Pendragon postpone April 2021 live dates

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UK prog rockers Pendragon have announced they have been forced to postpone their April 2021 live dates, citing continued uncertainty with the impact of the coronavirus. The band's later UK and South American dates and festival appearances remain unaffected at the moment.

In a statement on the band's website, Nick Barret said: "Having looked at the looming tour in April 2021, nothing has really changed sufficiently with finding a proper solution to playing live during the ongoing COVID-19 problem. We therefore regret to say that it is necessary for us to postpone the April 2021 tour, and in some cases the shows will be cancelled with a view to rebooking them wherever possible.

"I’ve tried to wait as long as possible before making a decision but we would need to book tour buses and people would have to book time off work to do the tour right now and we cannot wait any longer.

"This time I think we need to wait till we know we are in the clear before we put the new dates together, but I am thinking/hoping of late April/May 2022. [earlier is impossible as Clive is on tour with Arena Autumn 2021]

"We will see how things look soon regarding the May/June and July 2021 shows, [Brazil, Chile, Winter’s End, Canada and London]. OK – hope we can get to play soon!"

Currently unaffected are the following dates:

May 7: UK London 229
May 8: UK Chepstow Winter's End Festival
May 21: BRA Sao Paolo Teatro Opus
May 22: CHI Santiago Club Chocolate
Jun 20: UK Cambridge Rock Festival
Jul 17: GER Night Of The Prog Festival

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.