Slipknot is postponing their previously announced tour of Asia, including the band's two-day Knotfest Japan festival, due to the spread of coronavirus.
Earlier tonight, Slipknot released the following statement via social media: "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. 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."
The band was set to kick off their tour on March 20th