Coronavirus: The latest events canceled or postponed in the world of music
Tours and music festivals continue to be canceled or postponed indefinitely, as the rapid spread of the COVID-19 pandemic pushes governments to announce more rigorous measures to shut down their countries.
As more than 80,000 people have tested positive for the virus in the United States, BTS has announced that they were rescheduling the upcoming North American dates for their “Map of the Soul” tour.
The trek was originally scheduled to kick off on April 25 in Santa Clara, California, before winding through Dallas, Orlando, Atlanta, New Jersey, Washington DC, Toronto and Chicago.
— BTS_official (@bts_bighit) March 27, 2020
Camila Cabello has also postponed her “Romance” tour, promising fans that she will hit the road “when it’s safe and this all passes.”
The American singer-songwriter still has to announce rescheduled dates for her tour.
— camila (@Camila_Cabello) March 24, 2020
Metallica is rescheduling its April tour dates in reaction to the spreading coronavirus. The heavy metal icons were scheduled to perform in Chile, Argentina and Brazil throughout the month of April, but have decided to move the six-date trek to December.
The band has also canceled its appearances at the Danny Wimmer Presents spring festivals due to its cancellation, but confirmed that the band is still scheduled to play Louder Than Life in September.
Harry Styles and Bon Iver have both rescheduled their respective European tours to 2021, as the global COVID-19 pandemic pushes European countries to shut borders across the continent.
Anyone who knows me, knows that performing has always been my favorite part of working in music.
However, during times like these, the safety and protection of touring crew, fans, and everyone else around the world is an immediate priority. pic.twitter.com/RgRPP17rb6
— Harry Styles. (@Harry_Styles) March 25, 2020
“Anyone who knows me, knows that performing has always been my favorite part of working in music. However, during times like these, the safety and protection of touring crew, fans, and everyone else around the world is an immediate priority,” Styles wrote in his announcement tweets.
Meanwhile, several music festivals have also been canceled in recent days. Among them are Mountain Jam, Isle of Wight Festival, Firefly Music Festival, The Great Escape Festival, Download Festival and the Governors Ball.
In addition, the 2020 edition of International Jazz Day will not take place as scheduled in the last week of April in Cape Town and other cities across South Africa.
Organizers have mentioned that the jazz fest could continue as a free livestream worldwide, without sharing additional details. CL /ra
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