News | Journey Announces Cancellation Of 2020 Tour
Journey live in Japan, 2017 - Eagle Rock / Youtube
The coronavirus threat has forced Journey to cancel their entire 2020 North American tour, which the band announced in a joint statement.
“There is no greater thrill for us than playing for our incredibly devoted audience, but their safety must come first,” the statement reads. “Having seen what the world has endured during the last 45 days, and not knowing what the rest of this year or 2021 will bring, we knew the right thing to do was to make sure our fans’ health was not put in jeopardy and to provide immediate access to refund options given the unexpected events caused by this terrible virus.”
The band also took its time to thank the front liners, saying, “We would like to thank all doctors, nurses, police, other first responders and essential workers for their heroic efforts; as well as our fans for doing everything possible to stay safe. We would also like to send the Pretenders our best wishes and hope to see them in the future. We will see everyone again as soon as it is safe to tour, and we will share that news as it becomes available. In the meantime, please ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ in the wonder of life and in each other.”
Journey was slated to do a 60-date tour across North America this year, having the Pretenders open for them. The now-canceled tour was supposed to commence on May 15 in Ridgefield, Walsh. This is definitely sad news for fans who had their hopes up for the band’s return to activity, as other band members were focused on individual projects in 2019. This tour is just one of many canceled/postponed music events due to the current coronavirus situation.