Before the rock bands officially postponed their Stadium Tour, Joan Jett who was booked to join them expressed discomfort for putting her band and crew at risk should they push through with the shows.
AceShowbiz –Motley Crue, Poison and Def Leppard have officially postponed their 2020 summer tour after weeks of promising fans the show would go on.
The bands’ Stadium Tour will now take place next summer (2021).
The groups have posted a joint statement online. It reads: “We wanted to continue to communicate with our fans and update you with valid information as it becomes available. The official decision has been made to move all 2020 North American Stadium Tour dates into the summer of 2021.”
“The new stadium dates are being rescheduled, your tickets will be honored for all postponed shows and refund policy information will be made available shortly. Stay tuned, be safe and we will see you next year.”
The Stadium Tour was scheduled to kick off on June 18 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida and continue until September 5.
The dates will mark headliners Motley Crue’s first since splitting after wrapping their farewell tour at the end of 2015.
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts were also booked to appear on the road with the three rock acts.
Last month, Jett said she would not feel comfortable playing stadium shows during the coronavirus pandemic: “I wouldn’t feel comfortable putting the band or my crew in that position,” she said during a Sirius XM radio chat. “I don’t really have that right to mess with their lives like that.”
She added, “As soon as we can do it, let’s figure out a way to do it. I’ve heard there’s some ideas with drive-in, like a drive-in movie, where you can still see live music and you’re in your car. That’s a step, and that’s a step I’d enjoy taking. But it’s still not people together. And that’s gonna take a while.”
“When people feel safe to be together, I would hope that we’ll all feel the same way. I can’t make decisions for other people as well. If things are safe, I would be into it. But, obviously, that means testing and all that stuff. And I have had my tests. But you’ve gotta keep doing it.”
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