Coronavirus Forces Slipknot to Cancel Asia Tour
SLIPKNOT was scheduled to perform in Asia this month, including a two day Knotfest Japan Festival, but because of the recent outbreak of coronavirus the band has postponed those dates.
SLIPKNOT released a statement on social media saying:
“In light of global health concerns, SLIPKNOT have decided to postpone their upcoming Asian tour, including Knotfest Japan.
“While decisions like this are not easy, the safety and well-being of the band’s fans always comes first. Furthermore in this case, the bands and artists, crew and local employees are also equally effected, and as such, this was the only responsible decision that could be made.
“SLIPKNOT and Knotfest will both return to Asia very soon. And at such time that everyone can be ensured of the best experience possible.”
Postponed SLIPKNOT shows:
March 20 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan
March 21 – Tokyo, Japan – Knotfest Japan
March 24 – Singapore – Singapore Rockfest
March 27 – Jakarta, Indonesia – Hammersonic Festival
March 29 – Manila, Philippines – Amoranto Stadium
Coronavirus, which came from China has already killed 3,000 people worldwide, including 9 in the United States. South Korea has already confirmed 5,328 cases, which is the largest outbreak outside of China.
OZZY OSBOURNE Optimistic He’ll Tour Again
It’s been a pretty rough year for OZZY OSBOURNE whose dealt with numerous health issues and tour cancellations, but the Prince of Darkness is striking a more positive tone when it comes to his future touring believing he’ll hit the stage again. OZZY OSBOURNE just recently dropped his first album in a decade titled “Ordinary Man,” which peaked at number 3 on the Billboard charts. In other OZZY OSBOURNE news he made a shocking claim about Australian rockers AC/DC. He recently told Good Morning Britain
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“I desire to get back on stage. I’m not ready to hang up my mic yet. That’s what I live for — to do shows,”
Osbourne assured Good Morning Britain. The legendary rocker exercises frequently with trainers, does pilates, gets massages and receives care from nurses often.
“The best medication I can get is being in front of an audience, which is breaking my heart, to be honest,” he admitted. He also stated that he will perform live again. “Absolutely. I will be up there, I have to say that.”
SHARON OSBOURNE who was also interviewed agrees with her husband’s sentiment saying:
“[Stopping] is not an option,”
OZZY OSBOURNE interrupted saying.
“I have to do it. That’s the only thing I’ve ever done in my life. That’s the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do. That’s the only thing I’ve felt confident about that I can do it.”
OZZY OSBOURNE is however aware that eventually he’ll have to stop touring saying
“You have to have a goal. And if whenever the man upstairs wants to say it’s over, I’ve gotta keep on trying until I’ve exhausted every avenue.”
OZZY also revealed that he’s already got plans for a follow up album sooner rather than later. I personally thought the new album “Ordinary Man” is quite good, especially the title track.