Two of the biggest events companies in the world postponed all of their major concert tours yesterday because of the coronavirus.
AEG and Live Nation are both cancelling their events until at least April. It's not clear when they'll be rescheduled, or what they're doing about refunds yet.
CEO Michael Rapino told the"New York Times", quote, "This is a unique time. Everyone has to figure out how the show goes on, and how it goes on smartly and safely." They're also making all their employees work remotely for now.
They released a joint statement with various talent agencies, saying they've formed a, quote, "global task force" for live entertainment. And that they're looking out for the "best interest of artists, fans, staff, and the global community."
Some small-scale events might still happen. And a few major artists have shows tonight. But after that, their tours are postponed indefinitely.
A few of the tours affected by the virus include Billie Eilish. . .Cher. . .KISS. . .Post Malone. . .The Who. . .Lynyrd Skynyrd. . .Michael Bublé. . .Miley Cyrus. . .Pearl Jam. . .Green Day. . .Tool. . .Jason Aldean. . .Zac Brown Band. . . and Chris Stapleton.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony set for May 2nd in Cleveland has also been postponed.