Torres opens up about “drastic” European tour cancellation following coronavirus outbreak - EpicNews

Torres, aka Mackenzie Scott, has opened up about the “drastic” cancellation of her European tour following the coronavirus outbreak

Speaking to Pitchfork, Scott recounted how she was performing one of many final exhibits of her tour in Berlin when the United States imposed a journey ban from Europe which brought about mass panic.

“It all happened so much more quickly and drastically than anyone was expecting…To be overseas watching it unfold from the backseat of a van on our cell phones was very surreal,” Scott stated.


Speaking about the following tour cancellation, Scott stated: “It was really bizarre because we were having such a fun time…Two weeks into touring, you’re finally starting to sound really tight. To have it just shut down like that is a bummer.”

She continued: “I have extreme gratitude for everyone who has reached out to help me and other artists in this time…I’m hoping that everyone is just going to take a nice big breather and heal themselves if they can. Hopefully live music doesn’t die and it all comes back in the fall and everyone’s more excited than ever.”

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Speaking about the environment throughout her ultimate performances, Scott added: “The vibe of the entire tour felt sort of cautious and uneasy. The vitality was very unsure from us, my bandmates, our crew, but additionally from followers.

“When we got to Berlin, people just really showed up. The fear didn’t seem to hurt the crowd the way it did in other places. It was a full room. People’s awareness seemed to be heightened to the idea that they might not get to see shows for a little while. And sure enough, my show ended up being the last one there before they announced that they were closing for two months.”


Scott additionally opened up about the assistance she obtained from followers to get residence after the journey ban was introduced.

“When I realised that I needed to get residence in a short time and that tickets weren’t going to be low-cost, I knew I couldn’t put it on the bank card we’d been utilizing as a result of it’d been maxed out already from accommodations and journey bills.

“The money I created from merch was going instantly into paying for fuel for the van. I didn’t even have any cash in any respect to spend. So I simply requested individuals. I requested followers on the web, which I’ve by no means executed in my life. Asking for assist in basic just isn’t actually my forte. But I received so scared that we had been going to get caught.

“…People were so generous! I’m still trying to figure out what my plan is for thanking people, because it’s the reason I made it home quickly and safely.”

Today, the persevering with virus disaster noticed extra occasions cancelled. Glastonbury announced that the 2020 festival was cancelled then later, the Eurovision Song Contest followed suit, cancelling the occasion for the primary time in its 63 yr historical past.

The 1975 and Noel Gallagher additionally postponed upcoming tour dates. You can see a full listing of the gigs affected here.