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SLIPKNOT Cancels Knotfest Japan 2020 & Asia Tour Over Coronavirus Concerns

"While decisions like this are not easy, the safety and well-being of the band's fans always comes first."

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Slipknot was set to hold Knotfest Japan in Tokyo on March 20 and 21, as well as play shows in Singapore, Manila, and Jakarta in that same week. Unfortunately with the rise of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases across the world, Slipknot has cancelled the festival and the tour.

"In light of global health concerns, Slipknot have decided to postpone their upcoming Asian tour, including Knotfest Japan.

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"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."

Here are the cancelled dates.

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

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So far, the coronavirus outbreak has also affected shows from Lacuna Coil, Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel. As of right now according to the World Health Organization, there have been over 95,000 confirmed cases across 79 countries and 3,280 deaths.

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

Here are Slipknot's upcoming dates:

Saturday, May 30, 2020 Syracuse, NY St. Joseph's Health Amphitheater at Lakeview [Tickets]
Sunday, May 31, 2020 Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center [Tickets]
Tuesday, June 02, 2020 New York, NY Madison Square Garden [Tickets]
Thursday, June 04, 2020 Quebec City, QC Centre Videotron [Tickets]
Friday, June 05, 2020 Montreal, QC Centre Bell [Tickets]
Saturday, June 06, 2020 Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage [Tickets]
Monday, June 08, 2020 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre [Tickets]
Wednesday, June 10, 2020 Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena [Tickets]
Friday, June 12, 2020 Memphis, TN FedExForum [Tickets]
Sunday, June 14, 2020 Orlando, FL Amway Center [Tickets]
Monday, June 15, 2020 West Palm Beach, FL iTHINK Financial Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion [Tickets]
Thursday, June 18, 2020 Alpharetta, GA Ameris Bank Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Birmingham, AL Oak Mountain Amphitheatre [Tickets]
Monday, June 22, 2020 Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion [Tickets]
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Austin, TX Germania Insurance Amphitheater [Tickets]
Thursday, June 25, 2020 The Woodlands, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion [Tickets]

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