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Måneskin announce postponement of UK/European tour due to COVID

The tour, which was set to kick off at Brixton Academy on February 1, has been cancelled due to capacity issues

By Will Richards

Måneskin. (Photo: Francis Delacroix)

Måneskin have announced that their imminent UK and European headline tour has been postponed due to COVID-related issues.

The Italian rockers and 2021 Eurovision winners were set to kick off their tour on February 1 with a show at London’s Brixton Academy, but the run has now been pushed back to a later date that is yet to be confirmed.

“We are extremely sorry,” Måneskin wrote on social media, alongside a video apologising for the delay. “We worked a lot for this tour and everything was set and ready to go but unfortunately in the last few days we had some bad news about the capacity of the venues,” they added.

“We cannot guarantee all the gigs because every country has its own rules, and we have to stick to that, of course, because we have to do our gigs in total safety for everyone.”

The band also announced that rescheduled dates for the tour will be announced by March 1 at the latest. Their message concluded: “Thank you for your patience and support, we are all together in this situation so we just have to hold on, but we will come back, we swear, and it’s going to be even better.”

Elsewhere, Måneskin have said that the UK needs to step away from the cheesy pop of their past Eurovision entries to succeed. Frontman Damiano David instead insisted: “Send a band. You need rock and roll!”

Bassist Victoria De Angelis agreed: “You need a rock band. Someone who wants to do it properly and would take it seriously and are willing to give their best. I think that’s the most important thing.”

It was announced late last year that the team behind Dua Lipa will be picking the UK’s entry for 2022, and Elton John has given his support too.