King Diamond cancels his show at Hell and Heaven 2020. After much speculation about their attendance and amid concerns about coronavirus, the band made a sad announcement to their fans.
After the UN declared the coronavirus a pandemic, the situation in many countries around the world has begun to change and many of the governments are taking action to protect the population from this worrying disease .
In an unfortunate turn of events, Italian orchestral-death metal giants #FleshgodApocalypse have been forced to postpone their North American tour due to travel restrictions implemented in response to the spread of COVID-19, “Coronavirus.”
— Fleshgod Apocalypse (@FApocalypse) March 11, 2020
This has also impacted the music industry; Several concerts and festivals that would take place in the coming days are being canceled for different reasons, most related to COVID-19 .
One of these events is Hell And Heaven 2020 , a festival that will take place on March 14 and 15 at the Pegaso Dynamic Center . In the midst of speculation about the realization of this musical event, several bands have started to cancel their presentations, one of them was King Diamond .
— King Diamond (@kingdiamond) March 12, 2020
Through his Twitter account , King Diamond shared a statement informing his followers that due to health problems , he had to undergo surgery that should not have major complications. However, his doctor recommended that it is in his best interest to stay at rest to avoid risks and that his recovery is carried out in the most optimal way possible.
So it was that King Diamond decided to cancel his presentation at Hell and Heaven 2020 , leaving an empty space in the line-up of the festival . Other rumors suggest that this would not be the only band that decided not to appear at the event; Katatonia and Fleshgod Apocalypse also issued similar statements confirming their absence.
HELL & HEAVEN, MEXICO STATEMENT pic.twitter.com/6w8oRmhMPF
— KATATONIA (@KatatoniaBand) March 12, 2020
There are still many doubts among festival goers about the possibility that other bands cancel or even that the event is not carried out due to the coronavirus . The Hell and Heaven organization continues in complete silence on this, which is why speculation has grown on social media.