After Fan Complaints, Harry Styles Postpones Remaining 2020 Shows
Harry Styles took to social media Tuesday to inform fans that remaining 2020 dates for hits Love on Tour jaunt were formally postponed, due to the ongoing pandemic. “Everyone’s health and safety remains our top priority, which is why I unfortunately have to postpone all 2020 shows in South... Read more
Jason Isbell to Perform October “Pod” Shows in Tennessee
Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit announced that they will be performing in front of a live audience this fall, beyond their recently announced drive-in shows in Georgia. The band is taking to the stage at the Caverns in Pelham, Tennessee for three gigs on October 9-11. As with... Read more
Ryman Auditorium Doubles Capacity for Socially Distanced Concerts
With one socially distant performance under its belt, Tennessee’s famed Ryman Auditorium doubled its capacity, allowing as many as 250 for its second show over the weekend, which featured Brett Young. The historic venue had been capped at 125 for Scotty McCreery’s concert on September 4, its first since... Read more
Nathaniel Rateliff to Play Series of Shows at Iconic Red Rocks
Nathaniel Rateliff, who’s tour in support of a solo album And It’s Still Alright was abruptly shelved almost as it began in March, will be performing in front of a live (but minimal) audience this month at Colorado’s iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre. The singer will play five socially distant... Read more
Isbell, Blackberry Smoke, Indigo Girls, Yacht Rock Headline Drive-In Show
Live Nation announced the return of its Live From the Drive-In series in October, when the Ameris Bank Amphitheatre will host shows featuring four bands across two weekends. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit open the shows on Friday, October 16, with Blackberry Smoke performing Saturday the 17th. On... Read more
Billy Joel MSG Residency Shows Pushed Back Again Into 2021
Billy Joel’s ongoing residency at Madison Square Garden is officially off until 2021, as the piano man’s upcoming gigs have been moved to next year. Performances scheduled for March through August of this year had been moved back to begin with September of this year, but now all of... Read more
Usher to Headline Residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace
Usher will headline a new residency at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace beginning in July of next year, the R&B star announced this week. The residency currently has 12 performances scheduled, with eight in July 2021, three in December 2021 and a final show on January 1, 2022. “I... Read more
Live Nation Extends Furlough of 76 House of Blues Cleveland Employees
As the wait for clearance for live events to return at anything resembling “normal” levels continues, Live Nation has informed 76 employees at House of Blues in Cleveland that their furlough period has been extended, per a Worker Adjustment and Retraining (WARN) filing unearthed by Cleveland.com. The venue has... Read more
Van Morrison Rejects “Pseudo-Science” of Socially Distanced Concerts
Van Morrison is calling for an end to the era of socially-distanced concert performances, referring to such practices as “pseudo-science” even on the eve of performing at several such venues in the next month. “As you know, we are doing socially distanced gigs at Newcastle Upon Tyne’s Gosforth Park,... Read more
New York Bar, Venue Owners Sue Over COVID-19 Shutdowns
A group of New York business owners have filed a lawsuit against the New York State Liquor Authority (SLA) over what they call “unconstitutional” shutdowns of their business operations as a precaution amid COVID-19. The group, which includes bar owners and venue operators who host live music as a... Read more