Godsmack Scrap 2020 Touring Plans Amid COVID-19 Crisis


Godsmack have scrapped their 2020 touring plans amid the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The band’s frontman Sully Erna recently told SiriusXM‘s ‘Trunk Nation‘ that their decision to do so means they have also cancelled a planned summer tour with The Pretty Reckless. He offered:

“We were going out with The Pretty Reckless to do a major tour in July through September, but all that’s gone now. Because I don’t see this thing resolving itself to the point where people are going to want to jump back into big crowds yet.

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I do think we’re gonna eradicate this thing and I have high hopes that this is gonna end soon, but I do think there’s gonna be a lag where people are gonna [say] (a) ‘Maybe I’m not gonna go right to a concert yet or a sports event and be around a lot of people; there’s lingering parts of this thing going on.’ And (b), with people losing houses and their jobs and stuff like that, I think when it comes back, they’re gonna be, like, ‘All right. I’m glad it’s over. Let’s get back to work. But I probably should replenish my savings account before I start buying concert tickets.'”

“We decided, ‘You know what? Let’s not try to jam ourselves into the fall.’ We were at the tail end of this record anyway, so this gives us time to go work on a new album and also be first next year to be able to pick the venues we wanna go to, the tour buses that we want, the days that we wanna be at those venues, the markets we wanna be in, and let’s just book out ahead of time and be first next year instead of trying to find our little piece of real estate this fall when every other band is probably gonna try to go out and tour.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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