The Foo Fighters announced Friday that they cancelled their 25th anniversary Van Tour due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Their tour was scheduled to begin in October and run through December.
“Foo Fighters have cancelled the Van Tour 2020,” the group said in a social media statement. “We look forward to seeing you all as soon as it is safe for everyone to do so.”
Important information about the Van Tour 2020. pic.twitter.com/E1E8AS0lx8
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) August 7, 2020
The group also posted that refunds will be automatically honored and that ticket holders should reach out to where they purchased tickets if they need more information.
In February, the group announced that they would go on tour in April, following a similar path to their 1995 debut tour. In March, the group cancelled the first leg of their tour and later rescheduled dates. In March, frontman Dave Grohl posted a statement to social media, saying, “The SECOND we are given the go ahead, we’ll come tear s*** up like we always do. Promise. Now go wash your hands.”
In April, the group’s DC Jam Festival, which was scheduled to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the group’s debut album, was cancelled. The cancellations come after Grohl revealed that the group’s upcoming album is finished.
Since March, several acts cancelled their tours and most festivals have been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Coachella and Stagecoach were delayed until October before ultimately getting cancelled. SXSW and Ultra Music Festival were cancelled in March. That same month Slipknot announced postponed dates before ultimately cancelling their tour. Green Day, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Iver, The Lumineers, Korn and Faith No More either had to cancel dates or cancel their entire tour schedules.
Foo Fighters Van Canceled 2020 Dates
10/01/2020 Hamilton, ON | FirstOntario Centre
10/03/2020 Cleveland, OH | Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse
10/05/2020 Detroit, MI | Little Caesars Arena
10/07/2020 Grand Rapids, MI | Van Andel Arena
10/09/2020 Knoxville, TN | Thompson-Boling Arena
10/13/2020 Cincinnati, OH | Heritage Bank Center
10/15/2020 Green Bay, WI | Resch Center
10/17/2020 Wichita, KS | INTRUST Bank Arena
12/01/2020 Oklahoma City, OK | Chesapeake Energy Arena
12/03/2020 Albuquerque, NM | Santa Ana Center
12/05/2020 Phoenix, AZ | Talking Stick Resort Arena”