Rage Against the Machine has made the decision to can their first round of reunion tour dates with Run the Jewels, amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The band were scheduled to kick off the tour on March 26th in El Paso, Texas. Whilst all spring (US) dates have been postponed, the band are planning to resume to tour as planned after May 20th.

“Due to the current outbreak and ban on public gathering, we are postponing the first part of our tour (March 26th-May20th_ with Run The Jewels,” the band shared in a statement.

“The safety and health of those who come to our shows is of utmost importance to us. All previously purchased tickets will be honoured for newly scheduled shows. As it stands the July and August tour is still on. We will be in touch soon about rescheduled dates.”

The band were also slated as the Friday night headliner at this year’s Coachella, which, earlier this week, was pushed back from April to October due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Rage Against the Machine joins the myriad of live music and entertainment events that have been forced to postpone or cancel as a result of corona.

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Just this week we’ve seen the cancellation of Download Festival AustraliaUnder the Southern Stars and SXSW. Live Nation, AEG and a bunch of other leading promoters have also pulled all large tours scheduled for the month of March.