COVID-19 has temporarily canceled normal life, and that includes in-person concerts. Major musicians like Justin Bieber and Billie Eilish were preparing to go on tour in 2020 but were forced to postpone or cancel their shows.
Tours are major moneymakers for musicians, so this setback will be costly. Here’s a look at some of the biggest acts who were supposed to hit the road, and how much money could be lost.
Blake Shelton has postponed the end of his Friends and Heroes Tour. The final five dates will be rescheduled for spring 2021.
In 2018, Shelton’s Country Music Freaks tour grossed $5.6 million from its first six sold-out performances, according to Billboard.
Unlike many musicians holding out hope they’ll be able to perform later in the year, Taylor Swift canceled all live appearances and performances in 2020. She didn’t have a major tour planned, but her U.S. and Brazil shows will be rescheduled.
Swift was slated to hold two, two-day U.S. Lover Fest events in July — one in Los Angeles and the other in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Not surprisingly, both sold out.
In 2018, the popstar’s Reputation Stadium Tour grossed a total of $345.7 million, including $30.5 million in its final five shows, according to Billboard.