Russell Brand cancels Perth gig amid coronavirus fears

Russell Brand cancels his Perth gig. Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy
Russell Brand cancels his Perth gig. Photo by Lester Cohen/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

COMEDIAN Russell Brand has cancelled his Perth Concert Hall gig tonight after a woman with coronavirus visited the venue on Saturday night.

Russell Brand tweeted he would not be performing.

Fifth WA coronavirus case confirmed

Brand’s sold out event was scheduled for 7pm tonight.

Perth Concert Hall has released a statement confirming the venue is operating normally and remains open to the public following the cancelled gig.

“While we note Russell Brand’s decision to cancel his event this evening, all other events are proceeding as normal including all of WASO’s 2020 concerts in the coming weeks,” the statement reads.

“The venue has been thoroughly cleaned based on the advice of the health authorities.

“We will keep patrons, artists and the community updated should the situation change.”

Perth Concert Hall has also posted on the Facebook event page about purchased tickets.

Perth Concert Hall has posted on the event page.

 

 

Ticket buyers who have not received an email from Perth Concert Hall by 2:30pm today are asked to email marketing@perthconcerthall.com.au

A woman, aged in her 70s, returned to Perth from Cuba via London on Thursday.

She was tested the next day after suffering mild symptoms and went to a concert at the Perth Concert Hall on Saturday, when the test returned positive.

Another woman, aged in her 60s, has contracted coronavirus from her husband after he returned from Iran, making her the state’s first person-to-person transmission of COVID-19.

The woman is WA’s fifth case of coronavirus.