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Concerts Postponed/Canceled Due To Coronavirus

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We will continue to update this list, so check back for more information on canceled shows.

The fear of the spread of the coronavirus has forced many artists to cancel or postpone upcoming tours. Here’s a list of shows affected so far: 

  • January 28th – X Ambassadors cancel two February shows in Shanghai and Chengdu.
  • February 13th – UK rapper Stormzy postpones his Asian tour, which was supposed to hit Japan, China and Korea from March 27th to 29th.
  • February 14th – Khalid postpones his Asian dates that were supposed to hit Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai and Bangalore between March 24th to April 14th.
  • February 25th – Rockers Testament, Exodus and Death Angel’s show at Trezzo Live Club in Milan, Italy is canceled.
  • February 26th – New Order cancel shows in Tokyo and Osaka.
  • February 27th – BTS cancel their four-date stint at Seoul, South Korea’s Jamsil Olympic Stadium, April 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th.
  • February 28th – Green Daypostpone their Asian tour, which was to hit Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Taipei, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan through March.
  • February 28th – Ben Harperand the Innocent Criminals cancel their March tour of Japan.
  • February 29th – Avril Lavignecancels the Asian leg of her “Head Above Water World Tour.”
  • March 1st – Set It Off cancel their Asian tour, as well as March dates opening for Jimmy Eat World in Manila and Singapore
  • March 2nd - Lacuna Coil cancel their tour of Asia and Australia.
  • March 2nd – The National cancel their March 17 and 18 shows in Tokyo.
  • March 3rd – Maluma postpones his March 7th concert in Milan to March 31st.
  • March 3rd – Mariah Careypostpones her March 10th concert in Honolulu, Hawaii until November.
  • March 3rd – Yungblud cancels his tour of South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Singapore.
  • March 4th – Ultra Music Festival Miami cancels their March 20th to 22nd weekend.
  • March 4th - Slipknotcancels their Asian tour, including Knotfest Japan scheduled for March 20th and 21st.
  • March 5th – Louis Tomlinsoncancelshis March 11th concert at Milan’s Fabrique following recommendations from the President of the Council of Ministers.
  • March 5th – Queen & Adam Lambert postpone their May 26th show at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris.
  • March 6th – Austin, Texas cancels the South By Southwest Festival, which was supposed to take place March 13th to 22nd. It’s the first time in the festival’s 34-year history that it’s been canceled.
  • March 7th- A pregnant Ciara postpones her March 19th performance new Fort Hood USO in Texas.
  • March 7th- Old Dominioncancel their appearance at Europe’s Country 2 Country Festival, which kicks off March 13th. The festival is still scheduled to hit Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, London, and Glasgow, with Eric Church, Darius Rucker, and Luke Combs with the Shires.
  • March 8th– Richard Marx reschedules his first European tour in nearly a decade, which was due to launch this spring.
  • March 9th – Madonnacancels the final two shows on her Madame X tour after France bans gatherings of more than 1,000 people.
  • March 9th - KISS cancel all meet-and-greets on their "End of the Road" tour.
  • March 9th - Pearl Jam postpone the first leg of their "Gigaton" tour, which was to kick off March 18th in Toronto.
  • March 10th - Miley Cyrus cancels her appearance at an Australian brushfire benefit. The “World Tour Bushfire Relief” benefit concert was set to take place March 13th in Melbourne and feature Lil Nas X, the Veronicas and more, but was completely called off after Miley's cancelation.
  • March 10th - Santana cancels theEuropean leg of the “Miraculous 2020 World Tour,” which was set to kick off March 14th in Bologna, Italy.
  • March 10th - Zac Brown Bandannounces they are pressing pause on their “Owl Tour,” which kicked off on February 28th.
  • March 10th - Promoters Goldenvoice announce both the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals will be moved to the fall. Coachella will now take place the weekends of October 9th to 11th and October 16th to 18th 2020, while the country-focused Stagecoach Festival is being moved to October 23rd to 26th.
  • March 10th - Pentatonixpostpone their upcoming European dates, which was to kick off March 16th in Warsaw, Poland.
  • March 10th - Hole postpones their reunion scheduled to happen at this weekend's "Bans Off My Body" benefit concert.

Coachella & Stagecoach Officially Postponed Until Fall

Goldenvoice, the promoters behind both the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals was considering moving both shows due to the coronavirus. Well, now it’s official.

Coachella, which was supposed to take place April 10th to 12th, and April 17th to 19th at Empire Polo Club in Indio, California, is being moved to the weekends of October 9th to 11th and October 16th to 18th 2020. Meanwhile, the country-focused Stagecoach Festival, which was to take place at the same venue from April 24th to 26th, is now being moved to October 23rd to 26th.

“At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns,” read a statement posted to social media “While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.”

  • The statement does not mention whether all the acts booked for the spring dates will be back for the fall shows. Coahella was to feature headliners Frank Ocean, Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott, while Stagecoach was to feature headliners CarrieUnderwood, Eric Church and Thomas Rhett.
  • Those who bought tickets to either festival will be eligible for a refund. Information on that is expected Friday.

Shania Twain is no longer worrying about getting older. The 54-year-old admits in an interview with the LadyGang podcast that she’s accepted that she can’t fight time.

“For me personally, I'm sure it's very different for everybody, but I just started with time,” she says. “Stepping out of battles that I couldn't win. I mean, you know, ageing is a battle you can't win.” She adds, “'That battle and the focus and energy it takes, is taking up too much space! In my life, my emotional state, my mental state.”

Shania says she has too many other things to be concerning herself with including writing songs. “'I want to fantasize and enjoy what I do have and just, like, forget about the stuff I can't change, or that I can't have,” she explains. “So, I think it's a waste of time and energy to worry about trying to slow my aging process down.”

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