf Parade, gepland voor 10 maart, niet kan doorgaan, gezien de band de Europese tournee heeft geannuleerd vanwege het Coronavirus.

Het persbericht van de band klonk als volgt:

“To our dear fans in Europe and the UK,

Wolf Parade is sad to announce we have decided to cancel our upcoming tour overseas. Due to the sudden rise of COVID-19 throughout different regions we were scheduled to play, and the current volatility of the situation, we feel strongly that it would be both globally irresponsible and potentially risky for the band to carry out the tour at this time. The amount of major airports, international driving, and crowds of people we would be interacting with - they all combine to form what is ultimately a bad idea; a recipe for a potential worst-case-scenario in which we could end up being unknown carriers of the virus across multiple borders, or end up ill and/or quarantined ourselves overseas. We did not arrive at this decision easily, but in the end, the band and our team all agree it is the right and responsible decision. We hope you understand.

A rescheduling of the dates is already in the works, and all current ticket holders will be refunded for the cancelled dates. For now, we will wait in hopes that this virus passes quickly and that all those already affected pull through. All the best – WP »

2 maart 2020
Patrick Van Gestel