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Coronavirus Concerns Lead to Multiple Cancellations And Postponements

Written by Chief Editor.

Fears over the spread of the coronavirus have caused many acts to change their tour plans.

Entire legs of tours by Pearl Jam, Green Day, Whitesnake and others have been postponed. Bryan Adams was in the middle of touring, but has had shows scrapped.

Additionally, a Queen + Adam Lambert date in Paris was postponed.

The virus is also affecting the festival industry, with the entire South by Southwest Conference and Festivals, which included appearances by Ozzy Osbourne and Trent Reznor, canceled for the first time in its 34-year history. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival also pushed back its annual event six months.

And in New York, what was to be Billy Joel’s 120th overall performance at Madison Square Garden on March 19th was postponed, along with his subsequent April 10th gig.

Also bagged are two Farewell Yellow Brick Road concerts, on April 6 and 7, at MSG.

Broadway shows--including The Lion King--has suspended all performances through April 12 because of the pandemic, according to the Broadway League.

The move comes in "support of the health and well-being of the theatre going public, as well as those who work in the theatre industry," this national trade association said.
 
"Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of Broadway theatregoers and the thousands of people who work in the theatre industry every day, including actors, musicians, stagehands, ushers, and many other dedicated professionals," added Charlotte St. Martin, president of the Broadway League.
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