It seems like the world is at a standstill with tours, concerts and sporting events canceled or postponed worldwide due to the coronavirus outbreak.
On March 11, the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic, with almost 125,000 cases reported across 118 countries.
Billboard has compiled an ongoing list of Latin artists who are postponing concerts and tours due to the outbreak.
June 13 – Alejandro Sanz’s 2020 #LaGira Tour in Spain has been postponed and rescheduled with new dates in 2021. On Instagram, the Spanish crooner shared the new dates and expressed the following: “The first thing for me is your safety and I want that when we return to a concert, we can go with all the tranquility in the world, that we can be together and enjoy music as we always have. The tickets purchased will be valid for the new dates. I ask for your patience and I promise you some shows that you will never forget.”
May 30 – CNCO’s Press Start Tour was set to kick off May 30 in Puerto Rico; however, the Latin boy band announced this week that they are “sad to not be on the road right now” and that they never want to cancel on their fans. “We want everyone to continue staying safe and healthy, continue practicing social distancing, and working together to get through this,” an official statement reads. In the meantime, the group said they are working to reschedule their tour for 2021. Read the full message below.
May 18 – The Selena XXV-Veinticinco Años tribute concert, which had a confirmed lineup of Pitbull, Los Tucanes de Tijuana, A.B. Quintanilla III & Los Kumbia Allstarz, and Becky G, to name a few, has been canceled. “After carefully reviewing all the options during these challenging times, the decision has been made to cancel the Selena XXV Tribute Concert,” Suzette Quintanilla, CEO/President of Q Productions said in a statement.
“This decision did not come easy. The future is unpredictable and we feel we cannot responsibly create an event of this magnitude for the fans. Thank you all for understanding. We would like to thank all the first responders and essential workers who have worked so hard for all of us. Let’s make sure we’re all doing our part to help keep our fellow neighbors safe during this time.” For refunds, purchasers should visit ticketmaster.com or the original point of purchase.
April 3 – Raymix‘s four concerts scheduled for this month in Mexico have been postponed. New dates will be announced soon.
March 23 – Los Ángeles Azules postponed all April dates of their Todos Somos Cumbia U.S. Tour 2020. The group announced via press release that, “the safety of the public is a very important matter and respecting the recommendations of US authorities, we have decided to move all April shows (Dallas, San Antonio, Hidalgo, Austin, Milwaukee, Chicago, and Indianapolis) to later on in the months of September and October. Shows that have been affected will take place at their original venues and tickets already purchased will be valid for the new date.”
March 21 – Zion & Lennox postponed their ICONIC TWENTY20 Tour due to the current state of emergency and global pandemic. “Rest assured that we are diligently working to coordinate new dates so we can soon give you guys an unforgettable show! Tickets purchased will be honored for the new dates. Stay tuned and as soon as we have those we will announce. Thank you to all our fans for understanding these extreme circumstances in which we are currently living. In the meantime, we urge you to do your part, protect yourselves and stay home,” the duo said in a press release.
March 17 – Gloria Trevi postponed her tour in the U.S. and Latin America scheduled to take place in March and April. According to a press release, more information on new dates will soon be shared.
Carlos Vives announced that he is postponing his upcoming concerts at El Salvador and Panamá. “We invite fans to follow recommendations established by health experts and collaborate with elected officials,” read a press release.
Amid the coronavirus global pandemic, the annual Feria Nacional De San Marcos Aguascalientes, Mexico has postponed all events. Organizers of the fair, scheduled to take place from April 17-May 10, said in a press release: “For us, the health of our community, staff, artists and vendors are above everything else which is why will join the efforts to stop the virus from spreading and help save lives.”
Julión Álvarez postponed all his shows scheduled for the months of March and April, he announced in a press release. “It’s important to stay safe and follow all recommendations given by health and medical experts,” he said in the release.
March 16 – Zoé has postponed their upcoming March shows in Mexico including Monterrey, Puebla and Querétaro. “You are all the most important thing for Zoé,” the band tweeted. “And that’s why we have made that decision. Sorry for any inconvenience this has caused.”
Aventura announced new dates for shows at Radio City Music Hall in New York originally scheduled to take place in March. The shows will now take place in July. See dates below:
March 13 – Ricky Martin will pause his “Movimiento” tour and announced he via press release that he is postponing upcoming shows in Mexico during the months of March and April. New dates will be announced soon, according to the press release.
Gerardo Ortiz postponed his events during the weekend of March 20 including concerts in Houston (March 21) and San Antonio (March 22). “The safety and health of our fans, team and community are very important to us and therefore we have decided to take such actions,” read a press release sent by Ortiz’s team.
Ivy Queen announced the postponement of her Raíz No Rama tour in the U.S. In a press release, the reggaetón queen explains her decision. “I, more than anyone, suffer with this because my intention was to get everyone to dance and sing in every city. Now, we must take care of each other … We will see each other again soon because music is a powerful language that can never be silenced.”
Soda Estéreo‘s Gracias Totales Tour in the U.S. has been postponed amid COVID-19 concerns, according to a press release. “While this decision comes at a time of global uncertainty, we take the safety and health of artists, the fans, staff and community very seriously. New dates will be announced in the coming days and tickets for the original dates will be honored.” Affected cities include New York, Los Angeles, Miami and Houston.
March 12 – Banda MS postponed their March 14 concert in San Antonio and has officially been rescheduled for Aug. 29 at the Freeman Coliseum.
Jorge Drexler announced via press release the new date of his March 13 concert in Miami. The new date is Aug. 14 at the Arsht Center and will be postponing his tour throughout the U.S. with new dates to be announced soon. “This decision comes during uncertainty, we are taking everything very seriously including the health of the artists, fans, staff and the community,” reads the press release.
La Adictiva postponed their March 13 concert in El Salvador. The stop was part of their 30th anniversary tour.
Aventura took to social media to inform their fans in Miami about the postponement of their show Thursday night (March 12).” After the recent announcement from the Miami mayor, Aventura’s sold-out concert tonight at American Airlines has been postponed,” frontman Romeo Santos posted on his social media. “Thank you for understanding, we will be working to secure a new date. Tickets will be honored for the new date.” Miami-Dade Mayor Carlos Gimenez declared a state of emergency Wednesday night and would use his authority to cancel large events. In the caption, Santos wrote: “Please, take all precautionary measures to avoid the spread of the virus.”
Additionally, Spanish Broadcasting System has postponed all concerts and special events in Puerto Rico. According to Sixto Pabón, vice president of operations at SBS Puerto Rico, “we continue to strengthen our strategies and we are cooperating with all the information necessary to mitigate the effects that these situations can have.”
Maluma postponed his 11:11 World Tour in Europe due to the coronavirus. The Colombian singer posted on Instagram, “Attention. The #1111 Europe Tour has been postponed. I will update you with information regarding the new dates as soon as possible. See you soon.”
In Argentina, a number of Latin artists such as Cazzu, Chayanne and Karol G have postponed shows due to coronavirus in the city of Buenos Aires. Karol G was scheduled to perform at Luna Park Stadium March 13, Cazzu at Luna Park on March 14 and Chayanne at Movistar Arena March 21. And Soda Estéreo at Campo Argentino de Polo March 21-22. The head of the Buenos Aires city Government, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, and the Minister of Health of the City, Fernán Quirós, announced during a press conference the cancellation of the massive shows to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). Starting today (March 12), all massive shows to be held in the City of Buenos Aires are suspended.
Menudo has also canceled the Súbete a mi Moto tour stop in Miami. The show was scheduled to take place March 14 and a new date will be announced soon. “Our health is first. It is important that we follow instructions given to us to prevent the spread … We love you.”
March 10 – BMI postponed their Latin Awards scheduled to take place March 31 in Los Angeles over health and safety concerns. According to a press release issued by BMI: “We plan to reschedule the Latin Awards at a later date and look forward to honoring Wisin y Yandel with our President’s Award and celebrating our talented family of Latin music creators. BMI will continue to evaluate all upcoming events on a case-by-case basis.”
March 9 – Marc Anthony and Henry Cardenas’ Maestro Cares Gala postponed over the spread of the virus. A statement from Maestro Cares reads, “After careful deliberation, given the risks posed by Coronavirus, along with the recently declared state of emergency by State of New York, we have made the difficult, but necessary, decision to postpone our upcoming Maestro Cares Foundation Gala. Our primary focus is the health and safety of our guests, honorees, partners, community and team. We are looking to reschedule, and are working on potential dates. We will circle back with you as soon as we have further information.”