My dear friends, 
The Covid-19 virus pandemic has truly put our world into a state of panic and it is really causing a lot of pain and damage around the planet. 
It's going to get worse before it gets better, and the virus is affecting older people a lot harder than younger people, so we have to be very careful to not accidentally cause harm to our elderly relatives and friends. 
European and Asian governments are now working hard on responding responsibly to slow down the spread of the virus to make it more manageable and not lose the health system. 
As an artist, I realise that carry a great responsibility with regards to containing transmission of this pandemic. In one tour, I come into touch with thousands of people, even tens of thousands, and it is very important that I don't contribute to further spreading of the virus. 
That being said, we have been looking so much forward to coming to play our String Spring tour for you guys. We recorded videos, spent weeks on arrangements and rehearsals, recording and pressing a new EP and lots of love. So many new stories I wanted to tell you and so many people I wanted to hug and laugh with. 

But now the reality is that several venues have already been ordered to cancel our concerts. This is a prudent and wise decision and we respect it. We foresee that in the coming days more venues will cancel the concerts. 
This reality has forced us to cancel the tour. It is very painful, sad and of course financially devastating both for us and the local promoters, but it is the responsible thing to do. By cancelling the tour, we are doing our share to curtail the spreading of the virus. I have no intention of helping it spread. 

So, the decision has been made. I have to cancel my spring tours in Europe, in Germany, Switzerland, Denmark and Sweden. My Norway gigs are still open and we're waiting until we know more about the situation. I have tears in my eyes and I'm very sad, but this is the only right thing to do. 

We are already looking into figuring out rescheduling of some of the concerts for october/november. And we hope that it all works out. And I really appreciate all of your understanding. 

But most importantly, we hope you all stay safe, healthy and follow the advice of health authorities. I want to see you all again this autumn. Please eat your broccoli! 

I love you guys, and I'm so grateful to have such an amazing and loving audience. 
Best wishes and love, 
your friend, 
Svavar Knútur


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