The Decibel Tour 2020, featuring Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, and Idle Hands, has cancelled both their March 17 in and March 20 shows in San Francisco, CA and Seattle, WA due to new rules about large gatherings. These rules have been put in place due to fears over the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). It should be noted that Decibel states these dates have been cancelled.
DECIBEL TOUR ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to city-wide bans on gatherings in excess of 250 people in Seattle, WA and 1,000 people in San Francisco, CA in order to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, the March 17 and March 20 dates of the Decibel Magazine Tour have been cancelled.
The rest of the tour is still on.But please, if you're feeling sick then stay home. Be smart.
It should also be noted that Mayhem drummer Hellhammer will not be taking part in the tour due to a severe shoulder infection caused by osteoarthritis. Hellhammer will be filled in for by Tony Laureano, who has filled in for bands like Megadeth, Dimmu Borgir, and The Black Dahlia Murder in the past.
UPDATE: Shortly after going live with this story, the entire tour was canceled.
“In an effort to control the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, numerous states and cities on the Decibel Magazine Tour routing have announced bans on gatherings in excess of 250 or 500 people (with many more expected to do the same in the coming days). As a result, we have been forced to cancel the Decibel Magazine Tour. Though it pains us to see so many plans disrupted as a result, we must remain committed to ensuring the safety of the bands, their crew, venue staff and, of course, the fans during this time.
For ticket refunds, please inquire at point of purchase. Thanks for your understanding and support of Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper, Idle Hands and Decibel.”
To keep up with all the cancelations in light of the coronavirus outbreak, we are keeping a running list to keep you informed that we will update as more news becomes available. Follow that list here.