EUROPEAN TOUR POSTPONEMENT FAQ
By Machine Head
1. Will tickets purchased for the postponed EU shows be valid for the rescheduled dates?
Yes. All tickets will be honored for the new show dates. Those who are unable to make the new show will have the option of getting their tickets refunded. Refunds will take place at your point of purchase.
2. Is “MY” show getting postponed?
Yes. All dates on the EU tour from April 19th until June 6th have been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. As has been reported incorrectly in the metal media, this was not our decision. Once the government’s of several countries instated the ban on public gatherings over 1,000 people, the tour was effectively cancelled for us. Our hope was that the tour could continue “IF” the bans were lifted in time. Unfortunately, more public gathering ordinances came about, and these came with “indefinite suspension”, there was simply no way we could afford to lose 17 shows without bringing financial ruin on the band.
Today, more bans were announced in Germany, and we expect this to continue. We made the heartbreaking decision to postpone the entire tour for the safety of all involved: fans, crew, band.
3. When will you have the rescheduled dates?
We are working with our booking agent, venues, and promoters to confirm new dates as fast as possible. This will take a while just due to the length and scope of the tour. We ask you to please refrain from contacting venues and promoters as they will not have any additional information to provide you.
6. When did you make the decision to postpone the EU tour?
The decision was made yesterday morning after Germany instated the ban on public gatherings. As Robb stated, we had been closely monitoring the situation for almost 2 weeks, when the first shows were cancelled by the governments in Switzerland and France.
7. Does anyone in the band have coronavirus?
No. We postponed the tour out of caution and concern for our fans, our touring staff, and everyone’s families and communities, and the fact that we would not be allowed to perform concerts due to the banning of public gatherings (which as of today has gone down to as low as 100 people in some countries). Thank you for your concern and support.
9. Can I still get merchandise from Ten Ton Trading Co.?
Yes. We are still shipping orders, but you can expect shipping delays for International packages due to new precautionary measures regarding travel in and out of countries. We will close the web store if we are unable to fulfill orders for any reason.
10. Is the Australian Tour in September still happening?
11. Will VIP Packages purchased for the postponed EU shows be valid for the rescheduled dates?
Yes. All VIP Packages will be valid for the rescheduled shows. Those who are unable to make the new show will have the option of getting their VIP Package refunded. Refunds will take place at your point of purchase (minus any credit card service fees). However we cannot guarantee your VIP spot when these shows are re-announced.
LATEST TOUR GLOBAL MARKET UPDATE
March 12, 2020
1. India – granting of tourist visas has been suspended. We expect this may expand to work visas necessary for our clients to enter. Anyone who has travelled to Germany, Italy, France, or Spain since February 15 will be subject to quarantine for a minimum of 14 days.
2. Argentina – two week isolation period imposed for people arriving from the United States, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Japan, South Korea, and China.
• Accordingly, Lollapalooza South America is rescheduling.
• This has ripple effects, too, and the following are coming down:
• Estero Picnic
• Onix Day
3. Belgium – ban on 1,000 cap + indoor events in Brussels and Antwerp until further notice. We expect this to expand.
5. Chile – (undefined) quarantine on individuals arriving from Spain and Italy.
6. Croatia – ban on 1,000 cap + until May 31, 2020.
7. Germany – ban on 1,000 cap +nationwide until further notice.
8. Hungary – ban on indoor gatherings more than 100 people, outdoor more than 500 people.
8 Italy - All Borders closed. All schools, gyms, bars, nightclubs and all shops (excluding grocery stores and pharmacies) closed.
9. Paraguay – ban on “all mass gatherings” through March 26. We are awaiting clarity the capacity limits and the possibility this expands.
10. Peru – 14 day home isolation imposed for individuals arriving from China, Italy, Spain, and France.
11. Romania – ban on 1,000 cap + events until further notice. Under 1,000 cap is being reviewed case-by-case.
12. Slovenia – ban on 100 cap + until further notice.
13. Sweden – ban on 500 cap + until further notice (unconfirmed reports this could be as long as 2 months).
14. Spain – In addition to Madrid yesterday, Cataluna (including Barcelona) have instituted a ban on 1,000 cap + events (and events under that must reduce attendance by 1/3rd) until further notice.
15. Russia – ban on events in Moscow 5,000 cap + until April 3, 2020.
16. Ukraine – ban on public events 200 cap + through April 3.
17. United States – Bans international travel from 26 countries. The National Basketball Association and Major League Baseball has canceled the entire basketball / baseball seasons. Disneyland closed indefinitely.
a. Arizona – declared a state of emergency. No specific event ban.
b. California –
• Santa Clara County – Declared a state of emergency. County government has cancelled all public events 1,000 cap + through at least April 1.
• Stagecoach festival – will be moving to October 23 – 25
• San Francisco – Declared a state of emergency. Ban on 1,000 cap + events through March 25. Governor calling for gatherings no larger than 250 statewide.
• Oakland – ban on 1,000 cap + events through end of March
• Anaheim - Disneyland officially closed.
c. Connecticut – declared public health emergency. No specific event ban.
d. Florida – declared a state of emergency. No specific event ban.
e. D.C. (Washington) – declared a state of emergency. No specific event ban but the local DC government has recommended against gatherings 1,000 cap or more.
f. Massachusetts –
• Berklee College of Music – all events cancelled through May 10, 2020 (including performances at Berklee Performance Center, under school direction.
g. Michigan – declared a state of emergency. No specific event ban.
h. New Mexico – declared a state of emergency. No specific event ban.
i. Washington (state) – all events 250 cap + cancelled in King, Snohomish, and Pierce counties through end of March, 2020.
j. New York City - declared a state of emergency. Quarantined entire city of New Rochelle
18. Greece, Denmark, and Norway latest countries to close all cinemas.
What our tour would have looked like as of today:
19th - ZARAGOZA, Teatro de las Esquinas *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
21st - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, Capitol *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
23rd - OPORTO, Coliseu de Porto *TENTATIVE*
24th - LISBON, Coliseu de Lisboa
25th - MADRID, La Riviera *SOLD-OUT* *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
27th - MALAGA, Paris 15 *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
28th - MURCIA, Gamma *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
29th - VALENCIA, Republicca *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
1st - BARCELONA, Razzmatazz *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
2nd TOULOUSE, Le Bikini *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
4th - PRATTELN, Z 7 *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
5th - LUDWIGSBURG, MHP Arena *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
6th - WIESBADEN, Schlachthof *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
8th - HANNOVER, Swiss Life Hall *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
9th - PRAGUE, Forum Karlin *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
10th - BRATISLAVA, Refinery Gallery *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
12th - BUCHAREST, Quantic Club *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
13th - SOFIA, Universiada Hall *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
15th - THESSALONIKI, Fix Factory Of Sound *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
16th - ATHENS, Piraeus Academy *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
20th - KIEV, Stereoplaza *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
22nd - MOSCOW, 1930 Moscow
23rd - ST PETERSBURG, A2
25th - HELSINKI, The Circus *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
28th - STOCKHOLM, Fryhuset Arenan *SOLD-OUT* *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
29th - OSLO, Sentrum Scene *BORDERS CLOSED, FOREIGNERS QUARANTINED 14 DAYS, BARS RESTAURANTS, GYMS, POOLS CLOSED*
30th - AARHUS, Train *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
1st - HAMBURG, Grosse Freiheit 36 *SOLD-OUT* *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
2nd - UTRECHT, TivoliVredenburg *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
3rd - LILLE, Aeronef *CANCELLED DUE TO PUBLIC ORDINACE*
5th - LONDON, Brixton Academy *TENTATIVE CANCELLATION*
6th - BIRMINGHAM Academy *TENTATIVE CANCELLATION*