Exodus guitarist Gary Holt shared a post on his official Instagram account announcing the postponement of their upcoming ‘The Bay Strikes Back Tour’ with Testament and Death Angel to 2022. While fans were worried at first glimpse, thinking it might be due to a positive COVID-19 test, Holt revealed that it’s just a precaution.

For those of you who might not recall, the U.S. leg of ‘The Bay Strikes Back Tour’ featuring three thrash legends Testament, Exodus, and Death Angel was announced a few months ago. Like many other bands, Exodus thought it was time to hit the road due to the high vaccination rate and easing of restrictions.

The bands were supposed to start touring at the Fremont Theater in San Luis Obispo, California, on October 6. However, several bands announced their decision to postpone their concerts due to the positive COVID-19 cases in their crew. ‘The Bay Strikes Back Tour’ now is not an exception, as Gary Holt announced the sad news on his Instagram account.

The Exodus guitarist recently made an announcement via a post on his official Instagram account, revealing that, unfortunately, the tour was postponed to 2022. The new dates were also announced, and the tour is scheduled to start on April 9 next year until May 20.

Gary Holt didn’t forget to give an explanation to all the disappointed fans out there who were planning to see them on stage. Apparently, they all feared that the shows might get canceled after they’ve hit the road due to a positive COVID-19 test. According to Holt, to prevent further damage, they simply took precautions even though they saddened them as well.

In his IG post, Holt captioned:

“Super bummed to announce we have postponed the Bay Strikes Back tour. I don’t think I’ve ever looked forward to anything short of the birth of my children and grandchildren. The fear and highly likely odds of shows being canceled to positive COVID tests, the risk is too much. One bad test and we are fucked. Sucks ass.

The ONE positive in this is more time for Tom Hunting to get back to full strength! He will be returning to his drums at Aftershock, and the Fox show is still a go, as they are basically one-off shows. Swipe to see the rescheduled dates. All three bands are super bummed about this. But maybe by next year, we will be back to fun times with zero restrictions.”

You can see the Instagram post below.

Photo Credit: Gary Holt – Instagram
Photo Credit: Gary Holt – Instagram