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. 

Concerts in Manila 2020: A list of all the major concerts taking place throughout the year

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



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.


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 to March 13, 2021

Green Day announced that they have made the decision to postpone their Asia tour "due to the health + travel concerns with coronavirus." Check out the new dates here.


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."


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.


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.


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: Online Concert on April 18 and 19, 2020

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. However, the Filipino pop icon will be performing in a 2-night online concert series called Hopeful 2020 for the benefit of COVID-19 causes. 

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. 

PULP Summer Slam XX

Original Date: May 16, 2020

Status: Canceled

Southeast Asia's longest-running metal music festival has been canceled. Organizers PULP Live World are uncertain whether they will pursue the 20th and final installment of the festival. Iron Maiden were supposed to headline the festival as part of their Legacy of the Beast Tour.

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.


Original Date: May 9, 2020

Status: Postponed Indefinitely

The Pussycat Dolls are gearing up for their return to Manila soon. The group's Manila concert has been postponed indefinitely according to promoters Wilbros Live. Purchased tickets will be honored on the new dates.


Original Date: May 27, 2020

Status: Postponed indefinitely

PREP have postponed their Asia tour. The band was supposed to return to Manila for a headlining concert this May.

Rex Orange County

Original Date: May 16, 2020

Status: Postponed Indefinitely

Insignia Presents confirmed that Rex Orange County's sold-out Manila concert has been postponed to a later date. Tickets will be honored on the new concert date, stand by for updates.

Stray Kids

Original Date: June 20, 2020

Status: Postponed indefinitely

The Stray Kids concert in Manila was originally scheduled to take place this April, but was postponed to June this year. In a statement by organizers PULP Live World, they confirmed that the concert will now be postponed to a later date. 

Billie Eilish

Original Date: September 5, 2020

Status: Postponed indefinitely

The remaining dates of Billie Eilish's Where Do We Go? 2020 World Tour will no longer push through due to the coronavirus outbreak.