Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2021 Induction Ceremony Date

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The 2021 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony will return to Cleveland on Oct. 30, 2021, setting up shop at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse for the first time.

The 36th annual celebration of inductees will take place in the former Quicken Loans Arena after a $185 million floor-to-ceiling overhaul to the home of the Cleveland Cavaliers that the release notes will prioritize "health and safety and offers increased space and flexibility to host the Induction Ceremony in Cleveland as part of a multi-year partnership."

This year's diverse class of nominees includes Mary J. Blige, Kate Bush, Devo, Foo Fighters, The Go-Go's, Iron Maiden, Jay-Z, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Rage Against the Machine, Todd Rundgren, Tina Turner and Dionne Warwick. Fans can vote for their favorite nominees through April 30 here, with the top five artists, as selected by the public, comprising a “fans’ ballot” that will be tallied along with the other ballots to select the 2021 inductees.

The names of the inductees will be announced in May.

The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony honored Whitney HoustonThe Notorious B.I.G.Depeche ModeThe Doobie BrothersNine Inch Nails, T. Rex, and Ahmet Ertegun Award honorees John Landau and Irving Azoff in a produced HBO special that aired in November. The program was held in place of the planned May 2, 2020, event at Cleveland's Public Hall that was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Over the past three decades, the RRHOF ceremony has bounced back and forth between New York and the site of the museum in Cleveland.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Announces 2021 Nominees | Billboard News