Avatar Postpone Remainder Of U.S. Tour Due To Frontman Johannes Eckerström Testing Positive For COVID-19


Avatar have postponed the remainder of their U.S. tour as a result of the band’s frontman Johannes Eckerström testing positive for COVID-19. A statement from the group on the matter reads as follows:

“We are very sorry to announce that the remaining dates of the Going Hunting tour are postponed. Johannes has tested positive for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated, feels fine under the circumstances, and expects a full recovery shortly. Sadly, this will not be in time to make the remaining shows happen. We are already working on solutions to make the dates at a later time. We are looking into routing around our dates in January at Shiprocked, so please stay tuned for that!

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We made a point to not see friends, fans, or anyone outside our bubble on this run in order to minimize the risks. We thank everyone who helped make this tour as safe as possible. It’s amazing that we made it this far and that was a team effort.

This is just a bump in the road and we WILL see you all very, very soon!
Be good to yourselves. Take care of each other. / Avatar

While illness is certainly no laughing matter, Eckerström‘s positive diagnosis does come with a bit of irony. Earlier on in this tour, one of the opening acts, Tallah, were ejected from the bill after several members tested positive for COVID-19. Tallah claimed at the time that they were removed from the tour “due to some miscommunication about Avatar‘s COVID guidelines.”

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