Apart from the paralysis that the K-Pop scene is suffering from the coronavirus, and from some isolated tour cancellation in other musical genres, the pop industry was resisting hysteria by contagion. But this week he has already received his first blows of consideration.
Two giants like Green Day and Avril Lavigne have just announced that they cancel all their concerts in Asia because of this health alarm. “Unfortunately, we have made the difficult decision to postpone our concerts in Asia, due to health problems and displacement of the coronavirus. We know it’s disgusting, because we really wanted to see you, but keep your tickets because soon we will announce new dates, ”says the statement from the band of Billie Joe Armstrong, who was going to present his new album“ Father of all … ” with the “Hella Mega” tour in Singapore, Bangkok, Manila, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Osaka and Tokyo.
The same measure has taken the Canadian
with his tour «Sk8er Boi», which began on April 23 and was going to pass through Shanghai, Manila, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Taipei.
Fans of one of the most important K-Pop bands, BTS, who have been fearing the cancellation of the tour for weeks, are beginning to see their fears confirmed: the boy-band has just announced that it suspends the four concerts of the start of the «Map of the Soul Tour», on April 11, 12, 18 and 19 in Seoul, without confirming anything about their next stops. The SBS Super Concert has also been canceled in the South Korean capital, a large festival with several stars of the genre that was to take place on March 8. .