It looks like nobody in America will be enjoying any concerts in the coming weeks thanks to the spread of the coronavirus. Concert promoters Live Nation and AEG have recomended pausing all tours, both domestically and internationally, through the end of the month due to the threat.
"At this time, we collectively recommend large scale events through the end of March be postponed," a joint statement from both promoters reads. "We continue to support that small scale events follow guidance set by their local government officials. We feel fortunate to have the flexibility to reschedule concerts, festivals, and live events as needed, and look forward to connecting fans with all their favorite artists and live entertainment soon."
A global task force of concert industry leaders formed last week signed the statement. Those leaders include Live Nation chief executive and president Michael Rapino, AEG president and chief executive Dan Beckerman and more.
Halsey recently told that after this year she planned to take some time off of touring, and now she’s explaining why.
During her “Manic” concert in Dublin she told fans she needed a break so she could do some “growing up.” She said that fans have watched her grow up and make a lot of mistakes, including dating the wrong people.
“But something's started happening where you guys have started to grow up faster than I was," she shared. "And I'm supposed to be the one who writes the songs that help you and stops you from making mistakes. But how can I do that if you're growing up faster than me?"
She explained, “So, that's why I'm taking this break. So that I can go away and I can do a little bit of growing up and come back and write you the best album you've ever heard.”
Taylor Swift’s March Madness show canceled: Since the NCAA has canceled the college basketball tournament out of concerns over the coronavirus, events connected to it have been canceled, including Taylor Swift’s March Madness show. Taylor was supposed to headline the March Madness Music Festival at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park during the Men's Final Four weekend