Live Nation’s “Return to Live” concert next week in Düsseldorf, featuring Bryan Adams, has been postponed due a rise in coronavirus cases in Germany.
The concert, which Adams was due to headline along with The BossHoss, Sarah Connor, Rea Garvey and Michael Mittermeier, was to take place on Sept. 4 at the Merkur Spiel-Arena with a crowd of up to 12,000 people. But the organizers have now pushed it back to “late fall,” according to a statement by the arena.
The show was billed as a celebration of the return to live music at major venues in Germany. But a spike in virus cases, and a subsequent decision by Chancellor Angela Merkel to extend the ban on large-scale public events to 2021, have spoiled those plans for now. New measures imposed by the German government include mandatory use of masks in most public areas and fines for violators.
“Despite a comprehensive health, hygiene, and safety program, organizers felt compelled to cancel the event in view of the increasing number of infections and subsequent capacity restrictions that were imposed on the event,” the arena says in the statement.