CMT To Present Virtual Concert Benefitting Front Line Workers
Country music’s biggest stars will unite for a worthy cause this week. CMT and Feed the Front Line will showcase a multi-hour virtual concert to benefit those working on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Feed the Front Line Live, Presented by CMT” will feature performances from country... Read more
Health Department Approves Plan For Rescheduled Arkansas Concert
An Arkansas concert venue has been approved to hold one of the country’s first post-lockdown shows after the event was initially shut down by the state. TempleLive has been granted approval from the Arkansas Department of Health to hold a Travis McCready concert on Monday, May 18. The show... Read more
Keith Urban Performs Drive-In Concert For Front Line Workers
Keith Urban had a treat Thursday night for those working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic. The country star played an exclusive concert for about 200 healthcare workers from Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center at a nearby drive-in movie theater. The show lasted over an hour in... Read more
Maren Morris Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates
Maren Morris is making fans RSVP to new tour dates. The singer announced Thursday that her latest outing, dubbed RSVP: The Tour, will not take place as planned this year but instead launch next spring due to the coronavirus. Morris shared on social media a heartfelt post that had... Read more
Venue Postpones Socially-Distanced Concert Following Legal Action
TempleLive, the Arkansas concert venue that scheduled a post-lockdown show for tonight, has now called off the gig following pushback from the governor and health officials. The planned concert featuring Bishop Gunn frontman Travis McCready made headlines for the strict safety measures put in place by the venue, including... Read more
Kenny Chesney Further Postpones Chillaxification Tour
Kenny Chesney has once again postponed his Chillaxification Tour, this time shifting the dates to 2021 amid the coronavirus pandemic. The country star announced Thursday that his scheduled summer tour – which was initially set to launch in April and then postponed until May 30 – will no longer... Read more
The Chainsmokers To Host Virtual SiriusXM DisDance Festival
EDM duo The Chainsmokers will host the first-ever virtual DisDance Festival this month via SiriusXM. The virtual event will take place over three-days starting on Friday, May 22 and running through Sunday, May 24 on SiriusXM’s BPM channel. Throughout the show, fans can listen to DJ sets from EDM... Read more
Industry Group Calls To End Moshing, Crowd Surfing When Gigs Return
Concerts might slowly be returning to the live event industry this summer – whether that be drive-in tours or socially-distant crowds – yet, one industry group is urging for crowd surfing and moshing to be banned. Steven Adelman and Jacob Worek of Event Safety Alliance published a 29-page guideline... Read more
Arkansas Concert To Receive Cease And Desist Order
Arkansas’ TempleLive is about to be hit with a cease and desist order over a concert scheduled this week, Governor Asa Hutchinson announced. The venue was slated to host a show featuring Travis McCready of Bishop Gunn on Friday, May 15 but the concert’s date fell days before the... Read more
Dave Grohl Pens Essay Citing The Importance of Concerts
While the Foo Fighters frontman may not be singing to fans on stage right now, Dave Grohl took his writing skills to a different avenue — by penning an essay regarding the importance of the concert industry to The Atlantic.  The piece, titled “The Day the Live Concert Returns,”... Read more