Canceled and postponed 2020 Manila concerts

Canceled and postponed 2020 Manila concerts

Over the past month, Asia has seen a series of concert cancelations due to the novel coronavirus outbreak.

From festivals to headlining concerts featuring the likes of Green Day, Khalid, Avril Lavigne, and Jimmy Eat World, shows originally scheduled in February through May 2020 have either been canceled or postponed for health and safety concerns of the public. The Department of Health announced in a statement last month that it is now safe to organize and attend public gatherings, meetings, and festivals, but it seems promoters and organizers are choosing to play it safe. ​

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"The DOH reminds the general public to wash your hands regularly, and to seek medical attention if signs of cough, colds, sore throat, and fever appear," the DOH writes. "All preventive and precautionary measures have been put in place by the national government to contain the spread of the COVID-19."

Here are the shows that have been canceled and postponed this year.


UNKNWN.Fiesta

Original Date: February 22, 2020
Status: Postponed to 2021

The inaugural UNKNWN.Fiesta has been postponed from its original February date at the Puerta Real Gardens. Fans who purchased tickets to the festival have the option to request for refunds until March 12 via PouchNation or hold on to their tickets for the next UNKNWN.Fiesta.

UPDATE (03/04): On Instagram Stories, UNKNWN announced that UNKNWN.Fiesta will now be pushed to the first quarter of 2021. Further details soon.


98 Degrees

Original Date: February 25, 2020
Status: Postponed to May 21, 2020

Renowned R&B group 98 Degrees have postponed their upcoming Philippine tour, where they will be stopping by Davao, Manila, and Cebu this May. Their Manila concert will push through at the SM Mall of Asia Arena on May 21, 2020.


Wanderland Music & Arts Festival

Original Date: March 7-8, 2020
Status: Postponed indefinitely

Karpos Multimedia shared that Wanderland Music & Arts Festival received a directive from the city government to reschedule due to the recent advisory of the World Health Organization upgrading the risk assessment of the COVID-19 virus to the highest level. 


Jimmy Eat World

Original Date: March 12, 2020
Status: Canceled

"In order to support the efforts of safeguarding the health of each and every one of you, THE FANS, as well as our band and crew, we are saddened to announce the cancellation of our upcoming shows in Singapore and Manila," Jimmy Eat World write in a statement.

They were originally scheduled to perform at the New Frontier Theater with Set It Off this March 12, 2020.


Stereolab

Original Date: March 13, 2020
Status: Canceled

The Britsh-French four-piece was on a 10-year hiatus and was scheduled to play reunion shows in Manila and Japan this month.


Green Day

Original Date: March 14, 2020
Status: Postponed indefinitely

Green Day announced that they have made the decision to postpone their Asia tour "due to the health + travel concerns with coronavirus." New dates will be revealed soon.


YUNGBLUD

Original Date: March 20, 2020
Status: Canceled

In a video posted by Live Nation, YUNGBLUD shares the "bad news" about having to "cancel the Asia tour because we've been advised of the travel risks in terms of coronavirus." Speaking to his fans, the singer adds "I'm really thinking about you all a lot and I want to send all my love and I hope everyone is safe. I'll be back soon."


Slipknot

Original Date: March 29, 2020
Status: Postponed indefinitely

Slipknot's Manila concert has been postponed "in light of global health concerns."

The 'Nero Forte' act were initially scheduled to make their first Philippine appearance in November 2004, but were advised against traveling to the country due to the "heightened terror threat alert against American Citizens traveling to the Philippines," PULP Live World revealed in issue #51 of PULP Magazine.


Khalid

Original Date: April 2, 2020
Status: Postponed indefinitely

Khalid's Free Spirit Asia Tour 2020 has been postponed due to the travel restrictions put in place in light of the COVID-19. Further details to be announced soon.


Boys Like Girls

Original Date: April 15 and 16, 2020
Status: Postponed to September 16 and 17, 2020

Boys Like Girls have rescheduled their Asia tour to September this year.


HYUKOH

Original Date: April 4, 2020
Status: Postponed to June 29, 2020

HYUKOH's April appearance at the New Frontier Theater in Quezon City has been postponed to June 29 (Monday).

Purchased tickets for the postponed show will still be honored at the new date. Fans who won't be able to attend the rescheduled show may request for a full refund through TicketNet until March 27 (Friday). For refund inquiries, contact TicketNet at 8911-5555.


Alanis Morissette

Original Date: April 5 & 6, 2020
Status: Postponed Indefinitely

Alanis Morissette was slated to perform a 2-night residency at the Mall of Asia Arena this April. New dates will be announced soon.

Gary Valenciano

Original Date: April 18-19, 2020
Status: Postponed indefinitely

Gary Valenciano announced that Pure Energy will be moved to a later date this year, "due to the current situation regarding CoViD19," he writes in an Instagram post.


Tori Kelly

Original Date: April 20, 2020
Status: Canceled

Tori Kelly will no longer be performing at her Asia stops. 


Stray Kids

Original Date: April 25, 2020
Status: Postponed to June 20, 2020

Stray Kids have rescheduled their Mall of Asia Arena concert to June this year "due to the recent proliferation of the COVID-19".

Tickets for the new concert date will go on sale via SM Tickets on April 19. 


Avril Lavigne

Original Date: May 20, 2020
Status: Canceled

Avril Lavigne took to social media to share the news, stating that "we are unable to tour the Asian markets due to the continuous outbreak of the coronavirus. My band, crew and I have been working so hard to bring this tour worldwide and are completely bummed out."

Lavigne was slated to perform in multiple cities including Shanghai, Tokyo, Manila, Taipei, and Hong Kong in May.