Russell Brand has announced that tonight’s gig at the Perth Concert Hall has been cancelled due to coronavirus.
Brand tweeted that the cancellation was because of a “confirmed case of coronavirus in someone who attended a recent show.”
We have to SADLY CANCEL TONIGHT’S SHOW IN #PERTH because there has been a CONFIRMED CASE OF CORONAVIRUS in someone who attended a recent show and I am not happy with risk for me or for any of you. My apologies, I hope I see you soon.
— Russell Brand (@rustyrockets) March 9, 2020
A subsequent tweet clarified that the issue directly surrounded the woman who had been tested for COVID-19 but didn’t wait for the results before attending WASO’s Absolute Beethoven concert on Saturday night. She returned a positive result late on Saturday night.
Brand’s sold-out show was scheduled for 7pm tonight, Monday March 9.