What Coronavirus Means for the Rage Against The Machine and My Chemical Romance Reunions

Two of the most highly-anticipated shows of the year

On a crowded concert calendar, two bands have had us circling dates like no other. Rage Against The Machine and My Chemical Romance have both reunited for tours in 2020, hyping fans to extraordinary levels and selling out shows around the world. But now as coronavirus concerns escalate, the two must-see shows are not immune to the wave of postponements and cancellations.

Rage Against The Machine was set to kick off their run with a string of dates leading up to they’re return to Coachella, but now they have been forced to postpone all shows until late May.

“The safety and health of those that come to our shows is of the utmost importance to us,” the band shared in a statement. This will postpone the set of shows from March 26 through May 20. Dates for when the tour resume is July are currently still on track, as are festival appearance at Boston Calling and Firefly Music Festival as of now.

As for My Chemical Romance, the band is not set to start touring in the states until September. However, their first shows in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand will suffer, as the band has had to postpone those dates from March.

“Pease know we are working on rescheduling shows and will try to announce those soon. We are terribly sad to postpone, and even more distressed about what is happening the world over,” they explained on social media.

My Chemical Romance is next scheduled to take the stage in the UK in June.

The bands join Billie Eilish, Pearl Jam, and really everyone, as those that have been forced to postpone shows due to coronavirus. Both reunions will remain a highlight for 2020, just delayed a little longer than expected.

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