Report: Beyonce to Focus on Virtual Shows in 2021 Rather Than Touring
Beyonce will be releasing new music in 2021, but won’t hit the road for a tour in support of it, according to a report in The Sun. The R&B star will instead focus on virtual performances for now, supporting her album by performing for fans on screens rather than... Read more
TEG, Live Nation to Stage First Aussie Arena Shows Since March
TEG Live and Live Nation Entertainment are teaming up to bring arena concerts back to Australia. The promoters are teaming up with the New South Wales Government to stage The Greatest Southern Nights – a pair of concerts at Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney. Ocean Alley will headline the... Read more
German Study Suggests Safe Indoor Concerts Possible Despite COVID
Preliminary results from a scientific study in Germany had good news for live music and sports fans, as they showed promising results for safely holding events indoors amid the pandemic. Researchers put together a live concert in front of volunteers in the summer, and their findings suggested that certain... Read more
Ticketmaster Rebrands Anti-Resale Tech For COVID Safety
Ticketmaster this week announced its SmartEvent suite of ticketing technology, essentially rebranding existing anti-resale products as useful for event operators looking to reopen with coronavirus safety measures in mind. Packaged together in SmartEvent are tools designed to allow for varying capacity rules, distancing needs, and data harvesting able to... Read more
California’s Pechango Casino Cancels All Events Through March 2021
The full slate of live entertainment events planned for the Pechanga Casino in Temecula, California has been postponed through at least the end of March, 2021, as coronavirus restrictions on live event attendance continue to confound the industry. Concerts and other events including a popular New Years Eve celebration... Read more
TobyMac Plans February-March Arena Tour With Social Distancing
TobyMac has announced plans to resume his Hits Deep Tour in the early months of 2021, using social distancing rules to keep fans save at venues across the south. It is believed to be the first tour to launch amid the coronavirus pandemic to utilize indoor venues, visiting 13... Read more
Glastonbury Festival May Employ “Massive Coronavirus Testing” in 2021
After seeing the planned 50th anniversary Glastonbury Festival pushed to next year by the coronavirus pandemic, organizers are exploring every avenue for holding the 2021 edition, including massive testing for the virus. The annual event in England is scheduled for June, but uncertainty regarding how the pandemic will impact... Read more
J Balvin to Headline Fortnitemares 2020 Halloween Virtual Concert
J Balvin will headline a virtual event in the Fortnite world, spending October 31st performing as the climax of the game’s Fortnitemare event. The event kicks off this week, culminating in the singer’s performance on Halloween. On Halloween night at 9 p.m. ET, J. Balvin will make an appearance... Read more
Ozzy Osbourne’s European Tour Postponed – A Day Before Launch
For weeks, fans awaited confirmation of cancellation of Ozzy Osbourne’s fall tour dates – which were only formally called off a day before the first show on the calendar earlier this week. Tickets were on sale as late as Thursday afternoon for Friday’s opening date in spite of coronavirus... Read more
Billie Eilish Plans Livestream Show from Home This Weekend
Billie Eilish, whose hot-selling Where Do We Go? tour was abruptly halted by the COVID pandemic in March, will be playing a “reconfigured” version of her tour set this weekend, via livestream. The singer goes on at 6 PM (eastern) Saturday. Tickets are $30 and available through livestream.billieeilish.com. In... Read more