My Chemical Romance cancel Australia, New Zealand appearances
In saddening but unsurprising news, My Chemical Romance have announced the postponement of their shows at Download Australia and Western springs, which were scheduled to go ahead this month.
In a statement released this morning, the band say:
“To our dearest friends –
It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to postpone our performances in Australia and New Zealand. We felt this was the right decision for our fans, our band, our crew, and our families given the current global situation. We apologize to our fans, but please know that we didn’t come to this decision lightly. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to being with you all again as soon as we can. In the meantime, please be good to each other.” My Chemical Romance
This announcement means Download Australia 2020 will be cancelled.
While we wait for the announcement of new dates, we encourage you to support smaller musicians whose main source of income stems from touring. Consider buying merch or music directly from these bands.
And please wash your goddamn hands.