It’s not a surprise, but it’s still a bummer.
Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy have announced that all North American dates for their upcoming HELLA MEGA tour have been pushed to 2021, delaying the set of stadium shows during the coronavirus pandemic.
“Hopefully this doesn’t come as a surprise, but as much as we were all looking forward to seeing you all this summer, everyone’s safety is our highest priority so we’ve officially made the call to reschedule all North American dates of the Hella Mega tour until next year,” the bands shared in a statement.
“We’ll be announcing summer 2021 dates with the same venues very soon, so hold on to those tickets. All ticket holders will be emailed directly with refund options as well. Please stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you in 2021.”
The Hella Mega tour was originally to start in July in Seattle, filling baseball stadium across the country into August.
“We wanted to do something that was kind of like a ‘Monsters Of Rock’ kind of feel to it,” Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day told RADIO.COM last year about the show. “We got the ‘Monsters Of Insects’ tour” he laughed.
Last month, the bands were forced to make the same call for European tour dates, as the COVID-19 crisis continues to prevent shows around the world.
In February, Green Day released Father Of All…, the 13th studio album from the band.