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Blossoms postpone European tour dates due to Omicron variant concerns

They're hoping to reschedule the shows as soon as possible

By Nick Reilly

Blossoms perform live at Reading Festival 2021
Blossoms perform live at Reading Festival 2021 (Picture: BBC)

Blossoms have postponed their European tour due to ongoing concerns around COVID-19.

The Stockport band – lead vocalist Tom Ogden, bassist Charlie Salt, guitarist Josh Dewhurst, drummer Joe Donovan and keyboardist Myles Kellock – will push back on plans to tour across the continent as a result of the Omicron variant.

In a statement, Blossoms said: “We’re really gutted to have to that, due to the current situation with COVID, our forthcoming dates in Germany, France, Belgium and Netherlands have been postponed and will no longer be happening in January and February.”

They hope to “reschedule the dates and will announce as soon as possible as we have the news”.

“Really sorry to have to do this. Blossoms X,” they concluded.

They’re the latest group to postpone European tour dates, after Wolf Alice confirmed earlier today that they will postpone their latest touring plans until later in the year.

Their UK tour was supposed to start this month, and the band said they were “absolutely gutted” to be delaying, but said “people’s safety and access to our concerts is of the utmost importance to us and we feel that is something we can’t ensure at these large indoor shows”

The new dates have been confirmed and will take place in February and March, starting at the Barrowland Ballroom in Glasgow on February 14, 15 and 16.

Blossoms’ most recent gigs took place in Manchester and London back in October 2021, where they were joined by Rick Astley for an unlikely evening of covers of songs by The Smiths.

They will resume touring in the UK in May, with dates in Doncaster, Warrington and Southampton all scheduled.