Benny Benassi announced yesterday that he’s canceling his upcoming North American tour due to the mandatory quarantine in Italy. Benassi’s home of Italy is one of the most affected regions by the Coronavirus and has seen a steep rise in Coronavirus cases with nearly 1,000 new cases in each of the last three days.
Benassi was slated to play Beyond Wonderland in Southern California, which is proceeding as planned as of right now. You can check out his post sharing the news below.
“To all my fans worldwide.
As some of you may already know, my country Italy has been hit hard by Coronavirus.
Now the whole nation is in quarantine and, like everyone else, I have to stay at home and reduce social contact to an absolute minimum.
It’s very tough but it’s necessary. The only way to defeat this disease is to contain it.
Everyone has to help, no exceptions if we want to get through this.
I am legally and morally obliged not to travel.
So I won’t be able to play the scheduled shows in North America this month.
I hope everyone understands.
Don’t worry about me, I am fine!
I hope you are all fine too and if you live in an area that’s affected by the virus, please follow my example and do what the Authorities ask you to do.
We’re all in this together.
Together we will win. 🙏🏻❤️”
The music industry has been hit pretty hard by the Coronarvius outbreak, with festivals like Ultra Music Festival and Tomorrowland Winter canceling for the year. Just yesterday, Coachella announced it would be postponed until October.