Carlos Santana Cancels European Leg Of ‘Miraculous World Tour’ Over Coronavirus Fears

Carlos Santana performing at British Summer Time Hyde Park in 2018
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– Carlos Santana performing at British Summer Time Hyde Park in 2018
The superstar had to cancel his entire European leg of the “Miraculous World Tour.”

With more and more European countries and cities banning large-scale public gatherings, touring the continent has become near impossible for artists attracting large crowds.
Carlos Santana today announced the cancellation of the entire European leg of his “Miraculous World Tour.” 
He initially only cancelled dates in Bologna, Italy, where the tour was supposed to kick off March 14 at Unipol Arena, and then Switzerland, where he would have performed at Hallenstadion Zurich the day after.
Both Switzerland and Italy were among the first to ban public gatherings out of fear of the Coronavirus. 
France followed suit, and now the first state in Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, has begun to ban events with a capacity greater than 1,000.
The German ban affects 18,500-capacity Lanxess Arena in Cologne, where Santana was scheduled to perform on March 23. 
The German state of Bavaria also just banned events with an expected attendance of more than 1,000, which affects Santana’s March 22 concert at Munich’s Olympiahalle.
A statement on Carlos Santana’s website, penned by Michael Vrionis, president of Universal Tone Management, reads: “It is with great disappointment that I have to inform our fans that we are cancelling our upcoming Europe Tour. Many countries have made the decision to restrict public gatherings in excess of 1,000 people to curb the potential spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). 
“While we deeply regret this unfortunate circumstance, the safety of our fans is the main priority for the Santana Organization. We will keep you all informed of new performance dates as they are made, and will make every effort to return to Europe soon. Thank you all very much for your understanding.”
All cancelled shows below:
March 14 – Unipol Arena – Bologna, Italy
March 15 – Hallenstadion Zürich – Zurich, Switzerland
March 17 – TAURON Arena – Krakow, Poland
March 19 – Budapest Arena – Budapest, Hungary
March 20 – Wiener Stadthalle – Vienna, Austria
March 22 – Olympiahalle – Munich, Germany
March 23 – Lanxess Arena – Cologne, Germany
March 24 – Sportpaleis – Antwerp, Belgium
March 26 – The SSE Hydro – Glasgow, United Kingdom
March 27 – The O2 – London, United Kingdom
March 29 – 3Arena – Dublin, Ireland
March 31 – Ziggo Dome – Amsterdam, Netherlands
April 2 – Oslo Spektrum – Oslo, Norway
April 3 – Ericsson Globe – Stockholm, Sweden
April 5 – Hartwall Arena – Helsinki, Finland