The Broadway League Issues Statement on Coronavirus
Amid the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Broadway League has released an official statement regarding the Broadway community. Over the last few weeks, coronavirus has begun to spread across the world. The League said it is “closely monitoring the evolving situation” and the “safety and security of theatregoers... Read more
List of Cancelled Concerts Continue To Grow Amid Coronavirus Concerns
Update: (as of March 16, 2020) Elton John postponed his North American tour, but told fans to hang onto their tickets because he’ll come back to play these shows in the future.  Update: (as of March 12, 2020) Live Nation has officially postponed tours throughout the rest of the... Read more
Madonna Cancels Paris Concert After Fall On Stage
Pop icon Madonna had to cancel a show in Paris Sunday night due to an injury she sustained at a gig over the weekend. Last Thursday, she was performing at The Grand Rex when she fell off of a chair onstage. She was taken off the stage in tears,... Read more
Live Nation CEO Downplays Coronavirus’ Impact On Company
Live Nation President and CEO Michael Rapino doesn’t believe the rapidly-growing coronavirus (COVID-19) will seriously impact his company’s operations or effect its long-term financial outlook. In an earnings call last week, the president acknowledged that the virus might impact shows in countries and regions where the outbreak is prevalant,... Read more
BTS Fans Donate Ticket Refunds To Coronavirus Relief Efforts
K-Pop sensation BTS had to cancel a string of shows in Seoul, South Korea due to the coronavirus outbreak in the country. While fans received refunds for their tickets, many have opted to donate the funds to coronavirus relief. Last week, BTS’ company Big Hit Entertainment announced that the... Read more
LA-Based K-Pop Festival Postponed Over Coronavirus Concerns
A popular K-pop festival in Los Angeles has been postponed over growing fears of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) that has swept across Asia. The Korea Times Music Festival, which was set to take over the Hollywood Bowl on April 25, now faces an uncertain future and indefinite postponement. “It... Read more
CTS Eventim Announces New Partnership With US Promoter Michael Cohl
CTS Eventim AG & Co. KGaA are creating a new 50:50 partnership with the U.S. promoter Michael Cohl to create tours across the globe. Throughout the partnership, Cohl will add his business and comprehension network, while CTS Eventim will provide full access to the Eventim LIVE network, ticketing platform,... Read more
Lana Del Rey Apologizes For Canceling European Shows
Popstar Lana Del Rey was forced to cancel a string of shows on her European Tour last-minute due to illness. The singer was slated to perform in support of her latest record, Norman F—ing Rockwell, kicking-off the string of shows yesterday, February 20 at the Resorts World Arena in... Read more
Elton John Postpones Additional Shows Following Pneumonia Diagnosis
Pop icon Elton John had to cancel two remaining shows in New Zealand following his pneumonia diagnosis. Earlier this week, he was forced to cut his show short in Auckland after he lost his voice and needed medical help onstage. He apologized to fans, noting that he was “incredibly... Read more
TWICE To Keep Performance Schedule Amid Coronavirus Concerns
K-pop group TWICE will go forward with their upcoming concerts as planned despite ongoing concerns over the coronavirus sweeping parts of Asia. The all-girl group’s TWICE World Tour Finale performances in Seoul will go on March 7 and 9 as scheduled. However, due to safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus,... Read more