America has apparently declared mission accomplished when it comes to COVID-19. Even though infection and case rates are still higher than Canada’s in some territories, masks are being tossed, social distancing has all but disappeared, and people are crowding into big public events. Tours and festivals that had been postponed are now being rescheduled for 2021.
Canada? Nope. Not yet. Many of the rescheduled tours have dropped the Canadian dates from the itinerary.
1. Foo Fighters
They were supposed to hit a couple of places in Canada on their 25th-anniversary tour. That didn’t happen, of course, but now that they’ve rescheduled (it’s being called The
25th 26th Anniversary Tour), there’s nothing for us north of the border.
2. The Hella Mega Tour
There used to a date scheduled for the Rogers Centre in Toronto, but now the tour with Green Day, Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and The Interrupters will bypass us entirely.
3. Guns N’ Roses
Fans will holding out hope for a July show at the Rogers Centre, but that’s been scrubbed from this set of new dates.
Okay, so it’s not a tour, but it’s still the most famous festival in the US. Organizers were apparently thinking about doing something in October, but the just-announced new dates are in April 2022. YouTube says they’ll stream the whole thing.
5. Alanis Morisette’s Jagged Little Pill Tour
Another gig (also featuring Liz Phair and Garage) that was supposed to come to Canada in 2021. Nope.
Me? I’d rather we be safe than sorry and I’m hoping that the US (and the UK) aren’t pushing their luck when it comes to getting back to normal. But that doesn’t mean we can’t be jealous.