In light of the nationwide quarantine in his home country of Italy, veteran dance legend Benny Benassi has canceled his upcoming North American tour. This is the latest hit to the electronic music industry, as COVID-19 was officially declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization on Wednesday, March 11.
Benassi broke the news to fans on Instagram, where he explained that it’s mandatory for him to not travel, due to Italy’s nationwide travel ban. Luckily, Benassi assures fans he is fine, despite being confined to his home. See his full statement below and do what you can to prevent the spread of the virus and sanitize/wash your hands regularly.
For more information about the virus, visit the CDC’s information page.
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