I hope everybody is staying safe and following your own goverment guidelines, it's the only way we are going to defeat Coronavirus. One thing is for certain the World will never be the same again but we need to get back to some normality and staying home is the way forward.
The virus has decimated the ability of musicians/bands to play gigs, record together, while album releases have also been delayed.
Ringo Starr (& his All Starr Band) have acted swiftly in re-arranging their 'Spring tour 2020' now postponed to May/June 2021. Paul McCartney, who hates to cancel concerts, on the surface, seems to be playing a waiting game.
23.05 Pierre Mauroy Stadium, Lille - STILL ON SALE 26.05 Paris La Défense Arena, Paris - STILL ON SALE 29.05 Goffert Park, Nijmegen - STILL ON SALE 31.05 Stadium Matmut, Bordeaux - POSTPONED UNTIL 2021 04.06 HDI Arena, Hannover - CANCELLED 07.06 Groupama Stadium, Lyon - STILL ON SALE 10.06 Piazza Plebiscito, Naples - STILL ON SALE 13.06 Mura Storiche, Lucca - STILL ON SALE 17.06 Olympic Stadium, Barcelona, Spain - STILL ON SALE 21.06 TW Classic Festival, Werchter, Belgium - CANCELLED 27.06 Glastonbury - CANCELLED
He had arranged 10 dates in the run up to his headling Glastonbury appearance on the 27th June. Three gigs, the 4th June concert in Hannover and two festivals, the TW Classic Festival in Belgium & Glastonbury in UK have been cancelled. As you can see above, seven dates are still on sale through Paul's website but it's the gig on the 31st May at Stadium Matmut, Bordeaux that caught my eye. The venue's website advise they're waiting for a new date with the following information added:
PROGRAMMING INFORMATION - Paul McCartney's production is currently working on a postponement date to 2021. We will give you more information as soon as possible.
While it's good news that Paul's management are looking to re-arrange the concerts, is it correct to continue to sell tickets for gigs that may not happen on the original date?
I'll be suprised if any of the Paul McCartney gigs go ahead in 2020, so does Paul need to follow Ringo's example and freshen up his Freshen Up tour dates?