UPDATE 3/12/2020 4:18 PM ET – Live Nation and AEG have announced they will pause large-scale tours domestically and internationally until April due to concerns around the spread of the coronavirus.
In a statement via Rolling Stone, the promoters, along with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), William Morris Endeavor (WME), Paradigm, and United Talent Agency (UTA), said the following: “The world’s leading forces in live entertainment have come together to form a global task force to drive strategic support and unified direction ensuring precautionary efforts and ongoing protocol are in the best interest of artists, fans, staff, and the global community. At this time, we collectively recommend large scale events through the end of March be postponed. 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.”
Before this announcement, many major festivals, including Coachella, had already been postponed due to coronavirus.
Live Nation plans to pause all domestic and international touring shows due to concerns around the spread of coronavirus.
Billboard reports Live Nation informed their employees that all tours will be paused through the end of March and that some shows will go on as scheduled today (March 12) and tomorrow (March 13.) Starting this weekend, all shows scheduled for the rest of March will be postponed.
Live Nation is expected to “re-evaluate” their tour production schedule in early April. Depending on the current state of COVID-19, touring would hopefully resume in May or June.
A number of artists and productions would be affected by the Live Nation pause including Billie Eilish, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, Cher, Kiss, Post Malone, Tool, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shania in Vegas, Chris Stapleton and more.