International pop star Harry Styles is blaming the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions for putting his global tour on hold.
Previously scheduled to hit the road in 2020 in support of his latest Fine Line full length, on Wednesday (7.14) the UK native revealed that he’ll only be able to move forward with the American shows, stating on social media: “LOVE ON TOUR will be going out across the USA this September and I could not be more excited for these shows.” “As always, the well-being of my fans, band, and crew, is my top priority. Safety guidelines will be available on the respective venue websites to ensure we can all be together as safely as possible. Please notice that some dates have changed, and new shows have been added.”
Styles, who is now lives in the United States, added “To everyone in the UK, and across the world, I can’t wait to see you again, but for obvious reasons it is just not possible at this time.” “I will be sharing more news soon about shows across the globe, and new music. I love you all so much. I’m very excited, and I can’t wait to see you. H”.
Previously slated to launch in August, the re-scheduled U.S. tour, will start in Las Vegas come September 4th, supported by singer Jenny Lewis as his opening act. Styles has also extended his New York City Madison Square Garden run to five shows, including two “special Harryween shows” on 30 and 31 October, when he will be supported by artist Orville Peck.
In other Covid-19 concert related news the Foo Fighters have just postponed their July 17, Los Angeles Forum gig as someone in their “organization” tested positive for the virus.
The Dave Grohl-fronted band stared “Despite having made every effort to follow CDC Covid protocols and local laws, there has been a confirmed Covid-19 case within the Foo Fighters organization. Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of the band, crew and most of all the fans, Saturday’s show at the Los Angeles Forum is being postponed to a later date. The new date will be announced shortly. Tickets for the July 17th date will be honored for the new date. (sic)”
The show was due to be the first full-capacity gig at the 18,000-venue since the coronavirus pandemic started.
Last month, the ‘Monkey Wrench’ rockers brought out comedian Dave Chappelle for a rendition of Radiohead’s ‘Creep’ for their Madison Square Garden gig, which marked the first full-capacity show in New York City since the beginning of the pandemic. Attendees at the concert were required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, with the last dose received at least 14 days before the show.
Prior to their New York City show, Grohl said: “We’ve been waiting for this day for over a year. And Madison Square Garden is going to feel that hard.