As Coronavirus continues to spread around the world at alarming rates, panic is well and truly setting in with shoppers stockpiling copious amounts of toilet paper, trusting in bizarre and totally unfounded ‘cures’ and even resorting to blatant racism. It’s a sad state of affairs for society, and just as bad for the entertainment industry with the cancellation of events.
Countless festivals, concerts and shows have already been postponed and even cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns, including one of this year’s most popular music events, Coachella, which has been rescheduled to November. Listen to the low-down below:
Here’s a guide to all the events that have been cancelled due to Coronavirus:
Elton John has postponed his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, moving shows from March 26-2 to next year.
The Jonas Brothers
The JoBros have cancelled their April 1-18 Las Vegas Residency.
Celine Dion is yet to announce new dates for her postponed Courage world tour, originally scheduled for March and April.
Billie Eilish has announced she is postponing the rest of her Where Do We Go? tour dates this month.
Capital One’s JamFest in Atlanta scheduled for April 5th with a performance from Taylor Swift has been cancelled.
Cher has postponed the rest of her Here We Go Again tour, rescheduling the dates to September and December.
The Rolling Stones
The Rolling Stones 15-day No Filter tour has been postponed.
Due to travel restrictions, Carey’s Hawaii show has been rescheduled to November.
The Asia leg of Khalid’s Free Spirit World Tour has been held back back travel advisories.
The K-Pop band are skipping the Seoul stop on their Map of the Soul tour and kicking it off in California instead.
The UK rapper told fans he’s rescheduling the Asia and Zurich stops on his Heavy Is The Head world tour.
Green Day have cancelled multiple tour dates in Singapore, Bangkok, Manila, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Osaka, and Tokyo.
The ‘Sk8r Boi’ singer has postponed the Asian leg of her Head Above Water world tour.
The former One Direction singer cancelled his Milan show on March 11, but told fans he’d be “back in July.”
Ciara, who is currently pregnant, had to cancel her upcoming Texas performance after doctors told her avoid travel and large groups. The concert has been pushed back to later this year.
Madonna has cancelled her March 10th and 11th shows in Paris.
The band has postponed their North American tour a week before they were about to kick it off.
Kiss haven’t cancelled or postponed their shows but they have cancelled all the meet-and-greets on their End of the Road world tour to Coronavirus concerns.
Sadly, Miley Cyrus has been forced to cancel her upcoming World Tour Bushfire Relief concert in Melbourne which was scheduled for this weekend alongside Lil Nas X and The Veronicas.
Unfortunately, the above artists join a growing list of cancelled, rescheduled or postponed tours and concerts. There have also been announcements from Guns N’ Roses, The Pussycat Dolls, Tool, Vanessa Carlton, Dave Grohl, Alanis Morissette, Marina, Kelly Clarkson, Alice Cooper, J.Cole, Thom Yorke, Third Eye Blind, Wilco, Tones and I, Lionel Richie, Lauryn Hill, Blake Shelton, Quavo, Michael Buble, Maluma, Tove Lo, Dan + Shay, The Who, Glass Animals, Papa Roach and more.
The major sporting events that have been cancelled or postponed due to Coronavirus include the Formula One Chinese Grand Prix, three of The Ladies Professional Golf Association’s Asian tournaments, the Professional Golf Association Tour Series-China, the World Athletics Indoor Championships, FIFA’s Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup.
Festivals, Parades & Conferences
Australasian throwback festival So Pop 2020, featuring Pussycat Dolls, Jesse McCartney, Smash Mouth and more has been cancelled.
The UK’s biggest music festival, Glastonbury, has also sadly been cancelled.
For the first time in 65 years, the Eurovision song contest – set to take place in Rotterdam from May 12-16 has been cancelled.
Splendour in the Grass
Aussie music festival Splendour in the Grass has been postponed from July to October 2020.
Hard rock festival Download, set to be headlined by My Chemical Romance, has been cancelled.
All broadway shows in NYC have been cancelled due to coronavirus.
It was announced late last week that Texas music, tech and film event SXSW would be cancelled. It came after big brands like Apple, Netflix and Amazon pulled out.
Coachella & Stagecoach
As mentioned previously, Coachella organisers have confirmed that the festival has been postponed to October 9, 10 and 11 and October 16, 17 and 18 2020. Stagecoach will now take place on October 23, 24 and 25 2020.
Tasmania’s iconic Dark Mofo festival, which was set to be headlined by Bon Iver, has been cancelled.
Ultra Music Festival
The three-day electronic music festival has been “suspended” until next year because of Coronavirus.
Tomorrowland Music Festival
The electro music festival, which was set to take place in the French Alps on March 14-21, has been cancelled after new regulations from the French government. The summer edition of Tomorrowland is still scheduled to take place in Belgium this July.
St. Patrick’s Day Parade
The Belfast City Council has decided to cancel St Patrick’s Day parades across Ireland due to Coronavirus concerns.
As well as these major events, BottleRock Festival, Bonnaroo, Melbourne International Jazz Festival, Lollapalooza Argentina, the 2020 iHeart Radio Music Awards, RuPaul’s DragCon La, Prague Film Festival, the 2020 BNP Paribas Open, Seattle’s Emerald City Comic Con, the Venice carnival, The London Book Fair, Livre Paris Book Fair, the New York City Half-Marathon, Korea Times Music Festival and Bologna Book Fair have been cancelled or postponed.
Various Fashion Week shows and events have also been postponed or cancelled due to Coronavirus concerns, including Versace, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Chanel, Prada and Armani.
Peter Rabbit 2
The international release of James Corden’s film has been pushed from March to August.
No Time To Die
The film’s release has been postponed until November 2020.
As well as these film events, the Chinese release dates of Mulan and Sonic The Hedgehog have also been delayed because of Coronavirus.
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