Stray Kids’ And ATEEZ’s Europe Tours, Coachella, APRIL’s March Comeback, And More Postponed Or Canceled Due To Coronavirus Outbreak
Further events have been affected due to concerns about the continued spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) around the world.
JYP Entertainment has announced the cancelation of Stray Kids’ “District 9: Unlock” world tour stops in Europe that were planned for May, including concerts in Madrid, Berlin, London, Brussels, Paris, and Moscow.
ATEEZ’s planned seven European stops for their “The Fellowship: Map the Treasure” tour have been postponed due to various European government regulations over concerns of the coronavirus outbreak. The tour included concerts in Madrid, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Warsaw, and Moscow from March 14 to 29. The group’s global fan sign events in Europe have also ben postponed.
APRIL’s comeback has also been pushed back due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak. Member Naeun had previously mentioned in an interview that the group was planning a March comeback, and it’s reported that the group had finished filming their new music video. On March 11, it was reported that DSP Media has decided that rather than making a comeback in the current situation where it is difficult for artists to meet face-to-face with fans, it would be better for them to release their new song when they’ll be able to promote as normal. A source from the agency told EDaily, “For now, we’re monitoring the situation and preparing so that they can make a comeback in April.”
The California music festival Coachella has also announced the postponement of this year’s event until October. The festival was originally scheduled for April, and BIGBANG and Epik High were both announced in the lineup of performers.
Park Jin Young’s “NO.1 X 50” concert in Los Angeles scheduled for April 11 has been postponed until June 27 due to the proliferation of the novel coronavirus.
WJSN’s “Obliviate” tour stops in Japan planned for March have been postponed to July. The group will be performing in Osaka and Tokyo on July 11 and 12 and July 16 and 17, respectively.
The musical “Sherlock Holmes: Missing Children” has closed early as a prevention measure due to the coronavirus outbreak. While its final show was planned for April 19, it ended its run on March 8. The show starred Ahn Jae Wook, Song Yong Jin, Lee Ji Hoon, VIXX’s Ken, B1A4’s Sandeul, and more.