BTS, Pearl Jam, Madonna, Billie Eilish, and other famous artists have canceled upcoming tour dates due to concerns about the coronavirus. With the infection still spreading to more than 40 countries, the World Health Organization and medical experts have recommended social aloofness, meaning packing yourself up with thousands of others at a concert might not be the case.
Unfortunately for fans of live music, it is best to refrain from going out and staying at home. Below is the list of biggest artists and music festivals who have canceled or postponed their shows dates due to health reasons:
Having already rescheduled the North American dates for his next tour, former One Direction lad Harry Styles postponed his Love On Tour’s European leg – his second major concert series as a solo artist – over concerns about the coronavirus. The 26-year-old hearthrob will now support his Fine Line album on his home continent throughout 2021. “Anyone who knows me knows that performing has always been my favorite part of working in music,” Styles tweeted. “At times like these, the safety and security of the touring crew, fans, and everyone else around the world is an immediate priority.” In September, Styles also decided to postpone dates in South America, New Zealand, Mexico, and Australia.
Amid “difficult and uncertain times,” Camila Cabello took the “extreme” precaution of postponing her “Romantic tour” to keep fans safe during the pandemic. “We can’t start rehearsals without putting people in danger,” she explained in a tweet while promising fans that she is working on new music that has yet to be announced, tour dates postponed compensating for the disappointment of his fans: “When the danger passes, all this love we put in the world will heal us.
On February 14, the singer decided to postpone his Asia tour, initially scheduled for March 24 – April 14. Khalid resumed performances from June 12 in London.
The South Korean star boy group, who just released their new album Map of the Soul: 7, won’t be performing anytime soon for fans back home. BTS announced on February 27 that they would cancel their April concert dates in Seoul, noting that they expected more than 200,000 fans to attend.
In February, the rock trio announced they would delay their shows in Asia scheduled for March. “We know it sucks, as we have been looking forward to seeing you all, but hold your tickets tight. We will announce new dates very soon,” Green Day tweeted.
The Canadian singer has canceled Asian dates for her Head Above Water World Tour, which would start on April 23 in Shenzhen, China, and on May 24 in Hong Kong. She had also canceled a stopover in Switzerland. Then in March, Lavigne announced that her shows in Milan and Paris were also being discontinued.
After being previously rescheduled, Madonna’s last two Madame X Tour on March 10 and 11 dropped due to France’s ban on events with more than 1,000 people.
The group canceled its Las Vegas residency at the MGM Park, the trio announced on Twitter. It was to take place from April 1 to 18. “We’re so sad to disappoint you, but it is important that everyone does what we can to keep everyone healthy,” wrote Nick, Kevin, and Joe. Tickets to the show will be refunded at the given price of original purchase point, and fans are encouraged to reach out if they experience any issues.
The talk show singer and host has also postponed her planned Las Vegas residency. “For the sake of everyone’s safety and concern, we have chosen to postpone the April 1 opening of my Las Vegas residence, Invincible, to July,” Clarkson wrote in a statement on her social media channels. “Ticket replacement details are on the way, and I’m looking forward to seeing you this summer.”
The British icon has decided to reschedule the shows between March 26 through May 2, 2020, to 2021. “After careful consideration, it is with great regret that Elton John will postpone some of the upcoming North American dates of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour,” read a statement on John’s official website. The shows from May 22 to July 8, however, remain as scheduled — for now. “This difficult decision was made with the safety and well-being of its fans highlighted, at a time when health services are under increasing pressure and with concerns that these meetings threaten to accelerate the spread of the Coronavirus ( COVID-19) ”, the statement continues.
The release of Keys’ next album, A.L.I.C.I.A., has been postponed and her More Myself tour. The four-stage time was scheduled to begin in Brooklyn, New York, on March 31 to support her new book of the same name. The Grammy winner was expected to share stories and music from the book. However, there is good news: More Myself, the reader, will still be out as scheduled on March 31st.
The singer has postponed her next tour, which would begin in Norway on May 26, and supported her recent album Romance.
“With all the news coming out constantly and so much unknown, we also take extreme precautions to protect ourselves, our team, our dancers, our band, our team, and ultimately you,” Cabello wrote in an Instagram post-March 24.
On April 1, Justin Bieber announced that his 2020 Changes tour was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The new dates for the 45-date tour of the stadium and arena that was supposed to start May 14 at Seattle’s CenturyLink Field have not been announced.
Coachella and Stagecoach
Promoter Goldenvoice announced on March 10 that the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival and the Stagecoach Country Music Festival had been postponed to October, pushing the scheduled dates back into April. The statement has not revealed whether the new dates would change Coachella’s lineup, which is expected to feature headliners Frank Ocean, Travis Scott, Rage Against the Machine.