Theater Experts Launch Think Tank Focused On Reopening Strategies
Multiple theater executives gathered together to form a “think tank,” helping others throughout the industry move forward amid the coronavirus pandemic. The think tank, formed by producer and publicist Matt Ross, is composed of three dozen theatermakers across all disciplines, as well as a team of epidemiologists from the... Read more
Motley Crue Announce Rescheduled Dates For The Stadium Tour
Motley Crue’s highly-anticipated Stadium Tour, featuring Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett, has been rescheduled to summer 2021. After weeks of speculation, the rockers announced earlier this month that their forthcoming tour would be postponed amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. While the trek was originally scheduled to kick-off this... Read more
Canadian Performing Arts Venues Hit With More Layoffs
TO Live, the Canadian agency that operates various arts venues, announced multiple layoffs amid widespread cancellations due to the coronavirus pandemic. Already, 480 unionized, part-time, and casual staff employees were laid off or placed on temporary leave, and now, an addition 115 full-time positions have been affected, according to... Read more
Eventbrite Launches COVID-19 ‘Safety Playbook For Events’
As the live event industry starts to build itself back up amid the coronavirus pandemic, Eventbrite has launched an actionable playbook to help creators move forward following widespread cancellations. The guide, dubbed COVID-19 Safety Playbook, was developed by top risk management and health experts, giving guidance regarding new safety... Read more
Virus-Free New Zealand Welcomes Fans Back Into Sports Stadiums
While countries across the world are still under strict lockdowns amid the global coronavirus pandemic, New Zealand residents had the chance to enjoy a mask-free rugby tournament. On Saturday, more than 20,000 fans flooded Forsyth Barr Stadium in Dunedin to watch the Super Rugby game between the Otago Highlanders... Read more
Completed Soccer Stadium Dedicated To Healthcare Workers
A newly-constructed soccer stadium is preparing to open with frontline workers in mind. Qatar’s Education City Stadium was revealed this week in a virtual presentation that saw its opening dedicated to healthcare workers battling the COVID-19 pandemic. The 40,000-seat stadium is the third soccer venue to be completed as... Read more
Riot Fest Announces Dates, Lineup For 2021 Edition
Chicago’s Riot Fest has been called-off amid the coronavirus pandemic, though festivalgoers can look forward to a 2021 edition of the event with some of the same headliners. Originally, the event was slated to run from September 11-13 in Douglas Park, but out of safety concerns, organizers had to... Read more
My Chemical Romance Postpone Reunion Tour Until 2021
My Chemical Romance fans were shocked when the group announced their reunion last Halloween, but now, they’ll have to wait a little longer to see the band in concert again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The emo powerhouse was slated to return to venues for their first tour in... Read more
Majority Of Fans Ready To Return To Live Events, Survey Finds
A new survey shows that despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, a majority of fans are willing to return to live events with certain social distancing protocols in place. According to the Atlanta-based mobile ticketing app Experience, the study showed that nearly 55% of fans are ready to return to... Read more
Railbird Festival Cancels 2020 Edition Due To Pandemic
Kentucky’s Railbird Music Festival has been officially called-off amid the coronavirus pandemic. Originally, the country-alternative festival was slated to take over the Keeneland Race Course in Lexington from August 22 to 23, though out of “circumstances beyond our control,” organizers had to cancel this year’s edition. “The health and... Read more