Iron Maiden has officially announced that their ‘Legacy of the Beast’ tour will be postponed until (at earliest) June of 2021. Manager Rod Smallwood released a statement in regards to the tour, giving details as to why the decision was made, and that most venues and shows were able to be rescheduled, with the exception of a few. You can see the official statement from Smallwood on the bands Facebook Page, or check it out below!
Legacy of the Beast Touring Update 2020/21I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well, wherever you may…
The music industry has been hit pretty hard due to the Coronavirus pandemic, especially concert venues. There has been a rising concern that many local venues could go completely out of business within the next six months. In response, the National Independent Venue Association (NIVA) was recently formed to help spread the awareness of the importance of the venues and the devastation the closings could have in the music industry, hoping to get some aid to keep venues going. NIVA has also started a GoFundMe page to help keep the venue going for the time being. You can find out much more about NIVA, their members, or even donate to them at their website right here.
A concert venue in Derby, New Hampshire is trying to keep it’s business going by making itself a Drive-in movie theater for the time being. Owner Scott Hayward of the TupeloMusicHall said “I’m not going to pretend that I have figured out all of the details, but I want to share with you what I do know now that the Town of Derry has given me a permit to do this. Hayward hopes to get it going by the end of the month. You can read a bit more on the idea right here. Hopefully some of our own local venues can come up with a clever way to both provide entertainment and keep the business going. It would be cool to see some turned into a Drive-in here in Connecticut, makes me feel nostalgic just thinking about it!
Finally, wrestler and FOZZY front man Chris Jericho is forming a KISS cover band called Kuarantine. The first song and video will be released on May 15th, and you can see a little sample of it below!
Sources: Facebook.com, Loudwire.com, Ultimateclassicrock.com