My Chemical Romance have cancelled their March shows in Japan including Download Festival.
The band were due to play Osaka on March 28 and Tokyo on March 29 for Download but issued a statement today on social media saying they were taking the advice of their promoter and postponing.
“The promoter of our Japan shows suggested that we postpone the shows in Japan for the safety of the public, and we are heeding that advice,” the statement said.
“We had very much hoped to have alternate dates confirmed before we announced the postponement, to make sure our fans knew we had every intention of coming back.
“Somehow, word got out before we could do that.
“However, please know we are working on rescheduling shows and will try to announce those soon.
“We are terribly sad to postpone, and even more distressed about what is happening the world over.
“Take good care and we hope to see you all as soon as possible.
“Please be good to each other.”