Billboard ha compilado una lista continua de los principales conciertos y eventos que se han pospuesto o cancelado debido al brote.
A medida que la enfermedad del coronavirus continúa propagándose, los organizadores de eventos en vivo han cancelado o pospuesto grandes reuniones desde conferencias de tecnología hasta conciertos importantes.
Billboard ha compilado una lista continua de los principales conciertos y eventos que se han pospuesto o cancelado debido al brote.
Cancelaciones anunciadas en junio
4 de junio: El festival de música de Austin Levitation ha sido cancelado. “La crisis de Covid-19 ha hecho que sea imposible entregar la alineación y la experiencia que habíamos planeado para 2020. Más que nada, queríamos encontrar una manera de superar esto y tener otro fin de semana de grandes espectáculos con ustedes, pero tendremos que espere hasta 2021 para eso “, dijeron los organizadores en un comunicado. “Todas las compras de boletos han sido reembolsadas y deben procesarse en los próximos 7-10 días hábiles. Esté atento a las fechas y los detalles de LEVITATION 2021. Gracias por su apoyo, ¡esperamos verlos en ese momento!”
Summerfest 2020 ha sido cancelado. Don Smiley, presidente y director ejecutivo de Milwaukee World Festival, Inc., dijo en un comunicado: “Después de una consideración cuidadosa, diligente y reflexiva, y por precaución por la salud y la seguridad de nuestra comunidad, incluidos artistas, fanáticos, vendedores , participantes y personal: el Summerfest presentado por American Family Insurance no tendrá lugar en septiembre de 2020, como se anunció anteriormente “. Obtenga información de reembolso aquí.
1 ° de Junio: Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison y Joan Jett anunciaron que su gira de estadios de verano por América del Norte se pospone hasta el próximo verano, con fechas reprogramadas por venir. Las entradas serán honradas en espectáculos reprogramados; La información de reembolso aún no está disponible.
Cancelaciones anunciadas en mayo
29 de mayo: La gira conjunta Faith No More y Korn, que comenzaría en agosto, ha sido cancelada “por precaución por la seguridad de nuestros fanáticos, equipo y compañeros artistas”. Faith No More dijo que los titulares de boletos recibirán un correo electrónico sobre las opciones de reembolso.
27 de mayo: Rammstein anunció que su gira por Norteamérica en 2020 se reprogramará para 2021. “Lamentablemente, pero en aras de la salud y la seguridad de todos, tenemos que posponer nuestra gira por América del Norte. Ahora estamos trabajando para reprogramar la gira en 2021”, el grupo tuiteó
Mayo 24: Josh Groban pospuso sus programas de residencia de Radio City Music Hall hasta 2021. Vea las nuevas fechas aquí.
20 de mayo: Beck ha cancelado su gira europea 2020. “Debido a las restricciones continuas en las reuniones públicas y en interés de la seguridad pública, los siguientes programas de Beck no sucederán según lo programado”, compartió su cuenta oficial de Twitter. “Estamos trabajando para reprogramar la mayor cantidad de estos programas tan pronto como sea seguro hacerlo y lo mantendremos actualizado en el camino. Consulte el punto de compra para obtener información sobre boletos / reembolsos. Beck lamenta mucho esta situación y espera volver al escenario lo antes posible “.
19 de mayo: James Taylor y Jackson Browne anunciaron que las fechas de su gira 2020 se mudarán oficialmente a 2021. “Esperamos reprogramar la gira un poco antes, pero los expertos que consultamos nos han aconsejado esperar un año completo. Les agradecemos a todos por su paciencia y comprensión y están realmente alentados por la mayoría de ustedes que retienen sus boletos. Los honraremos “, dijo el dúo en un comunicado.
18 de mayo: La feria Ramblin 'Man Fair 2020 de Inglaterra ha sido cancelada. El evento originalmente programado para llevarse a cabo en Mote Park en Maidstone, Kent, del 17 al 19 de julio con sets de Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hawkwind, Clutch, Rival Sons y más, se vio obligado a suspender la reunión de este año porque el Reino Unido no permite reuniones masivas. .
15 de Mayo: NCT 127 ha cancelado su gira norteamericana de 2020. “NCTzens! Me entristece decir que debido a la situación actual tendremos que cancelar la gira norteamericana”, tuiteó Johnny de la banda. “Sabemos que ustedes estaban ansiosos por la nueva gira tanto como nosotros. Nos aseguraremos de mantenerlos sonrientes de una forma u otra, y nos aseguraremos de que la próxima vez que hagamos una gira sea la más mágica”. Gracias a todos siempre, manténgase a salvo, manténgase saludable. Los amamos “.
14 de mayo: Kenny Chesney ha pospuesto todas las fechas en su gira Chillaxification del estadio de la NFL hasta 2021. “Nadie ha hecho más esfuerzo que mi equipo para hacer realidad la gira Chillaxification 2020”, escribió Chesney en una nota a los fanáticos. “Lamentablemente, no podemos encontrar una manera de hacer que sea seguro navegar por el agua que simplemente no se está aclarando”. Las entradas originales serán válidas automáticamente para las fechas reprogramadas del espectáculo.
Kiss ha pospuesto su Kiss Kruise 2020. “El KISS Kruise X ahora zarpará en octubre de 2021 desde el puerto de Miami”, se lee en un comunicado en el sitio web. “Le notificaremos las nuevas fechas exactas de navegación, la alineación y la información actualizada del evento tan pronto como tengamos todos los detalles finalizados. Hemos extendido una invitación para que todos los artistas actualmente reservados se unan a nosotros en 2021 y estamos emocionados de compartir nuestra final lista con algunos actos que regresan y nuevos para el próximo año. Para ver las preguntas frecuentes completas y los detalles de los nuevos programas y políticas, incluidas las transferencias y las opciones de paquetes de bebidas, visite: sixthman.net/assurance. Mientras nos embarcamos en la reprogramación de un verano y un otoño completos temporada, apreciamos enormemente su paciencia y comprensión, ya que trabajamos diligentemente para proporcionarle información actualizada del evento tan rápido como podamos “.
Andrew Bird y Calexico y Iron & Wine han pospuesto su Great Summer Stroll Tour. “En interés de la salud de nuestros fanáticos, banda, equipo, promotores y lugares, estamos posponiendo la gira Great Summer Stroll hasta junio de 2021”, escribió Iron & Wine en Instagram. Vea la declaración completa aquí.
Mayo 13: New Order y Pet Shop Boys están posponiendo su Unity Tour of North America. Originalmente programado para comenzar en septiembre, la gira comenzará ahora un año después, en septiembre de 2021.
El icónico festival británico Creamfields ha pospuesto el evento de este año hasta 2021. El festival originalmente estaba programado para realizarse del 27 al 30 de agosto y presentará sets de Carl Cox, Tiesto, Martin Garrix, Deadmau5, Eric Prydz y más; ahora está programado para el fin de semana festivo de agosto de 2021 (26-29 de agosto).
Las fechas de la gira de verano de Slipknot han sido canceladas. La banda anunció en Twitter que todos los espectáculos norteamericanos y del Reino Unido, así como Knotfest at Sea, ya no suceden debido al coronavirus.
12 de mayo: dos de los festivales más emblemáticos de Inglaterra, Reading y Leeds, han cancelado los eventos de este verano. “Hemos estado monitoreando de cerca esta situación sin precedentes y teníamos la esperanza de poder ofrecerle el mejor festival en agosto, algo que esperar en estos tiempos extraños y confusos”, decía un comunicado. “Sin embargo, ha quedado claro que simplemente no es posible que el festival de este año siga adelante”. Los eventos estaban programados para presentar a Rage Against the Machine, Stormzy, Liam Gallagher, Migos, Run the Jewels y muchos más.
“Never Ending Tour” de Bob Dylan se ha puesto en hielo durante el verano. Dylan ha cancelado todas sus fechas de verano, que debían comenzar a principios de junio y mediados de julio. “En interés de la salud y la seguridad públicas y después de muchos intentos de tratar de reprogramar estos espectáculos para un período de tiempo viable este año, lamentamos anunciar que los espectáculos de Bob Dylan en EE. UU. Originalmente programados para junio / julio se cancelan”, agregó. icono de folk rock tuiteado.
Los Black Keys han cancelado su gira de verano. “Estamos muy decepcionados de hacerle saber que la gira estadounidense Let's Rock Summer ya no está sucediendo”, dijo la banda en un comunicado. “Estábamos ansiosos por verlos a todos, pero la salud y la seguridad de nuestros fanáticos y nuestro equipo tienen que tener prioridad. Esperamos verlos a todos pronto. ¡Por favor, manténgase a salvo!” Los titulares de boletos recibirán un correo electrónico con opciones de reembolso.
Mad Cool Festival en Madrid, España, anunció que pospondrá su fin de semana del quinto aniversario un año completo, del 8 al 11 de julio de 2020 al 8 y 11 de julio de 2021. “No ha sido una decisión fácil de tomar, pero creemos que es el el mejor teniendo en cuenta las circunstancias actuales. Su salud y seguridad son nuestras prioridades “, escribió el festival en un comunicado de prensa. “Usted es lo más importante para el festival, y necesitamos que usted y sus amigos y familiares tengan cuidado y sigan todas las recomendaciones establecidas por las autoridades”. No está claro si los artistas principales, incluidos Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Twenty One Pilots, The Killers, Mumford & Sons y más, permanecerán en la alineación.
6 de mayo: El 1975 ha cancelado su show masivo de Finsbury Park. “Por ahora, manténgase seguro, saludable y cuídense mutuamente”, decía una declaración compartida en las redes sociales de la banda. El evento tenía lugar el 11 de julio en el parque de Londres.
Pitchfork ha cancelado su festival anual de música. “Puede ser bastante desalentador pensar en el futuro de la música en vivo en este momento, pero sabemos que estamos totalmente comprometidos a traer el Pitchfork Music Festival en 2021, si la situación de salud pública lo permite”, dijo la publicación en un comunicado. “Mientras tanto, instamos a todos a seguir las pautas del departamento de salud local”.
5 de Mayo: Global Citizen y Teneo anunciaron Global Goal Live: The Possible Dream, la campaña de un año y la serie de eventos de varias ciudades destinadas a impulsar el impacto para que el mundo alcance los Objetivos Globales de las Naciones Unidas, no tendrá lugar el 26 de septiembre de 2020 La campaña se extenderá hasta 2021 y los principales eventos se pospondrán hasta el 25 de septiembre de 2021.
Jack Antonoff anunció que su festival Shadow of the City fue reprogramado para el 29 de mayo de 2021. “Todos ustedes saben las razones por las cuales y si hubiera alguna forma de mantenerlo con seguridad, lo habríamos hecho”, se lee en el comunicado. “Entonces, ¿por qué todo el camino hasta mayo de 2021? Porque no quiero perder el tiempo. En toda nuestra investigación, esa es una fecha que es realmente realista y este programa no puede ser un objetivo móvil”.
Mayo 4: Snoop Dogg anunció que su gira por el Reino Unido e Irlanda I Wanna Thank Me ahora tendrá lugar en febrero de 2021. La gira presenta a Warren G, Tha Dogg Pound, Obie Trice, D12 y Versatile.
Journey ha cancelado su gira 2020. Estaban listos para atacar arenas alrededor de América del Norte con The Pretenders. “No hay mayor emoción para nosotros que tocar para nuestro público increíblemente dedicado, pero su seguridad debe ser lo primero”, dijo Journey en un comunicado.
Dave Matthews Band ha trasladado sus fechas de gira de verano de 2020 a 2021. “Tomamos esta decisión con la salud, la seguridad y el bienestar de nuestros fanáticos, el equipo de gira y el personal del lugar como nuestra prioridad”, dijo DMB en un comunicado. Ver más información aquí.
Canadian Music Week se saltará la conferencia de música de Toronto y la edición 2020 del festival debido a la preocupación primordial por la seguridad de todos los participantes y asistentes. El evento ya había sido pospuesto del 19 al 23 de mayo cuando la pandemia de coronavirus golpeó en marzo y fue reprogramada para el 9 y 11 de septiembre en el Sheraton Center y varios lugares.
Mayo 1: Los Lumineers han cancelado todas sus fechas de gira de mayo y junio. “Como todos ustedes, hemos estado monitoreando de cerca la pandemia mundial en curso. Estamos profundamente decepcionados de anunciar la cancelación de todas nuestras fechas de gira de mayo y junio”, dijo la banda en un comunicado. Según un comunicado, “los fanáticos que compraron boletos para los próximos espectáculos programados en los locales de Live Nation tendrán la opción de obtener un reembolso completo, o un crédito por el 150% del precio de compra y la cantidad de boletos comprados originalmente también serán donados a trabajadores de la salud “. Aprende más aquí.
La gira de Kesha 2020 High Road con Big Freedia no se llevará a cabo en 2020. “Gracias por estar aquí y por su comprensión”, escribió en Instagram. “Estén atentos para obtener más información sobre las nuevas fechas de la gira en 2021. Voy a bailar mucho contigo el próximo año. ¡Mantente bien y mantente fuerte, deseándoles salud! XOXO. Al final de una tormenta llega un arcoíris “.
Phish reprogramó su gira 2020. “Estamos tan entusiasmados como siempre por tocar música para todos ustedes, y estamos muy angustiados por posponer estas fechas. La salud y el bienestar de los fanáticos de Phish, nuestro equipo de gira y las comunidades en las que la banda toca es nuestra mejor opción. preocupación “, escribió la banda en Instagram.
Rage Against the Machine anunció fechas reprogramadas para su gira de reunión con Run the Jewels. Véalo aquí.
Las fechas de junio de la residencia de Reba McEntire en Las Vegas con Brooks & Dunn fueron canceladas. El espectáculo está programado para regresar al Coliseo en el Caesars Palace en octubre.
Kelly Clarkson dio una actualización sobre su residencia en Las Vegas en el Teatro Zappos en Planet Hollywood, que anteriormente se retrasó hasta julio de 2020, pero ahora no subirá al escenario hasta 2021. “Hay demasiada incertidumbre en este momento, y nosotros queremos asegurarnos de que todos estén seguros y queremos asegurarnos de que todos puedan pasar un buen rato cuando vengas a verme a Las Vegas, a nadie le preocupa nada “, dijo. “Deberíamos estar bien para entonces, ¿verdad?”
Cancelaciones anunciadas en abril
30 de Abril: Las buenas vibraciones de Brian Wilson – Greatest Hits Live Las fechas del Reino Unido y Europa se reprogramarán en 2021.
Lionel Richie canceló su gira europea 2020, asegurando a los fanáticos que “se están haciendo esfuerzos para reprogramar estas fechas para el verano de 2021”.
Bon Iver ha reprogramado la gira de la banda por Australia y Nueva Zelanda para marzo / abril de 2021.
29 de abril: Bad Religion ha cancelado todas las fechas de la gira para 2020. “Como todos saben, el peligro continuo de Covid-19 ha hecho que sea peligroso reunirse en grupos grandes. Por lo tanto, para mantener la salud de nuestros fanáticos, la tripulación y de nosotros mismos, Bad Religion no tocará en ningún programa en 2020 “, compartió la banda en Instagram. “Cuando sea seguro para todos nosotros reunirnos, volveremos. Hasta entonces, estén seguros y cuídense unos a otros”.
28 de abril: BTS ha pospuesto toda su gira mundial.
Hinder está retrasando la gira del 15 aniversario de su álbum debut, Extreme Behavior. Vea el sitio web de la banda para fechas reprogramadas.
Hayley Williams pospuso sus fechas de gira en solitario en Europa y América del Norte, que debían comenzar en mayo, hasta 2021.
27 de abril Los Foo Fighters reprogramaron las fechas de su gira europea de junio para 2021. El concierto del 4 de julio en Landover, Maryland, fue cancelado.
25 de abril: “Trifesta” de Louisville, que incluye los festivales Louder Than Life, Hometown Rising y Bourbon & Beyonce, cancelan sus ediciones 2020. El productor Danny Wimmer Presents explicó en un comunicado que, “a pesar de que los festivales no son hasta septiembre, las realidades avanzadas de planificación de la producción de tres eventos consecutivos han exigido que se tome una decisión más pronto que tarde”.
24 de abril: Sparta ha cancelado sus fechas de gira 2020, con planes de salir a la carretera en 2021. El grupo al frente de Jim Ward acaba de lanzar su nuevo álbum, Trust the River.
22 de abril: Little Mix anunció que su gira de verano en el Reino Unido se cancela debido al consejo del gobierno sobre el distanciamiento social. “Por favor, mantente a salvo y quédate en casa, mucho amor”, tuitearon.
Insane Clown Posse anunció que su reunión anual de los Juggalos se cancela este año. “No podemos, en buena conciencia, siquiera considerar tratar de organizar una reunión durante estos tiempos”, compartió el grupo en una publicación de Instagram. “La conclusión es que simplemente nos NEGAMOS a arriesgar incluso UNA vida de Juggalo al organizar una reunión durante estos tiempos difíciles”.
Hayley Williams está reprogramando las fechas de su gira por el Reino Unido y Europa en apoyo de Petals for Armor para 2021. También anunció que las fechas de EE. UU. Se retrasarán, pero aún no ha proporcionado nuevas fechas. “Volveremos a estar juntos”, tuiteó junto con una imagen de su anuncio.
El festival Longitude 2020 de Irlanda ha sido cancelado, pero planea regresar el próximo año. “Aunque obviamente estamos devastados de que Longitude no siga adelante, la salud y seguridad de nuestros fanáticos y personal es primordial y respetamos plenamente la decisión del Gobierno”, dijeron los organizadores, señalando la orden del país de que cualquier evento con capacidad de Más de 5,000 deben posponerse hasta el 31 de agosto de 2020. “Nos gustaría aprovechar esta oportunidad para agradecer a los trabajadores de primera línea que actualmente dan todo para mantenernos a salvo”.
21 de abril El holandés WOO HAH! El festival, programado para presentar a Kendrick Lamar, A $ AP Ferg, Lil Tecca, DaBaby, Ski Mask the Slump God y otros, regresará un año al 2 al 11 de julio de 2021.
Las primeras siete fechas del Big Rock Summer Tour en mayo y junio están siendo reprogramadas. La salida programada para presentar a Ratt, Tom Keifer de Cinderella, Skid Row y Slaughter aún no ha anunciado cuándo se llevarán a cabo los shows (3, 6, 9, 10, 12, 13 y 14 de junio).
Dead & Company anunció que habían tomado la decisión de cancelar su gira de verano de 17 fechas. “Debido al brote de coronavirus global y para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de COVID-19, no tenemos más remedio que cancelar el verano de Dead & Company Tour 2020 “, escribió la banda en un comunicado. “El bienestar y la seguridad de nuestra comunidad Deadhead, el personal del lugar y la familia de la gira de la banda es de suma importancia. También queremos devolver los reembolsos a nuestros fanáticos mientras muchos están sufriendo económicamente. Todas las entradas serán reembolsadas por completo en el momento de compra.”
El Festival de Música Shambhala 2020 no sucederá debido al coronavirus. En un comunicado emitido por el festival electrónico canadiense el martes (21 de abril), los organizadores anunciaron que el evento programado para el 24 y 27 de julio de 2020, será “pospuesto” hasta julio de 2021, cuando estaba programada la próxima iteración del festival.
El festival Life is Beautiful de Las Vegas ha anunciado que el evento de tres días no ocurrirá este año debido al coronavirus. Sin embargo, Life is Beautiful está trabajando para crear nuevas iniciativas que impacten a los seguidores a escala local, nacional y global, además de hacer un retorno completo con el festival en 2021. “Está claro que las dificultades económicas y de salud de COVID-19 la crisis nos afectará a todos por algún tiempo ”, dijo el organizador del festival Justin Weniger en un comunicado. “A la luz de esto, tomamos la determinación de reexaminar el papel que juega Life is Beautiful en la comunidad y cómo podemos poner nuestros recursos, creatividad y tiempo en hacer lo que siempre nos propusimos hacer: inspirar y reunir a una comunidad . “
20 de abril: Bon Jovi anunció el 20 de abril que cancelarán su gira norteamericana 2020. “Debido a la actual pandemia mundial, Bon Jovi ya no es factible hacer una gira este verano. Dados estos tiempos difíciles, hemos tomado la decisión de cancelar la gira por completo”, compartió la banda en un comunicado. “Esto permitirá a los titulares de boletos obtener reembolsos para ayudarles a pagar sus facturas o comprar comestibles. Estos son tiempos difíciles”.
Iron Maiden canceló sus espectáculos de Legacy of the Beast, programados para junio y julio, en Alemania debido a la extensión del gobierno de la prohibición de grandes reuniones hasta agosto. “Todos debemos ayudar a poner fin a esta pandemia siguiendo los consejos y ayudándonos mutuamente cuando podamos, especialmente los más vulnerables”, tuiteó el gerente de la banda desde la cuenta de Iron Maiden. “Queremos verlos a todos sanos y saludables cuando lleguemos a su país. ¡Y queremos verlos tanto como ustedes nos quieren!”
NYC Pride canceló todos los eventos en persona para su festival 2020, en conjunto con la oficina del alcalde Bill de Blasio, que anuló todos los permisos para grandes eventos en la ciudad durante el mes de junio. Pride Island, el festival anual de música que se celebra cada año, cuya lista de 2020 presumía de Janelle Monae como cabeza de cartel, fue uno de los muchos eventos cancelados. “A medida que pasaron los días, se hizo cada vez más claro que, incluso con una disminución en la propagación de COVID-19, es poco probable que ocurran eventos a gran escala como el nuestro en el futuro cercano”, dijo Maryanne, copresidenta del Orgullo de NYC Pride. Roberto Fine dijo en un comunicado publicado con la noticia: “Entendemos que tenemos que volver a imaginar los eventos del Orgullo de Nueva York, y ya hemos comenzado a hacer exactamente eso”.
17 de abril Por primera vez en sus 53 años de historia, el Festival de Jazz de Montreux no tendrá lugar. El famoso festival suizo estaba programado del 3 al 18 de julio con artistas como Lionel Richie, Brittany Howard, Lenny Kravitz y Black Pumas. Los organizadores están trabajando en la reserva de esos artistas y otros para el festival de verano 2021.
¡Contra mi! han cancelado su gira de mayo por Norteamérica con la baronesa. Los reembolsos se pueden obtener desde el punto de compra original. “Espero que sea evidente que esto no es en absoluto lo que ninguno de nosotros quiere, y si tuviéramos una opción real en el asunto, seguramente estaríamos en el camino este mayo”, dijo la líder de la revista Laura Jane Grace en un comunicado. . “Mi esperanza definitiva es que esta gira todavía suceda en algún momento en el futuro cuando sea posible”.
Los espectáculos del 30 aniversario de Shawn Colvin para Steady On se han reprogramado y se ha agregado una nueva fecha de marzo de 2021. Los boletos serán honrados por las nuevas fechas. Más información sobre las nuevas fechas y entradas está disponible aquí.
Los Black Keys han cancelado su gira canadiense de mayo. “Teniendo en cuenta la seguridad de nuestros fanáticos y nuestro equipo, nuestra próxima gira canadiense en mayo se canceló”, escribieron en un comunicado. “Estamos tristes de perder estos espectáculos, y esperamos verlos a todos pronto. Los reembolsos se emitirán en el punto de compra. ¡Por favor mantente a salvo! ”
16 de abril Louisville, el Forecastle Festival de Kentucky (del 17 al 19 de julio), programado para presentar a Jack Johnson, Cage The Elephant, The 1975 y muchos más, canceló la edición 2020. Área de organizadores que ofrece reembolsos automáticos en el punto de compra.
Las fechas de mayo de 2020 de Santana en House of Blues Las Vegas han sido canceladas; Los reembolsos están disponibles en el punto de compra. Carlos Santana planea continuar su residencia, “Una noche íntima con Santana: grandes éxitos en vivo”, del 16 al 27 de septiembre y del 4 al 15 de noviembre en el mismo lugar.
Los oficiales de la Junta de EAMC, la Junta de Directores y el Comité de Planificación, han anunciado que reprogramarán el Evento 2020 y la Conferencia de Marketing de Arena para junio de 2021. En lugar de la conferencia 2020 que se realizará en junio, EAMC tendrá EAMC en casa a partir del 30 de abril con una serie de seminarios web.
El Festival de Jazz y Patrimonio de Nueva Orleans 2020 se canceló oficialmente el jueves. Los organizadores del festival ya habían pospuesto el festival, que generalmente abarca dos fines de semana de primavera, hasta el otoño. Pero anunciaron en el sitio web del festival que no intentarían este año celebrar el evento.
15 de abril: Thom Yorke anunció que la etapa estadounidense de su gira Tomorrow's Modern Boxes se ha pospuesto hasta el otoño. Las entradas para los espectáculos originales serán premiadas en los conciertos en las mismas ciudades y lugares. Las únicas excepciones son el espectáculo de Fairfax, Virginia, que se mudó a D.C .; Chicago, que tiene un cambio de sede; y St. Paul, Minnesota, que ha sido cancelado. El músico compartió el anuncio, las nuevas fechas y la información de reembolso a través de un tweet.
Los potros y los nativos locales han cancelado su gira conjunta por Estados Unidos y Canadá debido a la pandemia mundial. “Estamos desconsolados porque no podemos estar juntos este verano para jugar para ustedes”, dijeron en un comunicado. Mientras tanto, las bandas están lanzando los remixes que hicieron: la versión de The Foals de “Dark Days” de Local Natives y el remix de Local Natives de “Neptune” de Foals, que iban a lanzar originalmente en el inicio de la gira, son disponible aquí ahora.
Los SWANS han reprogramado sus fechas de gira por América del Norte para enero y febrero de 2021. Las entradas para todos sus espectáculos de 2020 se honrarán en sus ciudades, con la excepción del Festival de Austin. Las fechas de la gira y la información de entradas están disponibles aquí.
Inicialmente reprogramado de sus fechas originales de julio de 2020 para más adelante en el otoño, el Festival de Cultura Essence 2020 ahora se cancela oficialmente y volverá en 2021. La cancelación se anunció el miércoles (15 de abril) tras la recomendación del alcalde de Nueva Orleans, LaToya Cantrell, de que “no es grande los eventos tienen lugar en Nueva Orleans en 2020 ”debido a la pandemia de coronavirus. Essence honrará todas las entradas vendidas para el festival 2020 en 2021 y también ofrecerá reembolsos completos. Los titulares de entradas pueden visitar essencefestival.com para más información. La compañía también anunció el establecimiento de la serie de beneficios Essence para luchar contra COVID-19 que recaudará dinero y brindará apoyo a empresas y organizaciones en comunidades negras en todo el país. Y el primer Essence Festival of Culture: The Virtual Edition tendrá lugar durante el fin de semana del 4 de julio.
Tomorrowland 2020, programado del 17 al 19 de julio y del 24 al 26 de julio, ha sido cancelado debido al coronavirus. En un comunicado publicado el miércoles (15 de abril), los organizadores del mega-festival de danza belga escribieron que “Desafortunadamente, debido a todo el mundo brote de coronavirus, estos son tiempos excepcionales para todos nosotros. En las últimas semanas, hemos tenido muchas consultas con el gobierno local y nacional en Bélgica y con un panel de expertos internacionales sobre los dos fines de semana de festivales que tanto nos apasionan. Nuestra misión es unir a las almas de todo el mundo, pero también es nuestra máxima prioridad velar por el bienestar, la salud y la seguridad de las Personas del Mañana, nuestros socios y proveedores, nuestros vecinos, los artistas y nuestro equipo. “.
14 de abril Summerfest en Milwaukee, WI anunció que el primer concierto reprogramado para el otoño con el artista country Sam Hunta y los invitados especiales Kip Moore, Travis Denning y Ernest ahora tendrá lugar el viernes 4 de septiembre de 2020 en el American Family Insurance Amphitheater. Summerfest anunció previamente que la edición 2020 del festival tendrá lugar durante 3 fines de semana: del 3 al 5 de septiembre, del 10 al 12 y del 17 al 19.
La cantante de Godsmack, Sully Erna, anunció que la gira de verano planificada de la banda con The Pretty Reckless ha sido cancelada. No se ha anunciado información sobre fechas de maquillaje.
13 de abril – La intérprete de drag internacional Violet Chachki ha anunciado fechas reprogramadas de primavera y verano para su gira norteamericana A Lot More Me. Ahora comenzará en septiembre y se extenderá hasta febrero de 2021. Visite VioletChachki.com para obtener la información más reciente.
11 de abril – Shania Twain canceló todas sus presentaciones de residencia en Las Vegas en el Teatro Zappos hasta el 6 de junio “de acuerdo con las recomendaciones de los CDC con respecto a los eventos”. En este momento, su Let's Go! El programa está programado para reanudarse en agosto.
10 de abril – LOCKN 'pospuso su festival anual hasta el 1 y 4 de octubre. La alineación se anunciará más adelante; los boletos comprados anteriormente serán honrados por las fechas reprogramadas.
9 de abril de Tegan y Sara han pospuesto su gira Tonight We Seeing Colors. “Estamos desesperados por salir de gira y estamos ansiosos por verlos a todos”, dijo Tegan Quin en un video para los fanáticos.
El Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts de Nueva York canceló su serie de programas de verano para 2020, que incluye Midsummer Night Swing, el Festival mayoría de Mozart y Lincoln Center Out of Doors.
Burning Man anunció que decidió “no construir Black Rock City en 2020”. El festival proporcionará reembolsos a todos los que lo necesiten. Para reemplazar el festival, que se programó del 30 de agosto al 7 de septiembre, el evento “va a construir Black Rock City en The Multiverse”, anunció en un comunicado aquí. “Ese es el tema para 2020, así que vamos a apoyarnos en él. ¿Quién hubiera creído que se haría realidad? Esperamos darle la bienvenida a Virtual Black Rock City 2020. No estamos seguros de cómo va a salir. “Es probable que sea desordenado e incómodo con los errores. También es probable que sea atractivo, conectivo y divertido”.
Abril 8 – WOMAD canceló su festival anual este año y en su lugar procederá a planificar el evento 2021. “La seguridad para todos los asistentes al festival, artistas y nuestro propio personal supera todo”, dijo el cofundador del festival Peter Gabriel en un comunicado. “Muchos de los artistas ya nos han ofrecido, o acordado, tocar para nosotros el próximo año y ahora pondremos nuestras energías en hacer una gran WOMAD 2021”.
7 de abril de La entrega de junio de la fiesta bianual en la piscina centrada en la danza Splash House ha sido cancelada. En un comunicado, los organizadores anunciaron: “Después de pensarlo detenidamente y de seguir las indicaciones de las autoridades locales, estatales y nacionales, nos entristece anunciar que la edición de junio de Splash House no tendrá lugar este año”.
6 de abril – El festival de música latina La Linea 2020 de Londres, programado originalmente para abril y mayo, se reprograma para septiembre y octubre.
PromoWest Productions anunció la cancelación del Festival de Música Bunbury 2020, citando los mandatos gubernamentales actuales y las circunstancias que rodean a COVID-19. El noveno evento anual fue originalmente programado para el 5 y 7 de junio en Sawyer Point y Yeatman's Cove en el centro de Cincinnati.
… Y You Know Know Us by the Trail of Dead anunció hoy que las fechas de su gira de primavera en Norteamérica, que comenzarán a finales de este mes, se han reprogramado para julio de 2020.
El 19 ° “Late Night Jam” de Marty Stuart, el concierto anual durante el Festival de Música de CMA en el Auditorio Ryman de Nashville, ha sido cancelado debido a preocupaciones de coronavirus. Marty Stuart y sus fabulosos superlativos también han pospuesto fechas durante la primavera. “La seguridad y la salud de nuestros fanáticos y equipo son nuestras principales prioridades”, señaló Stuart. Ver más información aquí.
Como resultado de la pandemia de COVID-19, por primera vez en cuarenta y cuatro años, el Beale Street Music Festival 2020 se ha reprogramado para el otoño. El evento de tres días, que se llevará a cabo del 1 al 3 de mayo, ahora tendrá lugar en Tom Lee Park, a orillas del río Mississippi, del 16 al 18 de octubre en el centro de Memphis.
4 de abril – Los próximos espectáculos de Bad Bunny en San Juan, Puerto Rico, se realizarán los días 11 y 12 de mayo en el estadio Hiram Bithorn, pero ahora se han reprogramado para el 30 y 31 de octubre.
3 de abril – Niall Horan anunció su aplazamiento de la gira mundial con un mensaje desconsolado en las redes sociales. “Esta fue una decisión difícil, pero el bienestar de mis fanáticos y mi familia de gira siempre es mi prioridad”, escribió en la nota, como telón de fondo de una imagen de una tormenta eléctrica (aparentemente de la imagen en su álbum de Heartbreak Weather). )
James Taylor y su All-Star Band, con el invitado especial Jackson Browne, han pospuesto su próxima gira. Nuevas fechas serán anunciadas pronto. “A medida que se acercaba la gira de este verano por 27 pueblos y ciudades de los EE. UU., Estamos cada vez más entusiasmados por salir a la carretera nuevamente”, dijeron Taylor y Browne en un comunicado conjunto. “¡Así que es profundamente decepcionante para ambos tener que cancelarlo y reprogramarlo (y reprogramarlo lo haremos)! Como todos nos damos cuenta ahora, COVID-19 es un peligro grave, real y presente. Además, nuestra salud pública es todo nuestra responsabilidad. Así que escuchemos y sigamos las instrucciones de nuestro personal de salud pública y apoyemos sus esfuerzos en este momento sin precedentes de pandemia global. Ama a los que te rodean y, sobre todo, mantente seguro y saludable “.
1 de abril – Justin Bieber anunció el aplazamiento de su Tour de Cambios 2020, que se programó para el 14 de mayo – 26 de septiembre. “A la luz de la actual crisis de salud pública, y con la más profunda preocupación por todos los afectados, Justin Bieber pospondrá todas las fechas programadas actualmente para 2020 para The Changes Tour “, se lee en la declaración oficial.
Michael Buble postponed several May dates of his An Evening With Michael Buble Tour.
Modern English postponed their 40th anniversary tour of North America. “We all need to take the utmost care of each other and especially support the medical staff and key workers who are striving to save us all. Please stay at home…The plan is to reconvene in September,” said the group's Mick Conroy.
Cancellations Announced in March
March 31 – Alabama's Hangout Fest canceled its Gulf Shore beachside bash, which was originally scheduled for May 15-17. The three-day event is exploring any potential new dates of its 2020 edition, which is slated to feature performances from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Billie Eilish, Post Malone, Lana Del Rey and more. “This morning we received notice from the City of Gulf Shores that Hangout 2020 cannot proceed in May due to COVID-19,” the music festival tweeted. “After our fastest sellout ever, and what was shaping up to be a banner year on the beach, we are gutted that this is the outcome for all of you, but agree that this is the right decision for the health and safety of everyone involved.”
Australia's Helpmann Awards, the live industry's flagship awards ceremony, has been cancelled for 2020. “Our number one priority right now is to secure more government support for the hundreds of thousands of people across our industry who have lost income and work as a result of the shutdowns,” explains Evelyn Richardson, CEO of Live Performance Australia, organizer of the annual gala.
Queen and Adam Lambert announced that the upcoming European leg of the Rhapsody Tour would be postponed until next year.
March 30 – Miami's electronic and alternative festival III Points has announced it will postpone to the fall. Originally scheduled for May 1-2, the event is now set for Oct. 16-17 in its original location at Mana Wynwood in Miami’s Wynwood Arts District. In addition to original headliners The Strokes, Robyn, Wu-Tang Clan, Kaytranada, Caribou, Amon Tobin Presents Two Fingers, Tycho and Green Velvet, III Points has also added Rüfüs Du Sol, Artbat, Chromatics and Peaches doing a 20th-anniversary performance of Teaches of Peaches.
Annual music business conference Midem is moving its 2020 edition — which was set for June 2-5 in Cannes — online instead. The Midem Digital Edition will livestream globally during those dates, allowing virtual attendees to “discuss, collaborate and share solutions with a focus on the most impacted music stakeholders,” according to a press release. Meanwhile, the next in-person edition of Midem is set for June 1-4, 2021, in Cannes, marking the event's 55th anniversary.
Similarly, the American Association of Independent Music (A2IM) is moving its Indie Week event for the independent music industry, which culminates in the Libera Awards, online. The virtual edition will take place during the same dates originally planned, June 15-18. Usually, the four-day event is held in New York City.
Purity Ring has postponed their May-June tour to the fall. “We haven't toured for years and we were very much looking forward…we are still pumped to get out and see you as soon as it will be safe to do so,” the band said in a statement.
March 28 – Primavera Sound, which typically kicks off the summer at Barcelona's Parc del Forum, will be shifting to the end of the season. The festival will now take place Aug. 26-30 at the same location, and they're hoping to maintain as much of their original lineup — which featured Lana Del Rey, Bad Bunny, Tyler, The Creator and more as headliners — for their new dates. In a statement published on Saturday, the Primavera Sound team wrote they “will make every effort to ensure that this change, imposed as a result of the current global health crisis, affects the festival’s programme as little as possible.”
March 27 – After initially stating March 13 that it planned to move forward with its scheduled July 1-5 dates in New Orleans, Essence Fest 2020 announced late Friday that it will move “closer to the fall” instead, given the heightened concerns around the coronavirus.
Ringo Starr's All Starr Band has rescheduled its spring 2020 tour to spring/summer 2021. The tour was slated to kick off May 29 at Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada. “This is very difficult for me,” Starr said in a statement. “In 30 years I think I’ve only missed 2 or 3 gigs, never mind a whole tour. But this is how things are for all of us now, I have to stay in just like you have to stay in, and we all know it’s the peace and loving thing we do for each other.”
March 26 – BTS is rescheduling the upcoming North America dates for its world tour amid the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. The Map of the Soul tour was scheduled to kick off April 25 and 26 in Santa Clara, Calif., followed by three days at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena in early May and winding through Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington D.C. and Toronto before ending June 5 and 6 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Britain's Download Festival 2020 is canceled. “This decision hasn’t been taken lightly and we’re beyond disappointed, we extend our heartfelt apologies to all of you – we really did try to make this work,” a statement reads. The hard rock and fest spectacular was scheduled to take place June 12-14 at Donington Park.
Mountain Jam, which was set to take place May 29-31 in Bethel, N.Y., has been canceled. “We want to thank everyone who has stood by us over the years and look forward to making Mountain Jam 2021 the best festival ever. Stay safe, and we will see you next year. Tickets will automatically be refunded at point of purchase,” organizers said in a statement.
The 2020 Isle of Wight Festival is scrapped. “This decision hasn't been taken lightly and we have tried our hardest to make it work, but it was unavoidable given the current status,” a statement explains. The popular event was slated for June 11 – 14 at Seaclose Park in Newport.
The APRA Music Awards will go with a “virtual” format this year. Originally slated to take place April 28 at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, a different kind of ceremony will instead be streamed on May 26 from an as-yet-unannounced venue. “It’s important to celebrate and acknowledge the success and artistry of our songwriters whose work enriches our lives,” comments songwriter and APRA board chair Jenny Morris. “They will be the ones who help us get through this time.”
Governors Ball 2020 is canceled. Tame Impala, Flume and Vampire Weekend were set to headline the New York festival.
March 25 – Bon Iver have rescheduled their spring European tour to January 2021. The only date that has been fully canceled is the April 27 show in Birmingham.
Harry Styles' Love On Love tour of the U.K. and Europe is pushed back to 2021 for “obvious reasons,” the British pop star explains. “Anyone who knows me, knows that performing has always been my favorite part of working in music,” he tweets. “However, during times like these, the safety and protection of touring crew, fans, and everyone else around the world is an immediate priority.” New dates are announced from February 2021.
Finland's Apocalyptica has rescheduled all of the U.S. and Canada dates on their 2020 Cell-0 World Tour. Tickets and VIP packages will be honored on the new, rescheduled dates. Head to their site for more info.
March 24 – Camila Cabello has postponed her Romance tour, though she has yet to work out rescheduled dates. “I promise I'll see you and cuddle your faces off when it's safe and this all passes,” she noted, adding that she was working on a tour that was “really magical and special.”
International Jazz Day 2020 is canceled. Scheduled to take place in Cape Town and other cities in South Africa in the last week of April, the jazz fest could continue as a free live stream worldwide, organizers say.
Garth Brooks has rescheduled his upcoming stadium concerts. “Like so many people right now, I just want to get back to what I do. Knowing these shows are eventually going to happen makes me happy,” he said in a statement. The Bank of America Stadium show in Charlotte, NC, scheduled for May 2 will now be June 13. The Paul Brown Stadium show in Cincinnati, OH, scheduled for May 16 will now be June 27.
Josh Groban's Great Big Radio City Show, scheduled to take place at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, April 18, 2020 has been postponed to Monday, October 5, 2020. Tickets for the April 18 show will be valid for the performance on October 5.
Firefly Festival has been cancelled. “We take the safety and health of our fans, staff and community seriously and we urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials,” organizers said in a statement.
Milwaukee's Summerfest 2020 has announced they are moving to new dates: September 3-5, 10-12 and 17–19, 2020. “The new dates provide the best possible option to deliver the Summerfest experience our fans and sponsors have grown to love; we are doing everything possible to continue a tradition which spans five decades,” organizers said in a statement.
Australian indie-rock trio DMA's have pushed back the release of their their new album, The Glow, citing “everything that’s going on in the world.” The LP was set for release on April 24 but will now drop July 10. It's the followup to 2018's For Now, which debuted at No.7 on the ARIA Chart and collected three nominations at the ARIA Awards.
The Great Escape U.K. 2020 festival is canceled. Featuring more than 400 performers, the event “will no longer be taking place this year,” organizers explain. “We’ve not taken this decision lightly. Taking into account that we are only a few weeks out from the event, and the current status of things, this was the best decision for fans, artists, staff and the community.” The industry gathering was due to take place May 13-16 in Brighton, England. Looking ahead, the show is locked-in for May 12– 15, 2021.
March 23 – Dua Lipa moved the release date for her upcoming sophomore studio set, Future Nostalgia, up to this Friday (March 27). It was originally set for April 3.
Metallica is rescheduling their April tour dates and will no longer appear at the Danny Wimmer Presents spring festivals, due to the spreading coronavirus. They were scheduled to perform at DWP's Epicenter May 1-3 in North Carolina, Welcome to Rockville May 8-10 in Florida and Sonic Temple May 15-17 in Ohio.
Tanya Tucker and CMT announced rescheduled tour dates for the spring leg of the 2020 CMT Next Women of Country: Bring My Flowers Now tour to later in the year.
The annual dance music industry conference IMS Ibiza has been postponed due to the coronavirus. Originally set to take place May 20-22 in Ibiza, conference organizers have announced a virtual version of the event will take place instead in 2020. Dates are yet to be announced.
Disco Donnie Presents announced that Ubbi Dubbi festival, scheduled for April 18 and 19, has been postponed until Friday, October 30 & Saturday, October 31 at the Houston Raceway Park with an all new lineup.
Zac Brown Band announced that they are cancelling this spring's The Owl Tour, which had previously been postponed. “We are deeply disappointed this has happened, touring is our life blood and performing live for our fans is the best part of this job,” the band said. “Bottom line though, we want to take every precaution to put the health and safety of our fans and crew first.” ACTUALIZAR: The band has now canceled all remaining 2020 dates, including this summer's Roar with the Lions Tour, which was slated to begin May 24.
29th annual Detroit Music Awards are moving from a live presentation April 19 at the Fillmore Detroit to an online streaming ceremony at 8 p.m. that day, with award presentations and video performances. More details to come.
March 22 – Gibson operations in the U.S. are temporarily closed. Based in Nashville, TN, the instrument maker reveals its facilities have not been in operation since Friday and will remain closed until further notice. “With this current, and uncertain situation,” a statement reads, “Gibson’s leadership has also decided to provide all Gibson hourly factory workers with a $1,000 Gibson support payment to help get the team through this difficult time.” Some 300 staffers are reportedly affected.
March 20 – Little Big Town has postponed The Nightfall Tour for later dates in August to October and January 2021. “This tour means everything to us, but amid the health concerns surrounding our country, we feel like the only thing to do to protect the health of our fans, band, crew, and families is to postpone the upcoming spring shows,” the country music group said in a statement. “We are already counting down the weeks to be back out there with you all, celebrating life, love, music, and health with a new and different appreciation. Previously purchased tickets will be honored for all rescheduled dates. Stay safe and healthy and try to enjoy this unexpected time to spend with your loved ones.”
The Melbourne and Sydney seasons of Dolly Parton’s hit musical 9 TO 5 is postponed. “Once we receive government advice regarding the re-opening schedule for venues and new dates can be secured, existing ticket holders will be provided with an exclusive first option to secure the best seats,” reads a statement from organizers.
Iron Maiden postpone their May tour of Australia and New Zealand.
Australia's CMC Rocks QLD is officially canceled. “Despite our very best efforts to move CMC Rocks QLD to later in the year, we have had to make the incredibly difficult decision to cancel the 2020 event altogether,” reads a statement from Potts Entertainment, Chugg Entertainment and Frontier Touring. Miranda Lambert was among the headliners for the country fest, which was to take place March 18-22 at Willowbank.
Music Biz 2020 has been postponed due to uncertainty surrounding the global health crisis.The annual industry conference was due to take place this May in downtown Nashville, but will be pushed back to August. All conference registrations and hotel reservations will be honored and automatically transferred to the new dates, now set for Aug. 16 through Aug. 19, 2020.
BMI has postponed both its Pop Awards and Film, TV & Visual Media Awards, which had been slated to take place in Los Angeles in May. The events will be rescheduled at a later date.
The 2020 Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tenn., which was scheduled for May, has been postponed. The festival will now be held Oct. 16 through Oct. 18.
March 19 – Alicia Keys announced that her More Myself tour and Alicia album will be postponed, but her upcoming book will still launch on March 31. “Everyone’s health and safety is the #1 priority!” ella tuiteó. “Thank u for ur deep love, I’ll let u know about new dates soon. Stay powerful! I adore u.”
Chris Tomlin’s fourth annual “Good Friday Nashville,” originally scheduled for Friday, April 10 at Bridgestone Arena, has been postponed.
Brooks & Dunn announced today that their Reboot 2020 tour is rescheduled for this fall
The National Parks have announced a rescheduled date for their upcoming Superbloom Music Festival. Still set to occur at Utah's OC Tanner Amphitheater, the festival will now take place Saturday, August 15th with its lineup fully intact.
The Australasian pop spectacular So Pop 2020 has been canceled. The six-date arena tour had a lineup featuring Pussycat Dolls, Steps, Jesse McCartney, Smash Mouth and more. “It is with a heavy heart that Frontier Touring and Arena Touring announce that So Pop 2020 will no longer be taking place in Australia and New Zealand this April and May,” a statement read.
March 18 – The Sydney edition of FastForward 2020 is scrapped. “Following large scale event cancellations in Australia, and around the world, we're sad to say that FastForward will not be taking place in Sydney in April,” explains FFWD founder Chris Carey. The conference was due to take place at Studios 301 on April 30 – May 1. “We are working on a plan to bring FastForward over again in 2020,” Carey adds.
Jerry Seinfeld announced that his April 3 and 4 shows at The Colosseum in Las Vegas has been postponed. “I’m sorry that I won’t be able to play at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, my Las Vegas home, in April, but this is the right move in order to keep everyone as safe as we can,” he tweeted.
Organizers for Northern California's BottleRock festival have announced the event will take place in October after “careful consideration and in coordination with our local and state authorities.” Instead of May 22-24, BottleRock Napa is now scheduled to take place from Oct. 2-4 at the Napa Valley Expo.
Tool is postponing a chunk of their North American tour dates, with their April 16 through May 5 shows now on hold. The band “wish everyone well during this difficult period and hope to see everyone again very soon,” they wrote on the Instagram post announcing the news. Earlier in the week, they postponed the March 14 and 16 shows.
Car Seat Headrest is rescheduling their MASS MoCA performance to September 4. “We honestly don't know yet whether later dates will be affected as well,” their statement read. “However, we WILL make sure that anyone who buys a ticket will get a special experience with us & our music this year, in one form or another.”
The Pussycat Dolls postponed their UK and Ireland tour. “We're heartbroken that we will not be able to perform next month, but the safety and health of our fans is of course our No. 1 priority,” the girl group wrote on Twitter. “We look forward to seeing you all at the rescheduled dates in October. In the meantime please stay safe and look after yourselves.” The new tour dates will be held from Oct. 19 to Nov. 2.
Bonnaroo will be rescheduled to Sept 24-27, 2020.
Glastonbury Festival has been canceled. “Clearly this was not a course of action we hoped to take for our 50th anniversary event, but following the new government measures announced this week – and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty – this is now our only viable option,” festival organizers said in a statement.
The 2020 Eurovision song contest has been cancelled. The event’s 65th edition was to take place in Rotterdam from May 12-16 and be broadcast live globally.
Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2020 has been canceled. “After much deliberation and heartbreak, it is clear that we must cancel our plans as they currently stand for the festival this year,” said MIJF chair John Stanhope. “The festival is investigating alternative performance opportunities for artists throughout the year alongside streaming and broadcast possibilities. Our priority and focus right now is to update our audiences and liaise with our artists as well as our festival partners and venues.” The event was due to be held May 29 to June 7.
March 17 – Australia's live industry is on the “brink of collapse” and will require emergency government funding for the months ahead, trade body Live Performance Australia warns.
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival, scheduled to take place April 23-26 and April 30 – May 3, will now be moved to the fall.
Indigenous Australian artist Thelma Plum tests positive for COVID-19. Plum says she's “feeling good,” but she'll be kept in a Brisbane hospital until Friday, or later.
The Monster Energy Up & Up Festival has announced that it will be postponing its eight festival events with TroyBoi this spring. According to the statement, Miami-Ohio, UNCW, Penn State and Virginia Tech will likely be rescheduled for late summer. SJSU, University of Oregon, Oregon State University and Washington State University will likely be rescheduled for early fall.
Rhymesayers Entertainment announced the postponement of tours and shows for Brother Ali, Sa-Roc, deM atlaS and Nikki Jean. Grieves’ March through April Cheers Tour has officially been cancelled and Grieves’ Boomerang Effect Festival, including Sa-Roc, on May 1 in Fort Collins, CO has been rescheduled for October 24, 2020.
ZZ Top announced that their March 20 – 28 residency at The Venetian Theatre inside The Venetian Las Vegas has been rescheduled out of an abundance of caution.
The Rolling Stones announced that their 15-date No Filter Tour has been postponed. “We're hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour,” the band said in a statement. “We are sorry to all the fans who were looking forward to it as much as we were, but the health and safety of everyone has to take priority. We will all get through this together — and we’ll see you very soon.”
The 20th edition of Australia's Splendour in the Grass festival is postponed from July to October.
ZZ Top's March 20-28 Las Vegas residency has been rescheduled “out of an abundance of caution,” a statement from the group read. “We will make a return engagement at The Venetian with specific dates to be announced soon. Thank you for understanding and look forward to seeing you all in Vegas soon!”
March 16 – Guns N’ Roses postponed all of their upcoming South American tour dates. Previously, just the Costa Rican date was rescheduled.
Rock The Ocean’s Tortuga Music Festival is now rescheduled for Oct 2-4, 2020 at Fort Lauderdale Beach Park, FL.
The Hot Country Knights are postponing their 2020 One Knight Stand tour, which was set to launch next month in California. Refunds for all dates are available at point of purchase.
ASCAP canceled their Screen Music Awards, Pop Music Awards and Latin Music Awards, which were scheduled to take place in April and May in Los Angeles.
Vanessa Carlton is rescheduling all of her Love Is An Art tour (both the first and second legs) to help limit the instances of group gatherings. “I will not put any of you in a position where you may become sick, so we must postpone our tour,” she said in a statement. “But, we are going to do all we can to reschedule these dates, and when we do we'll bring you an epic show! Meanwhile wash your hands 9000 times a day. Thank you for your understanding and your support-and be safe!”
Just one week into his first-ever solo world tour, Louis Tomlinson canceled the remainder of the UK leg amid coronavirus concerns. “I'm sad to say that we have made the decision to reschedule my UK Tour that was due to start next week,” Tomlinson tweeted. “We are working with the promoter and venues to make new plans as soon as possible but these things are taking a little longer at the moment.”
Elton John has postponed his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour — shows from March 26-May 2 have been pushed to 2021.
Frontman Dave Grohl announced that the Foo Fighters are postponing their Van Tour 2020. A few dates have already been rescheduled to later this year.
Alanis Morissette will reschedule tour dates in Japan, Manila, Australia and New Zealand.
David Lee Roth has postponed the last six shows of his Las Vegas residency.
Marina has cancelled her April tour dates in the U.S.
March 15 – The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards, originally scheduled to air on Fox on March 29 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, have been postponed until a later date due to a mandatory ban on large gatherings in the city.
The 55th annual Academy of Country Music Awards, which were scheduled to take place on April 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, have been postponed to September (with a new date still to be confirmed).
Metal band Eyehategod cancel the final three dates of their European tour, tossing dates in Kiev, St. Petersburg and Moscow, Russia. “We have no apology big enough & we are very sorry to our Ukrainian and Russian fans, but the possibility of being kept from returning home for 30 days would not have been financially possible for the band,” they wrote.
March 14 – Long Beach Pride will postpone its festival and parade — which were set to take place May 15-17 — following discussions with local officials. “It is with an abundance of caution that the Long Beach Pride Board has decided to postpone the 2020 Festival and Parade,” said Denise Newman, President of Long Beach Pride, said in a statement. “We look forward to celebrating with our amazing LGBTQ+ and ally family, neighbors and friends at a later date, and encourage everyone to celebrate their Pride each and every day.”
March 13 – Kelly Clarkson was scheduled to kick off her 2020 Las Vegas residency at the Zappos Theater in Planet Hollywood on April 1, but as the coronavirus continues to spread, the songstress has postponed her shows to July.
Allie X has postponed her upcoming tour. “Like so many other musicians, I’m very sad to announce that I am postponing my upcoming North American Tour. I'm truly so disappointed,” the singer said in a statement. “I’ve been so eager to get out on the road and sing these songs for you. But, given the current state of affairs surrounding COVID-19, I feel it is the right decision for the health and well being of all. Please wait for me. I am working on rescheduling these dates and am looking forward to rejoicing, crying, dancing, screaming and laughing with you. You all mean so much to me. Take care of yourselves and each other.”
Texas Music Revolution, a two-day concert scheduled for March 20 and 21 in Plano, Texas, has been postponed.
The Jonas Brothers canceled their April 1 – 18 Las Vegas residency at Park MGM. “We love you guys and we are praying for everyone’s safety and wellness. We’ll see you soon,” they captioned the statement.
The Grand Ole Opry radio show will pause performances that include a live audience through April 4. “The Grand Ole Opry stands by the motto of the Circle can’t be broken,” the announcement read. The Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry Show will return to its original format as a live radio broadcast without a live audience.
Sturgill Simpson announced that he is rescheduling a number of March and April dates for his A Good Look’n Tour. However, the Hampton, Virgina; Toronto, Ontario; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Minneapolis and Chicago shows are cancelled “due to unavoidable scheduling conflicts.”
Trevor Noah postponed his tour dates for the next month. “Looking forward to seeing you all on a happier and healthier note!” he wrote.
The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum announced that the museum, Hatch Show Print, Historic RCA Studio B and the CMA Theater at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum will close to the public for the rest of March.
National Sawdust has suspended all programming beginning March 13 through the end of April.
OG shock rocker Alice Cooper postponed his planned spring 2020 headlining North American tour that was slated to run from March 31-April 22; the tour will be rescheduled for the fall with an itinerary announced soon.
Pop punkers The Dollyrots postpone their spring tour, assuring fans they'll be back on the road as soon as possible. “Anyone who’s been to one of our shows knows that we make every effort to meet our fans after the set, to hang out, to take silly selfies and give sweaty hugs,” they wrote. “We consider tons of y’all friends and that connection makes touring the best part of being in a band. So the last thing we’d want is to push forward with these dates and find out someone contracted this at one of our shows, got it from one of us, or inadvertently passed it on to us. Also, the fact we tour with our kids poses a whole extra level of concern, we need to protect them from exposure and possibly becoming carriers themselves.” Click here to see affected dates.
J. Cole's Dreamville Festival, initially slated for April 4 in Raleigh, NC, has rescheduled its second annual event for Aug. 29.
Thom Yorke postponed the North American leg of his Tomorrow's Modern Boxes Tour. He has not announced reschedule dates, but noted they would be this year.
Third Eye Blind rescheduled the second half of their tour in support of new album Screamer, and also shared the new dates, which resume May 31 in Los Angeles.
David Archuleta postponed his OK, All Right 2020 Tour, but hopes to reschedule for later in the year. ” You are all like family to me and so your health and safety are amongst the top priorities for me,” he wrote on Instagram.
The Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall orchestras canceled all rehearsals and performances through March 31.
Celine Dion postponed the March and April dates of her Courage World Tour in North America. New dates are yet to be announced.
Wilco postpone upcoming dates in Calgary, Missoula, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, Las Vegas and California. The band said they are making every effort to reschedule the dates for later in the year.
Australia's government applies a ban to public gatherings of 500 or more people, with effect from Monday, March 16. The decision triggers a string of cancelations and postponements. The CMC Rocks QLD festival is scrapped. Frontier Touring and Chugg Entertainment list at least 17 shows which now won't go ahead as planned.
Following the abrupt cancellation of the Australian F1 Grand Prix in Melbourne, a special one-off concert headlined by Robbie Williams is scrapped.
The hard rock and heavy metal Download Festival was due to take place next week in Melbourne (March 20) and Sydney (March 21). However, when My Chemical Romance canceled due to the “current global situation,” Live Nation called off the 2020 shows.
March 12 – Chris Stapleton reschedules a series of All-American Road Show dates in March, including Thursday's (March 12) gig at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas, as well as Saturday's (March 14) gig at Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, with opener Willie Nelson and March 20 and 21 gigs in Biloxi and Birmingham. “The health and well-being of our families & communities is our number one priority,” Stapleton tweeted.
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones are rescheduling the March and April dates on their 30th anniversary tour. At press time the group was slated to hit the road again beginning May 23.
Tool postpone March 16 show in Salt Lake City, but say their March 14 show at the Ford Idaho Center in Boise is “going on as planned.” In a statement, the group explained, “We are continuing to monitor the evolving situation with Coronavirus and are in continual conversation with local promoters and venues. The health of our fans, bandmates, crew members and all of those that work in and around the venues is what we are focused on… As for the recently announced North American Spring tour, we are taking a day-to-day approach so please continue to monitor our website and social media channels for updates.”
Tones and I announced that she was cutting short her European tour. “It is with great regret that I must cut short the rest of my first tour over here, as the majority of the remaining shows have already been cancelled due to government policy and I do not want to subjugate anyone to making a choice between coming to see me and their health,” she explained on Facebook.
Promoter Goldenvoice is closing some of its venues through March 31 after California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued capacity limits at gatherings.
Lionel Richie postpones his Friday (March 13) and Saturday (March 14) Las Vegas shows at the Encore Theater.
Ms. Lauryn Hill postpones Thursday night's (March 12) show in Cleveland and Saturday's (March 14) gig in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, due to crowd bans. The Cleveland show has been moved to Sept. 9 and a new date will be announced for the Upper Darby show at a later date.
Decibel Magazine tour featuring extreme metal bands Mayhem, Abbath, Gatecreeper and Idle Hands, slated to kick off on Friday (March 13), has been canceled.
Billie Eilish announced that her Where Do We Go? tour dates for the rest of the month have been postponed. “I’m so sad to do this but we need to postpone these dates to keep everyone safe. We’ll let you know when they can be rescheduled. Please keep yourselves healthy. I love you,” she wrote.
Taylor Swift was scheduled to headline Capital One's JamFest in Atlanta on April 5, as part of the 2020 NCAA March Madness Music Festival. The event has been canceled, following news that the Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournament is also not happening.
Nonprofit Christopher Street West announced on Thursday (March 12) that all events related to this year's LA Pride have been postponed.
Amoeba Music canceled all in-store performances for the rest of March.
The Grammy Museum made the decision to close through March 31, 2020, which includes all Public Programs, on-site Education Programs and guided tours.
Harlem's Apollo Theater is canceling all public programs such as WOW – Women of the World Festival, Amateur Night at the Apollo, School Day Live, Historic Tours, Live Wire, Apollo Comedy Club,and Apollo Music Café events through April 4. Additionally, the Apollo Theater and African Film Festival’s Africa Now! concert featuring Oumou Sangaré on Saturday, April 4 has been postponed until the fall.
Reba McEntire shifted her spring tour to a summer kickoff, and will now begin on July 9 in Huntsville, Alabama. “For the safety of everyone, we have decided to postpone our new arena tour until July,” she said. “All tickets will be honored for the new dates. Most importantly, stay safe and take care of you and your loved ones. We’ll get through this together.”
Pussy Riot postponed their Santa Ana tour stop Thursday evening until the fall. “dear all, due to safety & health reasons the show in SANTA ANA today is not happening, it's postponed and will happen in the fall, all tix will be valid,” the punk bank tweeted. “stay tuned for more news about the tour. stay safe!”
STYX is rescheduling concerts from March 13 to March 28.
The Allman Betts Band canceled the rest of their scheduled shows in March. “We are looking at options to reschedule dates and appreciate your patience while determining next steps. As soon as we have additional info to share, we will. Stay safe and follow the guidelines in your community — we all need to do our part to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 and look out for each other,” the band wrote in a statement.
Hamilton performances at the Hollywood Pantages Theater for the remainder of March have been suspended by California Governor Gavin Newsom. Fans can still purchase tickets for future dates during the musical's scheduled run until Nov. 22.
Blake Shelton postponed the final two weekends of his Friends and Heroes Tour 2020 until later unknown dates in spring 2021. “Omaha, I’m here in your city with my friends and heroes and am ready to play a show for you, but for all the right reasons — chiefly everyone’s safety and well-being — we have to reschedule tonight and the rest of the tour,” said Shelton in a press release on the night of his Omaha tour stop. “Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. You can bet we’ll see you back here soon!”
The C2C: Country to Country music festival in London, Dublin and Glasgow has been postponed to later unknown dates. Headliners Eric Church, Luke Combs and Darius Rucker were set to kick off the festivities Friday (March 13). “Thank you all for your understanding and patience at this very difficult time. C2C and its organizers apologize wholeheartedly for the time to work through the issues to get this statement out,” the C2C festival organizers said in the statement. Old Dominion had pulled out of the festival last week citing concerns.
Quavo announced on Instagram that he's canceling the third annual celebrity flag football game Huncho Day on the Nawf originally set for April 5, 2020. “We are disappointed, but feel strongly about doing our part to keep people safe and this virus contained. Thanks for your support and understanding,” the rapper's letter read. “Please make sure you're taking the necessary steps to take care of yourself and your family.”
Broadway officially sets its closure at 5 p.m. ET Thursday night until April 12 at New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's nearly immediate command. “Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of Broadway theatregoers and the thousands of people who work in the theatre industry every day, including actors, musicians, stagehands, ushers, and many other dedicated professionals,” said Charlotte St. Martin, President of the Broadway League, said in a press release.
AEG joined competitor Live Nation in recommending concerts be postponed through the end of the month. Earlier Thursday (March 12), Live Nation officials told employees they were pausing arena tours through the end of the month.
Michael Bublé postponed the remaining arena shows in March and April to later unknown dates. “I was looking forward to getting back on the road but the safety of my fans and my touring family of course take priority under the current circumstances. We will be coming back soon with new dates and everyone will be safe to enjoy a great night out. Stay well everyone,” Bublé said in a release. His tour dates beginning May 2 and on will continue as scheduled.
Kenny Chesney announced that he's postponing the first 11 shows of his Chillaxification tour out of an abundance of caution. “You can’t take risks without really understanding the consequences,” he said in a statement. “In times of uncertainty, I won’t take chances with those I love. I can’t imagine, as much as we love being out there playing for the fans, being able to do that through the worry our nation is experiencing.”
Cher postponed the remainder of her ABBA-inspired Here We Go Again Tour with new dates from September to December. “I'm heartbroken, but the health of my fans and my touring family comes first. The shows have been really special but, nothing is more important than everybody's safety. I’m excited to see everyone when we’re back out on the road,” the singer said in a press statement.
All Los Angeles Philharmonic concerts held at Walt Disney Concert Hall have been canceled until March 31. “The California Department of Public Health issued a mandate that all public gatherings, including concerts and presentations at Walt Disney Concert Hall, should be canceled through March 31, 2020 to protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19,” read an official statement on the orchestra's website.
The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Public Hall in Cleveland honoring Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, T-Rex, Notorious B.I.G. and Whitney Houston has been postponed until a later date.
Organizers of Lollapalooza Argentina have officially announced that the festival will be postponed until the second half of the year.
Maluma has postponed the European leg of his 11:11 World Tour.
Tove Lo has rescheduled the remaining dates on her European tour to September. “I have been looking forward to these shows for so long, but it has become unsafe and impossible for all of us to continue as planned,” she tweeted.
Dan + Shay have postponed their spring tour — dates now start in July. “Thank you all for your patience and understanding. It is a strange, strange time for all of us, but we felt this was the right thing to do. Previously purchased tickets will be honored at all rescheduled dates. We hope everyone can make it. Keep an eye on venue websites for further information and updates. Stay safe out there,” the band said in a statement.
All events at Carnegie Hall in New York City for the month of March have been canceled. “With the health and safety of its public, artists, and staff as its foremost priority, Carnegie Hall today announced that it will be closed for all public events and programming through the end of March, effective midnight tonight, in an effort to reduce the spread of the new coronavirus (COVID-19),” read an official statement on the venue's site.
Pixies scrapped the final five dates of their Australian tour, citing “caution for current public health concerns.”
The Who postponed their UK/Ireland tour, which was slated to kick off on Monday (March 16) in Manchester at the Manchester Arena. “The fans' safety is paramount and given the developing Coronavirus situation, the band felt that they had no option but to postpone the shows,” read a statement that promised the dates will be rescheduled for later in the year. Singer Roger Daltrey assured fans that the gigs will “definitely happen and it may be the last time we do a tour of this type, so keep those tickets, as the shows will be fantastic,” with guitarist/songwriter Pete Townshend adding, ”(the band) haven't reached this decision easily, but given the concerns about public gatherings, we couldn’t go ahead… if one fan caught Coronavirus at a WHO concert it would be one too many.” The pushed off shows include a Teenage Cancer Trust show at Royal Albert Hall on March 28.
March 11 – Dark Mofo, a festival in Australia's southernmost state, has been canceled due to concerns surrounding COVID-19. Bon Iver was scheduled to perform at the June fest.
Italian orchestral death metal band Fleshgod Apocalypse postponed their North American tour — which was slated to feature their first accompaniment by a string quartet — due to travel restrictions tied to the coronavirus. The shows will take place at a later, as-yet-unspecified, date. “It is with heavy hearts that we must announce the postponement of our upcoming tour in North America with the Veleno String Quartet and The Agonist,” the band wrote to fans. “We’re absolutely devastated about the delay, but we’re already working to reschedule the tour for late Summer/early Fall (exact dates coming soon). We know that there are so many people waiting for us in the US and Canada and we can’t wait to see you.”
Israeli pop band Lola Marsh rescheduled a string of European dates for June and September. “We are sad as this tour was a real dream for us, but looking forward to seeing everyone at the new shows! Wishing health and safety to all,” they wrote in an Instagram post with the new dates.
K-pop group Stray Kids will not be touring Europe this spring after all. The boy band's planned gigs in Madrid, Berlin, Brussels, Paris and Moscow have been put on ice, as well as their show at London's Wembley Arena on May 17 on their District 9: Unlock tour. “We ask for your understanding as this decision has been made in consideration for the safety of the artists and audience,” they wrote.
Following an emergency health declaration from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, all remaining events for RodeoHouston have been cancelled. The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo runs from March 3-22. Kane Brown was scheduled to perform March 11, with additional country sets by Dierks Bentley on March 15 and Keith Urban on March 16.
The latest festival to cancel in the wake of the virus — which has spread to 38 states and the District of Columbia — is Knoxville, Tennessee's Big Ears Festival, which was slated to take place from march 26-39. “This has been a tough decision. Not only is the principle that 'the show must go on' woven into our DNA, but the impact of this cancellation on the community that makes Big Ears possible — the artists, the festival attendees, our staff and production teams, and the Knoxville community with all of its businesses and workers — cannot be overstated,” read a statement. Refunds will be offered to ticketholders for the event slated to feature sets from Devendra Banhart, Joe Henry, Kronos Quartet, Patti Smith and Thundercat, among others.
The MUSEXPO Creative Summit 2020 set for March 22-25 in California was postponed due to following the announcement by The World Health Organization that the coronavirus (COVID-19) is now officially a pandemic. AllAccess.com's Worldwide Radio Summit 2020 is also said to be postponing in the same announcement.
The GLAAD Media Awards were set to take place in New York on March 19, but have been cancelled in the interest of public safety over the spread of the coronavirus. Rich Ferraro, GLAAD's chief communications officer and an executive producer of the GLAAD Media Awards, says, “we will be in touch with nominees shortly with plans for how award categories scheduled for the New York show will be announced.”
Glass Animals canceled their March 14 show at Neumos, Seattle, following Washington governor Jay Inslee's temporary ban on group events with more than 250 people.
Papa Roach canceled shows in Paris, Tilburg, Düsseldorf, Hamburg and Copenhagen due to government restrictions on public gatherings. At press time the dates have not yet been rescheduled.
Pearl Jam hosted a fan FAQ on their tour postponement, explaining, “We have been through a lot as a band over the past 30 years and we did not make this decision lightly. Our team worked tirelessly to see if we could keep the tour going. It became clear by Monday afternoon that we would not be able to – in good conscience – head out on the road. Even though our gear was already en route and our crew was on the ground for rehearsals, we made the difficult decision to postpone. We wanted you all to know as soon as we knew so you could make your own plans.” The band also explained if original tickets will be honored, whether anyone in the band is infected (they're not) and if it will affect the March 27 Gigaton album release date (it won't).
Iconic D.C. rock venue 9:30 Club has joined Lincoln Theater, the Anthem and other Washington venues in canceling shows until at least March 31 after the city's health department recommends calling off gatherings of 1,000 people or more.
Reunited prog rockers Yes canceled shows in Florida and their Cruise to the Edge appearance. “Although YES performs with the spirit that 'the show must go on,’ we’ve reached the point where various factors require us to cancel our forthcoming U.S. dates and cancel our appearances on the 7th ‘Cruise To The Edge,'” wrote guitarist Steve Howe of the event slated to feature Marillion, Saga, Kings X, Gong and others. “We are full of regret, as we’ve been preparing for these shows with maximum excitement. Running a relatively large show aided by our 12-piece crew and full production requires insurance coverage, which is currently unavailable to us for a variety of reasons beyond our control.” Cruise to the Edge is still slated to leave the port of Miami on March 27 without Yes.
Metal band Machine Head postponed the second European leg of their 25th anniversary tour, which was scheduled to take off in Zaragoza, Spain, on April 19. “It is with heavy heart that we must announce the postponement of our upcoming EU/UK tour in support of the 25th anniversary of Burn My Eyes,” they wrote. “As residents of the Bay Area, we’ve been hit hard and have witnessed firsthand what has been going on. Public gatherings of more than 1000 have been banned in San Jose, and events in downtown San Francisco including major concerts and conferences have been shut down.”
Under order from the Colombian officials banning gatherings of 1,000 or more, Juanes postponed a planned Para Todos show on March 14 in Bogota.
They Might Be Giants have pushed all March and April shows in New York, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. to the end of the year. “It is our hope the 4.30 Boston show and May shows can proceed as planned, but only time will tell,” they told fans.
Boise, Idaho's Treefort Music Fest postponed this year's event from March 25-29 until Sept. 23-27. “With support from The City of Boise and Central District Health, postponing the festival is the best option for the Treasure Valley, the far-reaching Treefort community and the individuals and organizations that support Treefort Music Fest,” the fest wrote. Among the acts on this year's lineup are: Japanese Breakfast, Chromatics, Grouplove, Tennis, Calexico and Built to Spill.
TMZ reported that the final live auditions in Charlotte on Friday (March 13) and New York on March 21 for the reboot of Making the Band have been canceled. “As a precautionary measure to ensure the health of our production crew, talent and aspiring artists, all public auditions for MTV’s Making the Band in Charlotte, NC on March 13-14 and New York City on March 21-22 have been canceled,” read a statement. “Safety remains our utmost priority, and we’re continuing to defer to health officials and the CDC for guidance.” The show is still accepting auditions online.
Reunited riot grrrl band Bikini Kill have postponed their planned tour of the the northwest, which was slated to kick off on Friday (March 13) with a two-night stand in Olympia, Washington. “We take the health and safety of our supporters, crew and opening bands very seriously, and given the situation in Seattle as well as the lack of information about the actual infection rate of the surrounding areas, it doesn’t make sense for us to go forward with any of the shows in the region,” the band tweeted. Though the shows will not go on for now, the band asked fans to donate to the Interfaith Works Emergency Overnight Shelter, which was to be the beneficiary of their Olympia shows.
Niall Horan's Helpful Honda SoundSpace show performance on Friday (March 13) has been canceled.
March 10 – Miley Cyrus canceled her trip to Australia for the World Tour Bushfire Relief concert, due to concerns relating to the coronavirus outbreak. Lil Nas X, The Veronicas and Seb Fontaine were also booked for the now-canceled concert, originally scheduled for Friday (March 13) in Melbourne.
RuPaul's DragCon LA announced that the planned convention set to take place on May 1, 2 and 3 has been canceled. In a statement posted on their website, DragCon made clear that the cancellation was due directly to the outbreak of COVID-19, and that the “health and safety” of fans and queens must come first.
Pentatonix announced that their world tour, scheduled to kick off on March 16 in Warsaw, Poland, will no longer happen. “Despite our best efforts and intentions, it is, simply, no longer possible for us to execute this tour the way we want to: safely, confidently and completely,” their statement read. The group went on to note that they are working on rescheduling dates.
Carlos Santana, who was ready to launch his Miraculous 2020 world tour on March 17 in Krakow, Poland, postponed his tour dates.
Planned Parenthood of Greater New York was scheduled to join The Feminist Institute in a “Bans Off My Body” benefit concert on March 14, for gender equality and access to sexual and reproductive health care. However, due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus, the event has been canceled.
Though they didn't mention COVID-19, EDM duo Disclosure announced the postponement of their intimate U.S. DJ tour just two days after rolling out the dates due to “unforeseen circumstances.” “We feel it's for the best to reschedule all of these club sets when we can play them all properly,” they wrote.
Sammy Hagar posts a video message to fans announcing the cancelation of his South American tour with The Circle.
March 9 – Madonna's Madame X Tour has come to an abrupt halt due to new restrictions on public gatherings implemented in France amid the COVID-19 virus spread.”Following official notification from the Office of the Police this morning prohibiting all events with an audience attendance of over 1000, Live Nation regrets to announce the final two Madame X performances previously re-scheduled to 10-March and 11-March are forced to be cancelled,” reads a note on Madonna's site.
Pearl Jam was scheduled to kick off its North American tour on March 18, but the four-month long run is postponed amid coronavirus fears.
The 2020 editions of Coachella and Stagecoach will need to be moved to later this year, or canceled altogether, admit organizers Goldenvoice.
Though they are forging ahead with their End of the Road tour, Kiss manager Doc McGhee tells Blabbermouth that the band's members have been advised to temporarily scrap all fan backstage meet-and-greet events.
Poison singer Bret Michaels, 56, has pulled out of The 80s Cruise, on which he was slated to play on March 13 and 14. “As of Sunday March 8, 2020 it has been advised by the Centers for Disease Control that cruise ship travel be deferred for those with compromised immune systems,” read a statement on the singer's site. “Bret Michaels, a lifelong type 1 Diabetic, falls under the category of those that run the extreme high risk of contracting this illness. Even if this illness is not contracted by Bret, he runs the risk of being quarantined on the ship with fellow music fans that might fall ill.”
Marc Anthony and Henry Cárdenas’s annual Maestro Cares fundraising gala has been postponed. The “Changing Lives, Building Dreams” gala, which was celebrating its ninth annual event March 12 in New York City, has been postponed. A new date is expected to be announced soon.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers has canceled this year’s 15th annual ASCAP Experience music conference over concerns about the spreading coronavirus. “Out of consideration for the health and safety of our members and all other participants, and due to rising concerns about the spread of COVID-19 (coronavirus), the determination has been made to cancel the 2020 ASCAP Experience,” said the organization in a statement.
Ultra Abu Dhabi — the Middle Eastern edition of the Miami-based festival — has been canceled. It was set to happen March 5-6.
Mariah Carey has postponed her Honolulu date until November. “I was so excited to come back to Hawaii on my 'anniversary month' but evolving international travel restrictions force us to consider everyone's safety and well being,” Carey wrote on Instagram.
British singer Yungblud called off a tour slated to kick off in South Korea, as well as shows in Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Singapore, according to NME. “At first I was going to say, ‘F–k it’ and come, but we have been advised again to seriously not,” the singer reportedly explained in an Instagram story.
March 8 – Richard Marx rescheduled his first European tour in nearly a decade, pushing it from the spring to the fall due to the global health crisis. “We all decided that it was for everyone’s own good, it was for the best interest of the health of everyone I’m counting on to come see me play,” he said in a video announcing the news. “I’m super bummed, selfishly. I was really, really excited about this tour…Every show was sold out. I haven’t played in Europe in eight or nine years at least. The fact you guys supported this tour the way you did made me even more excited to play.”
March 7 – 1980s “Take On Me” band A-ha canceled its Japanese tour, saying it will be rescheduled at a later date. “We were really looking forward to seeing our fans & friends in Asia, but the safety of our fans has to come first of course,” they write. The affected dates include early March gigs in Tokyo, Fukuoka and Nagoya.
Ciara postponed a performance at the USO Fort Hood slated for March 19. The 34-year-old singer, who is pregnant, said, “With the continued spread of the coronavirus throughout the U.S., as a pregnant woman, my doctors have advised me to limit travel and large group gatherings,” in a statement according to the Associated Press. “I am disappointed I won’t be able to return this month to the place where I was born, Ft. Hood Texas, and put on the amazing show we had planned.” The show is now slated to take place later this year.
Country band Old Dominion pulled out of their planned appearances at the Country Country festivals in the UK. “After much consideration, we have decided to withdraw from our upcoming performances as part of the @c2cfestival in Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, London, and Glasgow,” the band wrote. “We are so sorry to disappoint our fans overseas; however, with the growing uncertainty and unpredictable nature of the virus that is spreading throughout the world, the safety and security of our entire team is the top priority.”
March 6 – In a major blow to the Austin, Texas music community, the 2020 SXSW festival hascanceled its entire event. The loss of the interactive, film and music events with an estimated $356 million economic impact on the city comes after Austin's Mayor, Steve Adler, declared a local disaster due to COVID-19 fears. It marks the first cancelation of the entire event in its 34-year history.
March 5 – Louis Tomlinson tweeted to fans that the President of the Council of Ministers had decreed that his March 11 show at the Fabrique in Milan has been called off.
Queen and Adam Lambert notified fans that the group's planned May 26 show at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris has been postponed “following a government decree in France to cancel all indoor events over 5,000 capacity in France until 31st May in an effort to contain the spread of Coronavirus.” The band said they are working with the promoter to reschedule the date and will announce a new one soon.
Organizers of Tomorrowland Winter in France announced that they have canceled the 2020 winter edition of the electronic dance music festival due to health concerns connected with the spread of COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus. Tomorrowland Winter 2020 was set to run March 14-21 at the French alpine ski resort of Alpe d’Huez Grand Domaine Ski.
March 4 – Ultra Music Festival's flagship Miami festival scheduled for March 20-22 has been called off, according to city officials.
Slipknot postponed a planned Asian tour slated to kick off on March 20 with the two-night Knotfest, while fellow hard rockers Whitesnake, Sons of Apollo and the Michael Schenker Fest all canceled dates too.
As a result of Apple pulling out of this year's SXSW festival — along with Twitter, Amazon, TikTok, Facebook and other major companies — Spike Jonze's Beastie Boys Story documentary is not slated to premiere at the event. Nine Inch Nails has also dropped out of the film portion of the annual fest in Austin, Texas, tweeting, “We're sorry we won't be giving our Watchmen keynote at SXSW this year (because we had some surprises in store!) However, it was the right decision.”
March 3 – Maluma has postponed his upcoming concert in Milan amid the outbreak in Italy.
March 2 – Wolf Parade canceled European and U.K. dates for the tour supporting their latest album, Thin Mind. The first show was scheduled for Mar. 2 in the Netherlands.
Lacuna Coil canceled their tour of Asia and Australia. “Our home region of Lombardia, Italy, is in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak,” a statement reads. “Everyone’s health and safety must come first and this includes our fans.”
The National canceled their March 17 and 18 shows in Tokyo for “the interest of public safety.” In an online statement, The National said, “We look forward to returning in the future and performing for our friends in Japan.” The group was set to see support from Phoebe Bridgers.
March 1 – Set It Off called off dates in Asia on Sunday, “due to unforeseen circumstances and for everyone's safety.” The band also canceled their opening slots for Jimmy Eat World on March 12 and 13 in Manilla and Singapore, respectively.
Cancellations Announced in February
Feb. 29 – Avril Lavigne was set to begin the Asian leg of her Head Above Water World Tour in Shenzhen, China, on April 23, but the “Sk8er Boi” singer announced the 12-date trek would not be happening. “Please everybody take care of yourselves and stay healthy,” she wrote. “You're in my thoughts and prayers and we are hoping to announce rescheduled shows soon.”
Feb. 28 – Green Day postponed their tour of Asia “due to the health + travel concerns with coronavirus,” a statement from the band reads. The Bay Area trio vow to announce new dates soon.
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals took to social media to announce the cancellation of their March 2-5 tour dates in Japan. Harper took to Twitter to say, “Most importantly we are wishing well to all those affected. We apologize to our fans in Japan for this inconvenience and we hope to reschedule soon.”
Feb. 27 – BTS canceled several concerts planned in Korea due to the global coronavirus outbreak, according to a post on the group's mobile fan platform Weverse (via Twitter). “It is unavoidable that the concert must be canceled without further delay,” reads the post, which was originally written in Korean and translated by Variety. “Please understand that this decision was made after extensive and careful consideration.”
The National Symphony Orchestra canceled the five remaining performances in Japan of its Asian tour, originally scheduled to run to eight dates.
Feb. 26 – New Order scrapped shows in Tokyo and Osaka. “With the ongoing coronavirus outbreak, we are concerned about the potential quarantine we may face affecting further shows and appearances,” a statement from the British band reads. “We would also hate to risk our fan’s health or the of risk spreading the virus on our return.”
Feb. 25 – The Korea Times Music Festival announced that its concert scheduled for April 25 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles “has provisionally been postponed due to the increasing uncertainty threat of coronavirus.” The annual musical festival, which is in its 18th year, had already announced the likes of K-pop girl group MOMOLAND, solo singer and former Wanna One member Ha Sungwoon and rock band No Brain.
Testament, Exodus and Death Angel's The Bay Strikes Back show at the Trezzo Live Club in Milan, Italy has been scrapped due concerns over the coronavirus outbreak. “Regarding the epidemic situation, our personal conviction is that the infection does not stop by stopping only the entertainment, sport and culture, instead leaving free access to shopping centers, supermarkets, shops, banks, public transport and offices,” a statement read. “It is a virus that has reached every corner of the globe and is transmitted even just by walking, but which fortunately has a very limited incidence of danger.”
Feb. 23 – English singer Mabel canceled her Feb. 24 concert at the Magazzini Generali venue in Milan. Mabel took to social media on Feb. 23 to state “Due to recent events concerning the Coronavirus in Italy, we’ve been advised by the Minister of Health and the President of the Lombardy region not to go ahead with tomorrow’s show in Milan.”
Feb. 20 – Australian pop artist Ruel postponed the Asian leg of his Free Time World Tour to September 2020 “as a result of the coronavirus,” reads a statement posted to his social media accounts.
Feb. 18 – Promoter Live Nation Japan announced that Ari Lennox needed to cancel her March 3 performance at WWW X Tokyo due to travel restrictions in several Asian countries.
Feb. 14 – R&B artist Khalid postponed his Asian tour dates citing concerns for “the safety of Khalid's fans, his team and everyone who has been working on these concerts.” Khalid was set to perform in Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai and Bangalore between March 24- April 14.
Feb. 13 – U.K. grime rapper Stormzy announced on Feb. 13 that he would be postponing a scheduled Asian tour due to fears over the coronavirus. The rapper had been scheduled to perform in Japan, China and Korea between March 27-29.
Feb. 9 – Seventeen's high-profile Ode to You world tour has canceled all of its upcoming dates in February and March.
Feb. 6 – K-pop superstar Taeyeon canceled two concerts in Bangkok over health concerns. Taeyeon had been set to perform at Thunder Dome Muang Thong Thani between Feb 22-23.
Feb. 5 – The Philharmonic Society of Orange County in Southern California canceled its Feb. 5 Chinese New Year Celebration concert by the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra in light of the coronavirus epidemic citing “concerns expressed by community members.”
Feb. 4 – Taiwanese singer Jolin Tsai postponed her show March 7 performance in China.
The National Symphony Orchestra called off shows in Beijing on March 13 and 14, and one in Shanghai on March 17.
The Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra's tour to Japan and Korea has also been postponed. The tour was originally scheduled to run between March 5-13 with stops at Osaka Symphony Hall, Tokyo Suntory Hall, Deajeon Arts Center, Seoul Arts Center, Chuncheon Culture & Art Center, and Gwangju Culture & Art Center.
Feb. 2 – South Korean girl group GFriend decided to hold their Feb. 3 showcase without an audience due to concerns about coronavirus. The event was instead streamed for fans on Feb. 3.
Agency YG Entertainment announced the cancellation of both WINNER's Feb. 8 concert in Singapore and AKMU's Feb. 8 and 9 concert dates in Changwon.
Cancellations Announced in January
Jan. 31 – Three stops on GOT7’s world tour “Keep Spinning” tour were postponed including their concerts in Bangkok planned for Feb. 15 and 16 at Rajamangala National Stadium and a concert in Singapore planned for Feb. 22.
K-pop group TWICE’s Tokyo fan signing events set to be held on Feb. 1 and 2 were canceled.
The inaugural C.E.A. (Charming Eastern Awakening) Fest at Joy Park in Chengdu in China scheduled for April 18-19 is canceled. The event was set to headlining performances from Martin Garrix and Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike.
Jan. 30 – NCT Dream’s promoter One Production announced the cancellation of the group’s two shows in Macau, China, on Feb. 7 and 8 and their Feb. 15 concert in Singapore.
The Boston Symphony Orchestra announced the cancellation of its Asia tour. The orchestra had been scheduled to go on a four-city tour that included Seoul in South Korea, Taipei in Taiwan and Shanghai and Hong Kong in China from Feb. 6 to 16.
Jan. 28 – Cantopop singer Leon Lai postponed his two shows in Macau, China. Lai’s Leon Metro Live 2.0 concerts were originally slated for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at Studio City Event Centre.
Promoter Live Nation announced the postponement of Miriam Yeung's Feb. 8 concert in Singapore. The show, which was slated to take place at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, is postponed indefinitely, due to the travel and freight conditions in China.
American rock band X Ambassadors took to social media to announce that their Feb. 14 and 15 shows in Shanghai and Chengdu, respectively, were canceled.
Jan. 27 – Japanese rock group Suchmos canceled a slate of dates in China that were scheduled between Feb. 7-11. The group said that they hoped to play dates in China as soon as possible.
Jan. 26 – Canto-pop singer Andy Lau canceled 12 concerts scheduled throughout February at the Hong Kong Coliseum. The My Love Andy Lau World Tour Hong Kong 2020 was scheduled to start on Feb. 15 and end on Feb. 28. Lau said in a statement, “Sorry about this. I wish that everyone will remain healthy. And that we get through this difficulty together.” According to the South China Morning Post, more than 100,000 fans will be impacted by the cancellations.
Jan. 24 – The Chinese government has closed the Mercedes-Benz Arena indefinitely. The venue's promoter and its joint-venture partner, a media group owned by the Shanghai government, have postponed over a dozen shows until the virus is contained.