Little Mix cancel their summer tour amid coronavirus pandemic

LITTLE Mix announced they are cancelling their entire summer tour amid the coronavirus crisis.

The four-piece made up of Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards took to the group's official Twitter account, as well as their own social media channels, to confirm the news.

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They wrote: "We are so sad to announce that following the latest government advice, we have to cancel our upcoming UK Summer Tour.

"The health and safety of our fans and crew is always our number one priority.

"Please look out for an email from your ticketing agent shortly. Please only contact them if you have not received an email by May 5th."

The Break Up Song hitmakers finished off the announcement with a message of support amid the pandemic to their loyal fans: "Please stay safe and stay home, lots of love, the girls x".

The band's 21-date tour of the UK was due to begin on June 26 at The Falkirk Stadium in Scotland and finish a month later on July 26 in Aberdeen.

The month-long run of shows also included a headline performance at BST Hyde Park, which organisers announced earlier this month would be cancelled.

Announcing the shows back in December, the band said: "Performing live is our favourite thing to do as a band."

"Our last summer tour in 2018 was one of our favourites ever, so we can’t wait for some more brilliant outdoor shows next year. We want everyone to come party with us in the sunshine!"

Fans were understandable sad to hear the news but supported their decision.

One loyal fan penned: "Aww gutted but totally the right decision! Stay safe girls".

"This is completely out of everybody‘s control, it‘s the right decision to cancel the tour," another shared. "Our priority should be to stay safe".

A third wrote: "Stay safe girlie's! Can't wait to see you once this is all over. We'll sing our hearts out at next tour."

Despite their tour being cancelled, the band haven't let lockdown get in the way of their new release Break Up Song and filmed the entire video at their homes.

They also performed as part of Global Citizen's One World benefit over the weekend.

Little Mix are one of many acts that have been forced to cancel or postpone their gigs due to the health crisis sweeping the nation.

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The Rolling Stones, Louis Tomlinson, Dua Lipa and Harry Styles are some of the names that have either postponed or cancelled their tours amid the pandemic.

Last month, the Government banned mass gatherings, meaning concerts and all major sporting events would be cancelled as the country faced lockdown.

Currently, the UK has 129,044 confirmed cases of the coronavirus while the death toll has risen to 17,337.

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