MCR have become one of the latest bands to postpone shows due to fears over Coronavirus.
UPDATE MARCH 12, 22:40 LONDON:
MCR have announced that their three Australia and New Zealand performances scheduled for later this month have also been postponed.
In a statement, they said:
"To our dearest friends –
It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to postpone our performances in Australia and New Zealand. We felt this was the right decision for our fans, our band, our crew, and our families given the current global situation. We apologize to our fans, but please know that we didn’t come to this decision lightly. Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to being with you all again as soon as we can. In the meantime, please be good to each other.
My Chemical Romance"
The band were due to play the below later this month.
20 - SYDNEY Download Festival Australia
21 - MELBOURNE Download Festival Australia
25 - WESTERN SPRINGS Outer Fields, NZ
My Chemical Romance have announced the postponement of their Japanese tour.
"The promoter of our Japan shows suggested that we postpone the shows in Japan for the safety of the public, and we are heeding that advice," they wrote in a statement.
"We had very much hoped to have alternate dates confirmed before we announced the postponement, to make sure our fans knew we had every intention of coming back."
"Somehow, word got out before we could do that. However, please know that we are working on rescheduling shows and will try to announce those soon."
"We are terribly sad to postpone, and even more distressed about what is happening the world over."
"Take good care and we hope to see you all as soon as possible. Please be good to each other."
The news comes amid a time of difficult choices in the live music world, where long-running festivals such as South By Southwest have been cancelled and Coachella Festival postponed amidst the spread of the COVID-19 Coronavirus.
Numerous other tours and events have been cancelled or postponed for similar reasons.