Justin Bieber Downsizes Select Tour Dates From Stadium Gigs To Arenas
Pop artist Justin Bieber was forced to downsize a handful of dates on his upcoming tour from stadium shows to arenas due to “unforeseen circumstances.” The star is heading out on a 45-date tour this May in support of his forthcoming record, Changes. The trek is supposed to make... Read more
Fuller: Canary In The Coal Mine? Is Coachella Our First Look At How Fans Balance Fear Against Fun?
By: Eric Fuller In the time of Coronavirus how will the Coachella music festival perform? Will it be canceled, poorly attended or thrive? This is a 3-day event for 125,000 people per day to wander back and forth across the Eldorado Polo Club’s fields between seven stages. With 125,000... Read more
Mariah Carey Postpones Hawaii Concert Over Travel Concerns
Popstar Mariah Carey had to postpone an upcoming concert in Hawaii this month amid travel concerns due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The concert was scheduled to take place on March 10 at the Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu. Promoter Rick Bartalini said in a statement that he... Read more
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
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