- Upcoming music festivals, tours, and concerts are starting to feel the effects of the coronavirus outbreak.
- Miami’s Ultra Music Festival, Texas’ SXSW, and England’s Glastonbury Festival, New York City’s Governors Ball, and Boston Calling have all been cancelled.
- Coachella, Stagecoach, Bonnaroo, New Orleans’ Jazz & Heritage Festival, Lollapalooza Argentina, and Lollapalooza Chile have been postponed.
- A group of concert industry leaders, including top officers at Live Nation and AEG, officially recommended that all concerts be postponed.
- Keep reading for a complete list of affected events. Insider will continue to update this post with new information.
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The music industry has begun to feel the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, which has killed more than 43,000 people so far. Massive festivals have been cancelled or postponed, and many artists have been forced to take similar actions with tour dates.
Dr. Daniel Griffin, an infectious disease physician specialist at Columbia University, told Rolling Stone that all concerts – from clubs and amphitheaters to arenas and stadiums – should be shut down for the foreseeable future.
“The concern we’re seeing now is that, as we have an increased capacity to do testing, we’re seeing that this virus is already widespread in the country,” Dr. Griffin said. “You go to a concert, there’s that many people and that level of transmission that occurs at a concert. Unfortunately, those will be big spreading events.”
Indeed, the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended that all gatherings and events of 50 people and more be postponed until at least May.
Insider rounded up music festivals, tours, and concerts that have already been impacted by the coronavirus.
Note: This post was originally published on March 13 and will be updated as more events are impacted by the coronavirus.
Khalid postponed his Asia tour.
The “Location” singer was originally scheduled to tour the continent from March 24 to April 14, but postponed those concerts back in February. He’s currently scheduled to resume his tour on June 12 in London.
Madonna cancelled the last two dates of her Madame X Tour on March 10-11.
The shows were scheduled to take place at Le Grand Rex in Paris, but were cancelled after the French government banned indoor gatherings of more than 1,000 people.
Green Day postponed March tour dates in Asia.
The band was scheduled to play in Asia throughout March, but postponed their trip to the continent in February.
“We have unfortunately made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming shows in Asia due to the health + travel concerns with coronavirus,” Green Day said in a statement. “We know it sucks, as we were looking forward to seeing you all, but hold on to your tickets we’ll be announcing the new dates very soon.”
As of now, Green Day still plans to tour Europe beginning in May.
The National cancelled two shows in Tokyo “in the interest of public safety.”
“Much to our disappointment, in the interest of public safety our March 17+18 dates in Tokyo have been cancelled,” the band posted on Twitter. “Refunds will be available at the point of purchase from March 3 to March 31, 2020.”
Ultra Music Festival was cancelled after Florida’s governor declared a public health emergency.
Miami’s massive dance music festival was scheduled to kick off on March 20 with headliners Flume, Gesaffelstein, and Major Lazer, as well as DJ sets from Zedd, David Guetta, DJ Snake, Kygo, and Martin Garrix. It was officially postponed on March 5 and won’t return until this time next year.
“Due to the Florida Governor’s declaration of a public health emergency and Centres of Disease Control and Prevention’s Interim Guidance for COVID-19, it is impossible for the City to provide access to Bayfront Park at this time,” festival organisers wrote in a statement, describing the decision as “an unprecedented issue which is not being taken lightly.”
According to the Miami Herald, Ultra will not be offering refunds. Instead, “ticket holders can use them to enter one of two future festivals.”
France’s Tomorrowland EDM festival was cancelled due to the country’s ban on large gatherings.
Tomorrowland Winter, the French instalment of the popular EDM festival, was set to take place from March 14-21.
It was cancelled on March 5 after new regulations from the French government banned all indoor gatherings of more than 5,000 people. Ticket holders have been offered full refunds.
Avril Lavigne cancelled shows in Asia and Europe.
Avril Lavigne cancelled the Asian leg of her “Head Above Water” world tour, which was scheduled to stretch from April 23 to May 24. On Monday, she also cancelled March shows in Milan and Paris.
“We have tried moving the shows but the extended ban means this is now not possible,” she wrote on Twitter. “Sadly, I am not going to be able to play for my Italian and French fans on this Head Above Water Tour which I am so disappointed about.”
SXSW Conference & Festivals was officially cancelled on March 6.
The famed Texas event – which had been due to kick off on March 13 – was the first major arts and music festival to be cancelled in the US due to the outbreak.
Before the event’s cancellation, more than 35,000 people signed a petition urging the organisers to call off the event because of the coronavirus, and numerous major companies had pulled out – including Facebook, Twitter, Intel, and TikTok.
The World Tour Bushfire Relief Concert was cancelled after Miley Cyrus dropped out.
The World Tour Bushfire Relief charity concert – which was organised to raise funds for the WWF Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund, as well as the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal – was scheduled to take place in Melbourne on March 13.
Headliner Miley Cyrus withdrew, citing “the recommendations of local, state, federal and international government authorities.”
“I am so disappointed to not be there, but I have to do what is right to protect the health and safety of my band and crew,”she wrote on Twitter. I will still be making a donation to help the victims of the Australian bush fire.”
The concert was cancelled shortly after, and organisers promised that ticket holders would be refunded.
Pearl Jam postponed their North American tour, which was meant to begin in Toronto on March 9.
The Seattle band announced that it would postpone the first leg of their 2020 tour.
“Unfortunately, communing in large groups is a huge part of what we do as a band and the tour we’ve been busy planning for months is now in jeopardy,” they wrote in a statement. “We have and will always keep the safety and well-being of our supporters as top priority.”
“We are so sorry… And deeply upset… If anyone out there feels the same based on this news, we share that emotion with you.”
As of now, the band still plans to tour Europe beginning in Frankfurt, Gemany on June 23.
Carlos Santana cancelled the European leg of his band’s world tour.
Coachella was postponed to the weekends of October 9 and October 16.
Coachella, arguably the most famous music festival in the world, typically takes place in Indio, California in April. However, as the coronavirus outbreak continues to spread in the US, Entertainment company Goldenvoice rescheduled the festival until mid- to late- October.
The festival’s 2020 headliners – Travis Scott, Frank Ocean, and Rage Against the Machine – are still expected to perform during the rescheduled event, and all existing tickets will be honoured.
Stagecoach was postponed to the weekend of October 23-25.
The postponement of Stagecoach, which is largely considered Coachella’s sister festival, was also announced by Goldenvoice. The country music event had previously announced Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett and Eric Church as headliners.
Disclosure postponed shows in Europe scheduled for March and April “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,” the duo wrote on Twitter. “We can’t wait to be back with you, you will be the first to know when we get new dates locked in. In the meantime all other dates remain unaffected.”
Hole’s one-off reunion show, Bans Off My Body, has been postponed.
Courtney Love and Melissa Auf der Maur, previously of the rock band Hole, were scheduled to reunite for a charity show on March 14. The concert, known as Bans Off My Body, was organised to benefit the Feminist Institute and Planned Parenthood of Greater New York. But it was officially postponed.
“In light of current public health concerns, we are disappointed to have to postpone our benefit concert,” Feminist Institute President Kathleen Landy said in a statement. “We look forward to fulfilling the goals of the evening as soon as we can responsibly do so.”
Idaho’s Treefort Music Fest has been moved from March to September.
The five-day music festival, which is held at multiple different music venues in Boise, Idaho, was scheduled to take place from March 25-29. It will now take place from September 23-27.
Indie-rock artists like the Chromatics and Japanese Breakfast were set to perform. An updated lineup includes the former, but not the latter.
Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee has been cancelled.
Fesitival organisers announced the cancellation and said there are currently no plans to reschedule. The event – which largely features indie and alternative rock music, as well as jazz and electronica – was meant to take place the weekend of March 26-29.
“These are difficult times,” founder Ashley Capps said in a statement. “We urge you to stay healthy and do whatever you can to help one another and to make this a better world. We’re counting on you.”
The Pixies postponed their remaining tour dates in Australia.
The Pixies postponed all remaining shows in Brisbane, Sydney, and Perth. The band said they would announce rescheduled dates soon, and confirmed that all existing tickets would be honoured.
Zac Brown Band postponed the spring leg of their tour.
“Out of caution and due to increasing public health concerns, Zac Brown Band is postponing the spring 2020 leg of ‘The Owl Tour,'”the band wrote on Instagram. “This was an extremely difficult decision, but the well-being of our fans is always our top priority.”
All spring shows through April 25 have been pushed back, and rescheduled dates will be announced soon.
Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City, Iowa was cancelled because “the public health situation in our area has intensified.”
“With sadness and resolve, we must announce that Mission Creek Festival 2020 will not carry forward in its current form. As such, there will be no public events during the April 1-4 period,” executive director Andre Perry wrote in a statement. “We are working with festival artists and authors to set up a special Mission Creek event in the late summer/early fall.”
The festival expects to announce new dates and an updated lineup early next week.
Days of Summer Cruise Fest has been postponed until next year.
The third annual hip-hop cruise and music festival – which booked Post Malone, Lil Nas X, and Cardi B to perform this year – was set to embark from Miami on June 28 and dock in the Bahamas on July 1. It was postponed and will return in 2021 from July 1-5.
The first leg of Rage Against the Machine’s reunion tour has been postponed.
The newly reunited band postponed their spring tour dates in the US and Canada. All shows scheduled between March 26 and May 20 have been pushed back.
“The safety and health of those who come to our shows is of utmost importance to us,” the band wrote in a statement. “All previously purchased tickets will be honoured for newly scheduled shows as it stands. The July and August tour is still on.”
Australia’s Download Festival was cancelled after My Chemical Romance dropped out.
The Australian festival, which features a hard rock and heavy metal lineup, was scheduled to proceed as planned next week, first in Melbourne on March 20 then in Sydney on March 21. But it was cancelled shortly after headliner My Chemical Romance pulled out, citing the “current global situation.”
“As we are unable to deliver a complete line-up to meet the standard that Download fans both expect and deserve, we have very reluctantly made the decision to cancel Download Australia 2020,” organisers said in a statement.
My Chemical Romance has also postponed tour dates in Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
Dan + Shay postponed the spring leg of their tour.
“These shows mean the world to us, and it was important that they be postponed and not cancelled,” Dan + Shay tweeted. “But more than the shows, our fans mean the world to us, and protecting their safety is the number one priority. We want the shows to be memorable, and not experienced with fear.”
The country duo expects to resume performances on July 30 in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
The Who postponed their UK and Ireland tour.
The legendary rock band was due to start touring on March 16 in Manchester and wrap up on April 8.
“The fans’ safety is paramount and given the developing Coronavirus situation, the band felt that they had no option but to postpone the shows,” The Who wrote in a statement. “The dates will be rescheduled for later in the year. All tickets will be honoured.”
Live Nation has postponed all current arena tours, including Cher, Tame Impala, and Post Malone.
A group of concert industry leaders, including top officers at Live Nation and AEG, have officially recommended that all concerts be postponed.
As Variety notes, the affected tours include Billie Eilish, Tame Impala, The Strokes, Post Malone, Maluma, Cher, Trippie Redd, and Young M.A, in addition to many others.
Capital One’s JamFest in Atlanta has been cancelled.
The concert, originally slated for April 5, was organised as part of the 2020 NCAA March Madness Music Festival. It was cancelled along with the basketball tournament itself.
Iggy Pop rescheduled most of his French tour dates, but cancelled a few.
Iggy Pop cancelled two concerts in Montpellier and Besançon, while six other France shows have been rebooked for September.
“I was damn excited about these gigs,” he wrote in a statement. “So we just have to wait, and I apologise to Montpellier and Besançon where we couldn’t get venues, I’ll make it up to you somehow.”
Blake Shelton postponed the five remaining shows of his “Friends and Heroes” tour.
“Beginning with Shelton’s March 12th concert at CHI Health Centre in Omaha, Nebraska, subsequent dates in Colorado, Illinois, Wisconsin and Michigan will be rescheduled for spring 2021, with previously purchased tickets for those dates honoured at next year’s shows,” Rolling Stone reported.
“Omaha, I’m here in your city with my friends and heroes and am ready to play a show for you,” Shelton said in a statement. “But for all the right reasons – chiefly everyone’s safety and well-being – we have to reschedule tonight and the rest of the tour. Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. You can bet we’ll see you back here soon!”
The C2C: Country to Country Festival in London, Dublin, and Glasgow has been postponed.
The multi-country music festival was scheduled to begin on March 13.
“Thank you all for your understanding and patience at this very difficult time. C2C and its organisers apologise wholeheartedly for the time to work through the issues to get this statement out,” festival organisers said in a statement.
Kenny Chesney postponed the first 11 shows of his “Chillaxification” tour.
“These are uncertain times, and Kenny Chesney feels the unrest,” reads a statement from the singer, as reported by Billboard. “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.”
“So, while we wait to see how this terrible virus is going to impact our country, I think it’s only fair to move these first several dates now.”
The affected dates span from April 18 to May 28.
Action Bronson said his upcoming tour is “obviously postponed.”
Action Bronson released a two-part statement, promising to provide “more info soon.” The “Easy Rider” rapper was scheduled to kick off “The Great Bambino” tour on March 25 in Santa Ana, California.
“EVERYTHING WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR WHEN THINGS NORMALIZE,”he wrote on Twitter. “ILL BE TRAINING FOR WHEN THAT DAY COMES AND WHEN IT DOES YOURE GOING TO SEE THE BEST VERSION OF BRONSON EVER.”
Wilco postponed upcoming tour dates.
“Wilco’s upcoming tour dates in Calgary, Missoula, Salt Lake City, Seattle, Vancouver, Portland, Las Vegas and California are postponed,” the band’s Twitter posted. “Every effort is being made to reschedule dates later in the year and we’ll be in touch with more information shortly.”
Chris Stapleton rescheduled a series of tour dates in March.
Chris Stapleton announced that four upcoming dates on his “All-American Road Show” tour would be postponed.
“The health and well-being of our families & communities is our number one priority,” Stapleton tweeted.
Australia’s ban of 500-person public gatherings triggered the postponement or cancellation of at least 19 events.
The Australian government announced that all non-essential gatherings of more than 500 people would be suspended, starting March 16. The country’s annual CMC Rocks QLD country music festival was subsequently postponed.
Frontier Touring and Chugg Entertainment also announced 18 shows that would be either postponed or cancelled. The organisation said that it’s “presently working with all artist teams to determine if dates can be rescheduled to late 2020 or early 2021.”
Impacted concerts include New Order, Jimmy Eat World, Marc Rebillet, Kip Moore, Introducing Nashville, Miranda Lambert, and Seaforth.
“Dance Monkey” singer Tones And I cut her European tour short.
“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 wrote on Facebook.
“My team and I are working around the clock to find ways to come back to your beautiful cities as fast as I can, but for now the health of all of us must come first.”
Argentina and Chile have both postponed their Lollapalooza installments.
As reported by Billboard, festival organisers said the events would be rescheduled for the second half of 2020. Lollapalooza Brazil is currently still scheduled to go ahead on the weekend of April 3-5.
The festival’s flagship event in Chicago has not yet announced a lineup or begun selling tickets, but is slated to take place on the weekend of July 30.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been postponed.
This year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction, which was scheduled to take place on May 2 in Cleveland, was officially postponed.
“The health and safety of our fans and visitors is our highest priority. Given recent news regarding coronavirus and the urging by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine regarding large public gatherings, we have made the decision to postpone the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Induction Week festivities until later this year,” reads an official statement.
This year’s inductees include Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, T-Rex, Notorious B.I.G., and Whitney Houston.
The Teenage Cancer Trust concert in London has been postponed.
The charity concert, headlined by The Who and Mumford & Sons, was slated to take place at London’s Royal Albert Hall on March 23.
“Like The Who, we’re gutted, but we’re going to save the Teenage Cancer Trust show for another time,” Mumford & Sons wrote on Twitter. “Please stay tuned for a rescheduled date.”
Bob Dylan was forced to cancel April tour dates in Japan.
“Given the situation of the widespread Coronavirus, our Prime Minister has requested that we cancel or postpone all forthcoming concerts or events in late March and beyond,” reads a statement on Bob Dylan’s website.
“We are so sorry to cancel the shows, but in the interest of Public Health and Safety, we are left with no alternative. Therefore we have regrettably decided to cancel the upcoming Bob Dylan concerts here in Japan scheduled April 1 – April 24. We will look to rebook the shows in the future.”
Blood Orange postponed the rest of his North American tour dates.
“My priority here is for everyone to always feel safe at my shows, and given the influx of rapidly changing information every day due to COVID-19, I felt it best to move towards the side of safety,” Dev Hynes, aka Blood Orange, posted on Instagram.
“Apologies again, stay safe and sensible, hope to see you all soon.”
The performer postponed six tour dates, from March 13-20.
Michael Bublé postponed 15 arena shows through April.
“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,” Michael Bublé said in a statement.
The affected tour dates span from March 17 to April 5, but he’s expected to continue touring on May 2 in Anaheim, California.
Tove Lo postponed the remaining dates on her European tour.
Tove Lo postponed the remaining eight dates on the European leg of her “Sunshine Kitty” tour. The new dates are in 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 wrote on Twitter.
Willie Nelson’s Luck Reunion music festival will be rescheduled.
“Turn out the lights. The party’s over. We’re lucked if we don’t…for now. We are devastated to announce that today we were notified by Travis County officials that Luck Reunion 2020 must be rescheduled. We agree with the decision and stand with the county in taking all precautions to protect your health and safety first,” a statement read, as reported by Rolling Stone.
Tickets for this year’s event will be honoured at the 2021 Luck Reunion. This year’s performances were also broadcast for free online.
BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend in Dundee, Scotland has been cancelled.
BBC Radio 1 was set to host headliners Calvin Harris, Dua Lipa, Harry Styles, and Camila Cabello from May 22-24.
“After careful consideration we have come to the decision that Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2020 in Dundee will not go ahead,” organisers announced via Twitter.
“This decision has been made in conjunction with our event partners, in line with the advice from the Scottish government, and while we know fans looking forward to purchasing tickets will be disappointed, it is important that we prioritise the health and safety of all those involved.”
Afro Nation in Puerto Rico was cancelled.
“We have been working closely with the public health authorities and our advisers, monitoring the rapidly changing situation. The current position is largely unprecedented and our highest priority is the health, safety and well-being of you and everyone else involved in producing the event,” organisers wrote in a statement.
The festival was originally scheduled to take place from March 18-21. Afro Nation in Portugal is still scheduled to take place in July.
Alice Cooper postponed his spring North American tour to the fall.
The rocker was scheduled to tour from March 31 to April 22, but those concert dates will be rescheduled for the fall.
“Let’s get through this together and resume rocking later in the year,” he wrote on Twitter.
J. Cole’s Dreamville Festival was postponed from April to August.
The second annual Raleigh, North Carolina-based festival was originally scheduled for April 4. The label announced that it will now take place on August 29.
“While this decision has been extremely difficult to make, the safety of our fans, artists, and staff is always our top priority, and nothing will ever take precedence over your well-being,” a representative for the festival said in a statement. “We now encourage everyone to follow the guidelines and various preventive measures put forth by local and national health authorities.”
Ms. Lauryn Hill postponed March tour dates in Ohio and Pennsylvania.
Ms. Lauryn Hill was forced to reschedule her March 12 concert in Ohio and March 14 concert in Pennsylvania due to crowd bans. The former will take place on September 9 instead.
“We will update regarding the upper Darby/Philly rescheduling as soon as we have the new date,” the singer wrote in a statement. “We wish health and safety to everyone and a swift recovery for those who’ve taken ill.”
Thom Yorke postponed the North American leg of his “Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes” tour.
Thom Yorke was meant to begin touring in Virgina on March 28. His tour is currently scheduled to resume on April 22 in Mexico.
“Due to restrictions put in place to minimise the spread of COVID-19, we regret that the North American leg of the Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes tour is postponed,” the former Radiohead front man announced. “Ticket holders, please standby for information on a new routing for later this year. Apologies for the inconvenience.”
Third Eye Blind rescheduled the second half of their tour.
Third Eye Blind announced they’d postpone their “Screamer Pt 2” tour on Thursday. The band shared new show dates, and will resume touring on May 31 in Los Angeles.
Tool postponed two upcoming shows in Utah and Idaho.
Tool originally postponed their March 16 show in Utah, but planned to play on March 14 in Idaho. The band subsequently announced that both dates would be rescheduled.
“As we mentioned late yesterday, the situation with Coronavirus is evolving. Due to a request from Boise officials, we have postponed our Mar. 14 date at the Ford Idaho Centre Amphitheater,” they wrote on Twitter. “We will continue to update you as we get any additional information about upcoming shows.”
The band’s North American spring tour is still slated to begin on April 16 in Miami.
Wynn Las Vegas has postponed its residency shows, including those by Lionel Richie and Diana Ross.
According to Billboard, Wynn Las Vegas has “temporarily halted nightclub operations and postponed its residency shows, including those by Lionel Richie (March 13 and 14) and Diana Ross (starting April 8) at the Encore Theatre. Robbie Williams, who is scheduled for a March 24 return performance after selling out 16 shows in 2019, is expected to follow suit.”
“I have been looking forward to performing at the Wynn this weekend but the safety and health of everyone, including my fans comes first and foremost,” Richie wrote on Twitter. “Myself and the Wynn have decided to postpone my shows on Friday and Saturday until further notice. I look forward to seeing everyone soon! Stay healthy!”
Other Las Vegas resorts are taking similar actions, including Wet Republic and the Encore Beach Club.
The Jonas Brothers cancelled their Las Vegas residency in April.
The newly reunited band was set to perform at Park MGM from April 1-18. But they announced their decision to cancel the residency.
“We did not make this decision lightly,” the brothers wrote on Twitter. “We were SO excited for the opportunity to share an amazing show with you guys, but nothing is more important than everyone’s health and safety.”
Kelly Clarkson has postponed her Las Vegas residency.
Kelly Clarkson was set to begin a residency at Zappos Theatre in Planet Hollywood on April 1, but announced its postponement after production on her daytime talk show was temporarily shut down. Her series of Las Vegas concerts are now set to begin in July.
“Details regarding ticket replacement are forthcoming and I can’t wait to see you this summer,” Clarkson wrote on Twitter. “For now, please keep your loved ones close, safe and healthy.”
The Texas Music Revolution festival will be rescheduled.
Organisers of the country music festival, originally scheduled to take place on March 20 and 21 in Plano, Texas, announced the postponement.
Sturgill Simpson has postponed several upcoming tour dates and cancelled others.
According to Pitchfork, “Sturgill Simpson has had to cancel some of his dates on his ‘A Good Look’n’ tour with Tyler Childers. Those dates include Hampton, Virginia, Toronto, Ontario, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Chicago, Illinois, and Minneapolis, Minnesota. Additionally, Simpson is rescheduling several of the upcoming performances.”
“The health of our fans, band, crew, tour partners and venue staff are very important to us and we want everyone to stay safe,” a press release for Simpson said.
The Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony was postponed from April to September.
The 55th annual ceremony was originally scheduled to take place on April 5 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Organisers announced that it would be rescheduled for September, though an exact date is yet to be determined.
“The ACM Awards is a tentpole event for our Country Music industry, and the Academy of Country Music and dick clark productions went to great lengths to find a safe solution for the show to go on so that we can honour our artist community,” ACM CEO Damon Whiteside said in a statement released, as reported by Billboard.
McFly rescheduled a series of concerts in Brazil.
The recently reunited band announced new dates in September and October for a series of planned concerts in Brazil: “We are gutted not to be coming next week! Nothing will stop us from coming back though!!”
Niall Horan has put off selling tickets for his recently announced summer US tour.
Niall Horan is meant to kick off his “Nice to Meet Ya” North American tour on April 20 in Nashville. The “Heartbreak Weather” singer also announced additional US dates starting July 9 in Charlotte, North Carolina and ending on August 9 in Auburn, Washington.
“Given the ongoing and developing coronavirus situation we’ve decided to hold the on sale for the recently announced summer US tour dates until further notice,” Horan wrote on Twitter on Sunday. “I’ll let you know as soon as we have more information to share.”
Louis Tomlinson postponed the remaining UK shows on his first-ever solo world tour.
Just one week after Louis Tomlinson kicked off his first-ever solo world tour in Barcelona, he was forced to reschedule shows in Italy due to the country-wide lockdown. He also rescheduled shows in France, Germany, Sweden, and the Netherlands for August.
Marina cancelled US tour dates in April.
“In light of recent events, my US dates in April have been cancelled,” Marina – formerly known as Marina and the Diamonds – wrote on Twitter.
“Please contact your ticket agents to get refunds. Thinking of you all.”
Alanis Morissette will reschedule tour dates in Japan, Manila, Australia, and New Zealand.
“The safety and health of everyone comes first. Unfortunately the upcoming shows in Japan, Manila, Australia & New Zealand are being rescheduled for later dates,” Alanis Morissette wrote on Twitter. “please hang on to your tickets (except Bluesfest in Byron Bay), details to come soon for the rescheduled shows.”
She added: “take care of yourself, of each other. i love you. xo.”
The Foo Fighters postponed their 25th anniversary tour.
The Foo Fighters planned to kick off their 25th anniversary tour on April 12 in Phoenix, but the band has decided to reschedule all 10 shows for December.
“Playing a gig with a sock full of broken bones is one thing, but playing a show when YOUR health and safety is in jeopardy is another,” Grohl said a in a statement (he performed for the band’s 20th anniversary show with a broken leg).
“The SECOND we are given the go ahead, we’ll come tear s— up like we always do. Promise,” Grohl continued. “Now go wash your hands.”
Elton John postponed 17 tour dates until 2021.
Elton John announced Monday that 17 upcoming shows on his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour, from March 26 to May 2, will be rescheduled for next year. John still plans to hit the road from May 22-July 8.
Billie Eilish postponed all North American shows on her sold-out world tour.
Billie Eilish previously postponed 11 US dates on her “Where Do We Go?” tour, which had kicked off just a few days before.
“i’m so sad to do this but we need to postpone these dates to keep everyone safe,” Eilish wrote on social media. “we’ll let you know when they can be rescheduled. please keep yourselves healthy. i love you.”
Four days later, after urging her fans to follow social distancing guidelines, Eilish announced that the rest of her North American tour dates would also be rescheduled, affecting shows from March 13 to April 17.
Doja Cat postponed all dates on her upcoming tour.
Doja Cat was due to start her “Hot Pink” tour on March 25 in Chicago and wrap up on April 15 in San Francisco. But the “Say So” singer announced its postponement.
“Due to coronavirus and all of the risk associated, we have to postpone all dates on the tour,” she wrote in a statement on social media. “Unfortunately this is out of our control as venues are closed for now as government mandates, and restrictions won’t allow shows to continue. New dates are being worked out and will be announced very soon! I promise the show is worth the wait!”
Mandy Moore postponed all upcoming shows on her North American tour.
In a statement on social media, Moore said the rescheduled dates would be announced as soon as possible.
The Rolling Stones put their North American tour on hold.
The Rolling Stones announced the postponement of their 15-show “No Filter” tour, set to start on May 8 in San Diego and end on July 9 in Atlanta.
“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 Billboard Music Awards and Billboard Latin Music Awards have both been postponed.
NBC announced that the 2020 Billboard Music Awards ceremony, originally set to air live from Las Vegas on April 29, would be postponed indefinitely.
“In accordance with the current guidelines set forth by national and local health officials and in order to ensure the health and safety of our artists, fans, guests and staff – we are postponing the Billboard Music Awards,” a joint statement from dcp and NBC reads. “dcp and NBC will announce a new date and venue for the show in the near future.”
Billboard and Telemundo also announced the postponement of this year’s Latinfest+ and the Billboard Latin Music Awards, which will now take place later this year. They were originally scheduled for April 20-23.
New Orleans’ Jazz & Heritage Festival has been rescheduled for the fall.
New Orleans’ Jazz & Heritage Festival, often known simply as Jazz Fest, was scheduled for the weekends of April 23 and April 30. It has been officially postponed, with plans to set a new date in the fall.
It’s not clear whether the festival’s lineup – which originally included A-list performers like The Who, Dead & Company, Stevie Nicks, Lizzo, the Foo Fighters, Erykah Badu, the Beach Boys, Maggie Rogers, Elvis Costello, and the Wu-Tang Clan – will remain the same.
Charli XCX’s concert in Mexico City was rescheduled for October.
Charli XCX was slated to perform in Mexico City on March 24, but the show will now take place on October 24.
Glastonbury Festival has been cancelled.
Just six days after 90 artists were added to the lineup for Glastonbury 2020, the event was officially cancelled. The festival was scheduled to celebrate its 50th anniversary on June 24-28 with headliners Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, and Paul McCartney.
“Following the new government measure announced this week – and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty – this is now our only viable option,” a statement reads.
“We very much hope that the situation in the UK will have improved enormously by the end of June. But even if it has, we are no longer able to spend the next three months with thousands of crew here on the farm, helping us with the enormous job of building the infrastructure and attractions needed to welcome more than 200,000 people to a temporary city in these fields.”
Hopeful attendees who had already paid a deposit will be offered a refund, or they can choose to apply the payment to next year’s event.
The 1975 postponed their upcoming North American tour.
The 1975 were due to begin touring on April 27 in Houston and wrap up on June 11 in Duluth, Georgia.
The band announced that all North America tour dates would be postponed, and that existing tickets would be honoured for the rescheduled shows.
Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been postponed.
The 2020 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has been postponed. It was meant to take place June 11-14 in Manchester, Tennessee, but is now scheduled for the weekend of September 24-27.
It’s not clear whether the festival’s lineup – which originally included Tame Impala, Tool, Lizzo, Vampire Weekend, Lana Del Rey, The 1975, and Run the Jewels – will remain the same.
Danny Wimmer Presents has cancelled three spring music festivals.
Festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents announced the cancellation of North Carolina’s Epicentre, Florida’s Welcome to Rockville, and Ohio’s Sonic Temple, all originally scheduled to take place in May.
“Before accepting this fate, we worked really hard to try to reschedule the festivals,” a statement reads. “Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts, venue availabilities and a number of other factors out of our control made postponing impossible. Make no mistake, each of these festivals will return in May 2021 bigger and stronger than ever!”
All ticketholders will be offered full refunds.
Camila Cabello postponed her world tour.
Camila Cabello’s world tour was scheduled to kick off on May 26 in Oslo, Norway. After her European leg, she was set to perform throughout North America this summer. But on March 24, she announced the postponement of all upcoming shows.
“with all the news constantly coming out and so much that is really unknown, we’re also taking extreme precautions to protect ourselves, our team, our dancers, our band, our crew and ultimately you guys,” she wrote in a statement. “i’m truly heartbroken to say that we’ve decided we need to postpone the tour.”
“we can’t start rehearsals without putting people at risk and with so much up in the air with no real and definitive end in sight, I feel this is the responsible thing to do.”
Cabello added that her fans could expect more information “in the very near future.”
Harry Styles’s tour of the UK and Europe was rescheduled for 2021.
Harry Styles announced that his extensive European tour wouldn’t take place until next year “for obvious reasons.”
“Anyone who knows me, knows that performing has always been my favourite part of working in music,” he wrote on Twitter. “However, during times like these, the safety and protection of touring crew, fans, and everyone else around the world is an immediate priority.”
He added: “For the safety of yourself and others, please self-isolate. We’re all in this together. I can’t wait to see you out on the road as soon as it’s safe to do so. Until then, treat people with kindness.”
Josh Groban’s Great Big Radio City Show will now take place on October 5.
Josh Groban’s Great Big Radio City Show, originally scheduled to take place at Radio City Music Hall on April 18, has been postponed to October 5. A press release confirmed that all existing tickets would be valid for the new date.
“This is obviously not something we ever wanted or predicted, but given the strict enforcements necessary right now, I promise the longer break between Great Big shows will mean when we finally return, it will be bigger and better than before, and more of a celebration of our time together again,” Josh Groban said in a statement. “I look forward to it!!”
Annie Mac’s Lost & Found Festival in Malta has been rescheduled for September.
Lost & Found Festival, which was originally scheduled to kick off on April 3o, has been rescheduled for the weekend of September 10-13.
“We appreciate that you will have lots of questions, we have collated information from all of the common airlines and travel agents below for you to reference which we’ll be constantly updating below as they update their policies,” reads an official statement on the festival’s website, where you can also find refund information.
“We have a dedicated team of people who will be working around the clock in the coming weeks to help with your travel and accommodation queries. We want to make it as easy and smooth as possible for you, whatever you choose to do.”
New York City’s Governors Ball has been cancelled.
Governors Ball was scheduled to take place in New York’s Randall’s Island Park on the weekend of June 5-7. Upon announcing its cancellation, organisers said they were unable to reschedule the festival for a later date in 2020.
“Due to a myriad of planning and logistical issues, we have come to the conclusion that there are no sufficient options available to us,” a statement reads. “We are pushing ahead, and are already jumping into plans for 2021.”
Ticket holders can choose to request a refund or transfer their purchase to next year’s event.
BTS will reschedule their North American “Map of the Soul” tour.
BTS previously cancelled four shows in Seoul’s Olympic Stadium in April. More recently, the K-pop group decided to postpone all 37 dates on their North American tour, which was slated to begin on April 25 in Santa Clara, California and wrap up on June 6 in Chicago.
Boston Calling has been cancelled.
Boston’s annual music festival, which typically takes place at the Harvard Athletic Complex in Allston, was scheduled to kick off on May 22. Organisers announced its cancellation on March 31.
Ticket holders can choose to request a refund or transfer their purchase to next year’s event.
Essence Festival will reschedule its dates for “closer to the fall.”
Nashville’s CMA Fest has been cancelled.
In a statement, CMA Fest organisers confirmed the cancellation of this year’s event – originally slated for June 4-7 – but looked ahead by announcing dates for next year. The Country Music Association’s festival will return to Nashville on June 10, 2021.
Justin Bieber has postponed all dates on his upcoming “Changes” tour.
Justin Bieber was due to start touring on May 14 in Seattle and wrap up his “Changes” tour on September 26 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. His team announced the tour’s postponement on April 1, but did not announce new dates.
“While Justin – along with his band, dancers and crew – has been hard at work preparing an amazing show, he has always put the health and well-being of his fans first and foremost,” reads an official statement. “Justin is anxiously awaiting the opportunity to get back out on the road and perform in a space that is safe for everyone.”
Kesha has postponed her upcoming “High Road” tour.
Kesha was due to start touring on April 23 in Sugar Land, Texas and head to England in July. She announced the postponement of all upcoming shows on April 1.
“Animals, I have to accept the current situation and postpone my High Road tour,” she wrote on Twitter. “I take an enormous amount of pride in making my shows a safe place for anyone no matter what, so with that in mind, my team is working hard to reschedule my tour for later in the year.”
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