The fear of contagion begins to seriously affect the music, which opens in two months the high season of festivals
The American group Pearl Jam has announced that it suspends the first part of the North American tour, which was to be started following its new record release, “Gigaton”, which goes on sale on March 27. The group had already closed major events such as the Madison Square Garden in NUeva York and other dates but has decided to cancel the concerts due to the risk of infection before the coronavirus epidemic.
In a network message, band leader Eddie Veder said: “Unfortunately, communion in large groups is a big part of what we do as a band and the tour we have been planning for months is now in danger … Always we have maintained and will always maintain the safety and well-being of our followers as a top priority, ”said the singer, who used to throw a dart at the president of his country, who was responsible for” not having given clear messages to the population, which It does not contribute to the safety of people.
For their part, the organizers of the Coachella festival, one of the most important in the United States, considered a cancellation or postponement due to the same reasons. The latest information suggested that the event, held from April 10 to 19 in Indio (California) could move on the calendar until October. Groups like Rage Against The Machine or Travis Scott were confirmed for this edition and it is unknown at the moment if, in case of confirming the change of dates, their presence in the festival could be assured.