Relaxed Social Distancing Decreases Death Toll In Sweden
As much of the world navigates the coronavirus pandemic, Sweden took an unconventional approach in tackling COVID-19. The country never officially entered lockdown and has allowed schools, restaurants and most businesses to stay open as usual. Even crowded places like nightclubs have kept operations going with the extent of... Read more
Live Nation To Launch Drive-In Concert Tour In Denmark
As the live event industry is halted, Live Nation is moving towards an idea to allow socially-distant concerts: drive-in concert tours. The idea first came to fruition in Germany, where D.ive opened its theaters for concerts, family shows, a circus, and a wedding, promoted by BigCityBeats. Then, news broke in... Read more
Broadway May Not Reopen Until 2021, Producer Says
Broadway closed its doors in March and isn’t slated to reopen again until June. However, one producer suggests that the Great White Way may not open until next year. UK theater owner and producer Cameron Mackintosh suggested that venues in the U.K. and U.S. may not be able to... Read more
Coronavirus Study Finds Nicotine May Block Virus
The live event industry, among others, has been halted amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Researchers are looking at how the industry could resume to normal going forward and found a possible breakthrough.  Over the weekend, President Donald Trump suggested that injecting poisons may kill viruses in a semi-safe... Read more
Green Day Postpone Several European Tour Dates
A round of tour dates across Europe on Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy’s Hella Mega Tour have been postponed due to coronavirus concerns. The shows, across the U.K. and Europe, were supposed to kick-off on June 11 in Florence, Italy, followed by gigs across Europe before wrapping-up... Read more
Tour De France Latest Global Event Impacted By Virus
France’s Tour de France is the latest large-scale sporting event to be postponed due to coronavirus concerns. The tour was originally scheduled to take place from June 27 to July 19, however, French President Emmanuel Macron said that restrictions will remain in place throughout mid-July, and therefore, the tour... Read more
Chinese Pro Baseball Team To Resume With Faux Crowds
To ensure fan safety and resemble normalcy when their baseball season resumes, the Rakuten Monkeys are taking a creative approach. The Taiwanese team, which competes in the Chinese Professional Baseball League, will return to the diamond April 11 with hundreds of robotic mannequins in the stands. Some 500 faux... Read more
Virus Plateau Nearing In Hardest Hit Areas Across U.S.
While coronavirus has taken its toll on the globe over the past few weeks, the virus seems to be plateauing in some of the hardest-hit cities in the U.S. New York City announced a record death toll and hospitals are struggling to save thousands of lives, however, Governor Andrew... Read more
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Organizers Reveal Official Rescheduled Dates
Last week, the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games became the largest sporting event to be postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Now, organizers revealed rescheduled dates in 2021. The games will officially kick-off on July 23 and run through August 8, 2021. The Paralympics will follow on August... Read more
Madonna Cancels Upcoming Shows Due To Coronavirus Concerns
Madonna has cancelled numerous shows on her Madame X World Tour due to a knee injury, but now, her final shows have been called-off in Italy amid coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns. The final two gigs of the tour were slated to take place at Le Grand Rex in Paris on... Read more