Iron Maiden Cancels Australia And New Zealand Tour
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Iron Maiden has just announced the postponement of their upcoming Legacy Of The Beast tour for its Australia and New Zealand legs “until further notice due to the ongoing coronavirus situation and recent government instruction.”
The said tour was supposed to run for seven shows in the span of two weeks and would have started on May 1 in Perth – hitting Brisbane, Adelaide, Sydney, and Melbourne – and concluding in Auckland on the 13th of May. Killswitch Engage was supposed to make a guest appearance on the shows.
Concert promoters advise that ticket holders should keep their original tickets and await further announcements for the new dates. If it so happens that the fans can’t make it to the rescheduled dates, refunds will be available at the point of purchase. Iron Maiden’s manager, Ron Smallwood, says, “Aussie and Kiwi Troopers, we are hugely disappointed not to be seeing our fans in Australia and New Zealand in May due to the understandable Government concert bans surrounding Coronavirus. Sadly these are difficult and uncertain times for us all. We still intend to bring this great Legacy Of The Beast show to you all as soon we can and I promise we will do everything we can to achieve this with our promoters and subject to what is happening around us globally.”
He adds, “And to our brilliant fans everywhere. We also appreciate that fans with tickets to shows in some of the other countries on our extensive 2020 tour will be anxious for news and updates. You can be sure we will keep you immediately updated with any other changes, by country, that could become necessary as soon as we hear of them from the official Govt channels. Thank you for your patience and for bearing with us. We hope to see you all!”
“Take care of yourselves, be safe and be smart,” his statement concludes.