LA Philharmonic Cancels Shows Through June 2021
The Los Angeles Philharmonic announced that all performances at Walt Disney Hall have been cancelled through June 9, 2021. The elimination of the entire season of works wipes out over 100 events, ranging from September through early June of next year. Beyond traditional philharmonic performances, shows featuring Herbie Hancock,... Read more
Wisconsin Festival Owners File Bankruptcy After COVID Cancellations
The organizers of a pair of festivals planned for the summer of 2020 have filed for bankruptcy protection, leaving fan refunds hanging in the balance. Hypervibe, organizers of the planned Country USA and Rock USA festivals in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, filed for Chapter 7 protection due to their inability to... Read more
Promoters Fined $20K Over Infamous NY Chainsmokers Show
Organizers of a summertime show featuring The Chainsmokers that went viral for images of lax (at best) social distancing have been handed down a $20,000 fine from New York officials. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office announced the fine Wednesday, indicating that it was for violating an executive order for hosting... Read more
David Byrne’s American Utopia Sets Broadway Return for September 2021
American Utopia, the hit Broadway production featuring onetime Talking Heads front man David Byrne, will return to the stage in September 2021. The return of the production was announced via Twitter, though a destination theater for the production has not yet been announced. According to the production website, the... Read more
Save Our Stages Fest to Support Venues Planned for Oct 16-18
A full bill awaits music fans this weekend as the Save Our Stages Fest will run live streamed performances from Friday, October 16 through Sunday, October 18. The event, put on by the National Independent Venue Association, “aims to generate significant awareness, advocacy and donations for the NIVA Emergency... Read more
Metallica Announces Pay-Per-View Livestream Benefit Show
Metallica has announced that it will perform a rare acoustic set for a livestream audience, with proceeds going to benefit the group’s All Within My Hands foundation. The performance is scheduled for November 14 at 2 p.m. (pacific time), with a simultaneous auction to benefit the foundation. Tickets for... Read more
BTS Draw Nearly 1 Million Viewers for Pay-Per-View Concerts
K-Pop stars BTS have not let the worldwide pause on live events slow them down in 2020. The group followed its June Bang Bang Con success with the Map of the Soul On:E event over the past weekend, attracting a reported 993,000 viewers in 191 countries according to the... Read more
Kentucky’s Rupp Arena Plans First Concert Since March Shutdown
Rupp Arena in Lexington, Kentucky has announced its first concert since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. Three 6 Mafia headlines the performance, which is scheduled for December 11. Capacity for the show will reportedly be 3,152 patrons and event staff, which is approximately 15 percent of the venue’s... Read more
Three Types of Events You Can Still Attend in 2020
COVID-19 has had a massive impact on all our lives. It has been a matter of life and death, which has forced the world into a kind of hibernation for the past seven months. It almost feels callous complaining about the many events that have been cancelled and opportunities... Read more
Van Morrison Belfast Concerts Postponed to December
Van Morrison has had to move a set of four planned concerts in Belfast, Northern Ireland to December due to ongoing travel restrictions due to COVID-19. The Belfast native had planned four performances at the Europa Hotel at the end of October, but those have been moved back by... Read more