‘The health and safety of our fans is our utmost priority’: McFly postpone UK tour by six months

McFly have become the latest artists to push back their tour dates due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Five Colours In Her Hair hitmakers – comprised of Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd, Dougie Poynter, and Danny Jones – were due to head out on an 11-date tour of the UK in April and May. 

They will instead be hitting the same cities at the end of the year, in October and November.

Postponed: McFly have become the latest artists to push back their tour dates due to the coronavirus pandemic

They have postponed the shows as the UK government has temporarily banned all gatherings of more than two people, unless they are from the same household.

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In a message posted to Twitter, the band wrote: ‘Following the latest government advice we are very sad to announce that we are rescheduling our upcoming April / May UK 2020 tour.

‘The safety and health of our fans is our utmost priority. Look after each other & see you very soon.

‘Love Tom, Danny, Harry & Dougie (sic)’

No longer: The Five Colours In Her Hair hitmakers – comprised of Tom Fletcher, Harry Judd, Dougie Poynter, and Danny Jones – were due to head out on an 11-date tour of the UK in April

Following the announcement, drummer Harry shared a similar message on his own Twitter account, along with the rescheduled tour dates.

McFly’s rescheduled 2020 tour dates 

 OCTOBER 

18 – Newcastle – Utilita Arena

19 – Leeds – First Direct Arena

21 – Liverpool – M&S Bank Arena

22 – Brighton – The Brighton Centre

23 – Manchester – Manchester Arena

25 – Bournemouth – Bournemouth International Centre

26 – Nottingham – Motorpoint Arena

27 – Glasgow – The SSE Hydro

29 – London – Wembley The SSE Arena

NOVEMBER

01 – Birmingham – Resorts World Arena

02 – Cardiff – Motorpoint Arena

 

In a second tweet, he then also added: ‘We can’t wait to see you in Oct/Nov, only 6 months away. Until then, keep yourselves safe and look after each other. X (sic)’

McFly announced their original tour dates in September last year. 

It came shortly after they released new original material in the form of The Lost Songs, which was a compilation of material from the McFly vaults, 

It was accumulated after the release of their last album, Above The Noise, and before the launch of collaborative project McBusted. 

The Lost Songs – which is comprised of songs originally intended for their unreleased sixth album – was made freely available on Spotify and all major platforms, after the band released one song per week. 

Fellow UK act Harry Styles was due to head out on his Love On Tour before the pandemic but revealed on Wednesday that he decided to push back his shows.

They were due to begin in Birmingham on April 15, until February and March 2021, due to the global health crisis.

Taking to Twitter, he announced to fans: ‘Anyone who knows me, knows that performing has always been my favourite part of working in music.

‘However, during times like these, the safety and protection of touring crew, fans, and everyone else around the world is an immediate priority…

‘For obvious reasons, the upcoming tour in the UK and Europe will be rescheduled to 2021. Tickets already purchased will be valid for these shows.

‘In the meantime, we will be closely monitoring the situation around the world and will continue updating you in the months to come. (sic)’

Delay: Fellow UK act Harry Styles was due to head out on his Love On Tour before the pandemic but revealed on Wednesday that he decided to push back his shows

 

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