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My Chemical Romance is the latest artist to postpone upcoming shows in Japan due to concerns over the coronavirus.

The band shared the following in a statement on their official website: “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. 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.”

The past week, and especially the past 24 hours, has seen a flood of postponements of various public gatherings due to concerns of the spread of coronavirus, from festivals and conferences like Coachella and E3 to the NBA suspending its entire season.
 

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Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.