Veteran pomp rockers Magnum have held up their hands against the current hysteria sweeping the world in the wake of the onset of the Covid-19 virus by declaring unequivocally that their upcoming tour will go ahead where possible.
Says the band:
“Let’s get this right out there:
The band are NOT going to cancel the tour.
We’ve been in rehearsal for three weeks now. We’re all in excellent health. Dennis (Ward, new bassist-Ed) has been fitting in fantastically and we’re looking forward to playing our new material for the first time to as many people as possible.
We are contractually obliged to play every single show and we intend to do so.
We’d urge every fan and indeed every human being around the world to not fall into the trap of allowing fear and misinformation surrounding the virus to prevent them from living their lives to the fullest.
If a band with an average age of nearly sixty are chomping at the bit to get on a tour bus and go and play our hearts out for three months solid we sincerely hope that you’re not too afraid to come out and see us! Pack these venues out and show us what Magnum fans are made of.
See you on the road.
Bob, Tony, Rick, Lee, Dennis and all the crew”
That’s the spirit! (no more song title puns – Ed).
The band’s most recent release, The Serpent Rings, was described by our very own big cheese Scott Adams in his review of the album as the band’s “finest album since 1988’s Wings of Heaven… ageless throatsmith Bob Catley gives a bravura performance that’ll have you grinning like a loon as the hairs on the back of your neck rise to pay respect to surely Britain’s most underrated yet enduring hard rock vocalist…”