The coronavirus has upended another gig in the Boise area.

Danish metal band Volbeat, who are co-hosting a tour with Swedish headbangers Ghost, have canceled their performance at the Ford Idaho Center in Nampa scheduled for tonight – Friday January 28.

The Ghost concert will still take place, including the Temple opening act. But Volbeat will not go on stage. Drummer Jon Larsen has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from the band.

Volbeat broke the news on social media at 9:30 a.m. The concert is at 8 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.

“Unfortunately this morning Jon tested positive for COVID so we will have to cancel our appearance tonight…Jon is asymptomatic and feeling well so hopefully he will be back behind the kit soon. …

“Boise, we hope to be back soon. Please stay safe in the meantime!

Refunds are available by emailing [email protected] with the order number, according to the Idaho Center’s Facebook page, or by calling (208) 442-3232. Refunds must be requested before entering the venue.

COVID-19 fan requirements remain in place for the Ghost and Temple event. Details are on the Ford Idaho Center website.

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Grammy-nominated hard rock and metal band Volbeat, from Denmark, won’t be rocking Nampa after all. SKH Music

This story was originally published January 28, 2022 4:48 p.m.

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Entertainment writer and opinion columnist Michael Deeds chronicles the good life in Boise: restaurants, concerts, culture, cool stuff. Acts came to fruition at the Idaho Statesman as an intern in 1991 before taking on roles such as sportswriter, editor and music critic. Over the years, his freelance work has spanned from writing album reviews for the Washington Post to hyping Boise in that airline magazine you left on the plane. Deeds holds a bachelor’s degree in editorial journalism from the University of Nebraska.