Square Enix announced that it is cancelling a few concerts for Final Fantasy XIV and NieR in Japan due to ongoing COVID-19 coronavirus concerns.
First, Square Enix announced that it will cancel all Tokyo performances for the December-announced NieR: Theatrical Orchestra 12020. This applies to all three showings from March 28-29, 2020. The concert is part of the 10th anniversary celebration for the NieR series that brings fully-orchestrated performances for the fans. It features music from NieR Gestalt/RepliCant and NieR: Automata.
For now, this only applies to the Tokyo performances for NieR: Theatrical Orchestra 12020. The Osaka performances will still carry on as scheduled on April 25. However, Square Enix noted that this is also subject to change depending on circumstances.
Next, Square Enix announced that it cancelled the April 14-15 performances of The Primals Live in Tokyo – Bringers of Shadow. This was expected to be the first independent show in two years by Final Fantasy XIV sound director Masayoshi Soken’s band, The Primals.
Square Enix stated the reason behind the cancellation is due to the current concerns of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak in Japan. This is the third coronavirus-related cancellation from Square Enix, following the PAX East 2020 activities and the Final Fantasy VII Remake Battle Train event.