5 Mar – While rock fans get to rock out with Scorpions and Whitesnake at "Singapore Rockfest II" today, they unfortunately won't be able to do so with Slipknot and Trivium anytime soon.
The latter two were initially scheduled to perform under the same Rockfest banner later this month but have decided to postpone their appearances due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.
"In light of global health concerns, Slipknot have decided to postpone their upcoming Asian tour, including Knotfest Japan. While decisions like this are not easy, the safety and well-being of the band's fans always comes first," says a statement from Slipknot, as posted on organiser LAMC Productions' social media.
"Furthermore, in this case, the bands and artists, crew and local employees are also equally affected, and as such, this was the only responsible decision that could be made. Slipknot and Knotfest will both return to Asia very soon, and at such time that everyone can be ensured of the best experience possible."
Trivium also released their statement: "Due to circumstances outside of our control we have been forced to postpone all of our tour dates in March in Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia. We also will not be making a scheduled press stop in Germany at this time. We hope to reschedule these dates very soon. Thanks, and stay safe out there."
Don't worry fans, those who have purchased their tickets to the 24 March show at Fort Canning Park can hang on to their tickets, as those will still be valid for the Singapore rescheduled date, which will be announced soon.
Just a couple of hours before the abovementioned postponement was announced, another act for "Singapore Rockfest II" was revealed to have cancelled their appearance at the music festival's "The Afterfest Party".
Milan-based gothic metal band Lacuna Coil says that they have no choice but to cancel their upcoming performances in Dubai, Melbourne, Sydney, Tokyo, Osaka, Singapore and Jakarta.
Their home region, Lombadia, is the center of the coronavirus outbreak that is spreading across Italy and Europe. The band hopes the emergency can soon be contained so they can get back on the road to meet their fans.
Refund for Lacuna Coil's 27 March show at Esplanade Annexe Studio can be made via SISTIC channels.