Unsurprisingly, the Corona virus pandemic has claimed another tour, this time the 2020 ‘This Is Not A Drill‘ tour of North America.
Roger Waters has released a statement, which you can read below
THE BAD NEWS: I’ve had to postpone my THIS IS NOT A DRILL tour until next year. Bummer, but if it saves one life, it’s worth it.
THE GOOD NEWS!!!! A federal Judge in Washington DC ruled on March 25, 2020 that Trump’s Dakota Access Pipeline Executive order was ILLEGAL and demands an E.I.S (Environmental Impact Statement). This is a huge victory for the STANDING ROCK SIOUX TRIBES. POWER TO THE PEOPLE!!! Love R.
Ticketholders are advised to hold on to their original tickets for now, and there will be more information forthcoming.
Remember to check back in with AFG for updates over the coming days and weeks.
Further to the postponement of their 2020 tour, Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets ‘Live at the Roundhouse‘ concert video and audio releases have also been delayed.
Owing to the worldwide Coronavirus pandemic, the release has been pushed from April, and will now hit store shelves on September 18th 2020.
The band posted the following update on their Facebook page:
Based on some social comments concerning the release date of Live At The Roundhouse changing, the band, and Sony Music, wanted to offer some further clarification of the reasons:
– At such extraordinary times they want to do all they can to help, prioritising post / deliveries for vital supplies & limiting interaction for these very important delivery workers to ensure everyone’s safety
– Sony’s main warehouse has been placed on lockdown with no date confirmed for re-opening so they cannot complete the manufacture, or supply stock, on this or indeed any other Sony release currently
– Music retailers, particularly small, independent stores, will be hit hard by these closures and we want to support them by issuing this at a time where each store can be open for customers. Additionally to this, Amazon has informed all record companies non-essential products like CDs and DVDs will not be prioritised and may not be shipped
To help fans with the wait, the band is planning on releasing more preview tracks online, starting this week, so keep checking back with AFG!