In a move that’s not really shocking, considering the world climate at the moment, the two biggest live event companies in the world have postponed all of their major concerts until at least April.
In a joint statement, AEG and Live Nation said they have formed a coalition with the interests of looking out for their artists, the fans, venue staffs, and the global population.
“The world’s leading forces in live entertainment have come together to form a global task force to drive strategic support and unified direction, ensuring precautionary efforts and ongoing protocol are in the best interest of artists, fans, staff, and the global community,” the coalition said in a joint statement. “At this time, we collectively recommend large-scale events through the end of March be postponed. We continue to support that small-scale events follow guidance set by their local government officials. We feel fortunate to have the flexibility to reschedule concerts, festivals, and live events as needed, and look forward to connecting fans with all their favorite artists and live entertainment soon.”
Among the tours impacted by the virus are Billie Eilish, Cher, KISS, Post Malone, The Who, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Michael Bublé, Miley Cyrus, Pearl Jam, Green Day, Tool, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, and Chris Stapleton.
Most artists had already announced postponements on their own. Rescheduled dates will be announced once those are finalized. Smaller scale shows may still happen.