Shinedown has announced their “Deep Dive” tour has been officially canceled.
The band issued the following statement via their Facebook page:
“We’re coming to you with news…
We’ve always been a ‘fans first’ band, but leaving you all in the dark is something we refuse to do.
The ‘Deep Dive Tour’ was an idea the four of us collectively came up with to do something special for you in a way we don’t often get to do. But with the weight of everything happening in the world today, it has come to light that its impossible at this point to continue to move the tour forward this year. Trust us, we’ve tried anything and everything to make these shows happen while always keeping the health and safety of our fans, crew, and local venue staff as our #1 prionty.
Instead of stringing everyone along who pays their hard-earned money through endlessly postponing and rescheduling, we’ve had to make the difficult decision to cancel the shows.
The ‘Deep Dive Tour’ will have to come alive at a different time when it’s safe for all. Refunds for all tickets and VIP will be available at point of purchase.
As much as this crushes us to not play the ‘Deep Dive Tour’, the health and safety of our fans, crew, and venue staff around the world are of the utmost importance to us.
We love you, we miss you, and we have so much more coming for you this year while we sort out the ‘Concert World.’
For information on postponements/cancellations for non-‘Deep Dive’ summer dates, please check at point a purchase.”
Shinedown made news earlier this month when frontman Brent Smith said in an interview, “…As of right now, [the tour is] all a go. So we’re not backing off of that rescheduled timeline. Obviously, our number one priority is the safety of the public, but we also want the public to know something from us to all of them out there: we are not afraid to play for you. We wanna do everything safely and we wanna go by the professionals in the medical community and what we’re gonna need to do, but you can’t stay inside forever.”