Since the outbreak of the coronavirus disease at the end of 2019, more than 184,000 people have contracted the disease, resulting in more than 7,500 deaths according to the World Health Organization. As the disease continues to spread, live event organizers have been canceling or postponing large gatherings from technology conferences to major concerts.
With the disease reaching more than 150 countries and every U.S. state, Billboard has compiled an ongoing list of major concerts and events that have been postponed or canceled due to the outbreak.
March 25 – 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.