Concerts and music festivals might be one of the last things to return in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, but live event organizers already have plans to hit the road in 2021 because as they say in the showbiz, the show must go on.
Billboard has compiled an ongoing list of major concerts and festivals that have been rescheduled for 2021 due to the outbreak.
Rescheduled Shows in January
Jan. 28: The SWANS shifted their North American tour dates to January and February. Tickets for the new shows can be found here.
Rescheduled Shows in March
March 5: The Who postponed its U.K. tour to March. See the new tour dates here.
March 12-14: The C2C: Country to Country Festival in London, Dublin and Glasgow ships in its originally scheduled headliners Luke Combs, Darius Rucker and Eric Church for the 2021 edition.
March 17: Shawn Colvin’s 30th-anniversary shows for Steady On will carry on throughout 2021, beginning in March and ending on Jan, 22, 2022. See when all six shows will be happening on her website.
March 19: Céline Dion postponed the European dates for her Courage World Tour, which kicks off with six nearly back-to-back shows in Paris from March 19-27 (excluding the March 25). “Céline Dion Courage World Tour to resume in 2021! Rescheduled show dates announced for Europe, who’s going to be there ?” she announced on Twitter in June. See all the 2021 tour dates on her website.
Rescheduled Shows in April
April 21: Chris Stapleton will hit the road again with his All-American Road Show in April all the way through November, according to his website.
Rescheduled Shows in May
May 3: Queen and Adam Lambert will kick off the European leg of their Rhapsody Tour in May, which runs through July, according to Queen’s website.
May 12-15: U.K. festival The Great Escape locked down new dates in May for its belated 15th-anniversary celebration boasting more than 400 performers, according to the event’s website.
May 29: Jack Antonoff announced that his Shadow of the City festival in Ashbury Park, N.J., has been rescheduled for May. “love you and hang in there and jesus christ when SOTC happens in 2021 i’m literally going to explode into flames on stage…..” Antonoff announced on the event’s website.
Rescheduled Shows in June
June 1: Ringo Starr’s All Starr Band comes back together in June with The Avett Brothers tagging along for a few of the new shows, according to the act’s Ticketmaster page.
June 2: Justin Bieber’s world tour has been rescheduled for summer, starting on June 2, 2021, and ending on Aug. 15. “I can’t wait to get out there and connect with my fans on this tour,” Bieber said in a statement. “We’ve been through so much this year. More than ever, we’ve come to understand how much we need each other, and how meaningful these moments can really be.” He added 19 new American and Canadian dates, and $1 from those ticket purchases will benefit the Bieber Foundation, which is committed to supporting mental health awareness. See all the tour dates on his website.
June 2-6: Primavera Sound has been rescheduled to 2021, with The Jesus and Mary Chain, Tame Impala, Massive Attack, Pavement, The Strokes, The National, Beck, Tyler, the Creator, Gorillaz, Bad Bunny and more set to perform.
June 3: Rage Against The Machine rescheduled its Public Service Announcement reunion tour dates with Run the Jewels, starting in June and concluding in August. See the full list of tour dates here.
Lionel Richie rescheduled his European tour beginning in June and wrapping in August. See the full list of the new tour dates here.
June 4-6: The U.K.’s Download Festival has rescheduled to 2021, with Kiss, Biffy Clyro and System of a Down set to headline.
June 8: The Foo Fighters moved their European tour dates slated for June and July 2020 a full calendar year back. One North American show has been announced: July 30 in Montreal. See the band’s website for the complete list of tour dates.
June 9: Green Day’s Hella Mega world tour with Fall Out Boy and Weezer kicks off in June in Vienna before kicking off the North American leg on July 14 in Seattle, ending Aug. 25 in Commerce City, Colo. Check out the new dates on the Hella Mega website.
June 10: The 51st Annual Songwriters Hall of Fame induction ceremony comes back a full year later to honor Mariah Carey, Steve Miller, Rick Nowels, William “Mickey” Stevenson and the individual members of three ensembles — Annie Lennox/Dave Stewart (Eurythmics); Chad Hugo/Pharrell Williams (The Neptunes); and Ernie Isley/Marvin Isley/O’Kelly Isley/Ronald Isley/Rudolph Isley/Chris Jasper (The Isley Brothers). “As we are moving the entire 2020 class, there will not be an election this year to add any additional inductees,” Linda Moran, the SHOF president and CEO, clarified to Billboard.
June 12: The Weeknd postponed The After Hours Tour, featuring special guests Sabrina Claudio, Don Toliver and Black Atlass, kicks off its North American leg in Vancouver, Canada, before making its way overseas and wrapping in Berlin on Nov. 11. See the tour dates on his website.
June 23: Andrew Bird and Calexico and Iron & Wine moved their Great Summer Stroll Tour to June 2021, “with the exception of the Kingston, Buffalo and Toronto shows, which have been cancelled,” according to an Instagram statement. Thus far, only one date — in Morrison, Colo., has been announced.
Rescheduled Shows in July
July 2-4: Ireland’s Longitude 2020 festival returns in July, according to the event’s website. Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Rocky and Tyler, The Creator were set to headline, and it remains unclear if they will also return for the 2021 festivities.
July 7: Disturbed pushed its 2020 summer tour celebrating The Sickness‘s 20th anniversary to summer 2021. There are currently only a handful of dates, with shows kicking off in West Palm Beach, Fla. See the band’s website for the full list of dates.
July 7-10: Lisbon festival NOS Alive has announced part of its lineup for 2021. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Angel Olsen, Fontaines D.C., Alt-J, Caribou and Two Door Cinema Club are all set to perform.
July 7-11: The Mad Cool 2021 lineup features Twenty One Pilots, The Killers, Mumford & Sons, Deftones, Placebo, Pixies and many more. Learn more about the rescheduled Madrid festival here.
July 9: Michael Bublé is hitting the road again for a world tour beginning in the summer. See the dates and get tickets here.
July 9-11: The Dutch WOO HAH! festival, which originally planned on featuring Kendrick Lamar, A$AP Ferg, Lil Tecca, DaBaby, Ski Mask the Slump God and more rappers, moved back an entire year to July. It remains unclear whether these artists will stay on the lineup.
July 10: Guns N’ Roses rescheduled its 2020 North American tour to kick off in Milwaukee in July, and wrapping Aug. 19 in L.A. See the band’s website for complete dates.
July 16: Matchbox Twenty rescheduled its major arena/amphitheater summer tour to 2021, running from July with its first show at Uncasville’s Mohegan Sun Arena to October with its final tour stop at Los Angeles’ Hollywood Bowl. Check the rescheduled tour dates here.
July 17: The Doobie Brothers have rescheduled their 50th Anniversary Tour. The run will now kick off on July 17, 2021 in West Palm Beach, Fla.
July 22-25: The U.K. festival WOMAD returns a year later than expected, according to festival co-founder Peter Gabriel’s updates on the website. “Many of the artists have already offered, or agreed, to play for us next year and we will now put our energies into making a great WOMAD 2021,” he wrote.
July 25: Lady Gaga has announced that the Chromatica Ball is officially moving to Summer 2021. See the new dates here.
Rescheduled Shows in August
Aug. 5: International drag performer Violet Chachki will kick off her postponed A Lot More Me North American Tour in early August, and ending on the 29th. Tickets for the new shows can be found here.
Aug. 11: Bon Iver hits the road again in August, beginning with a show in Oslo, and ending in Lisbon on Nov. 18. See the tour dates on the website.
Aug. 14: Harry Styles announced his North American dates for the Love On Tour will resume in August before wrapping up at the end of October, again with his special guest Jenny Lewis. But this time around, he plans on throwing a Harryween Fancy Dress Party from Oct. 30-31 in New York City’s Madison Square Garden featuring special guests Orville Peck and Madison Cunningham. Check the rescheduled tour dates here.
Aug. 16: Celine Dion’s Courage world tour arrives in North America in August, beginning with a show in Winnipeg, Canada, and ending in Pittsburgh on Sept. 24. See all the 2021 tour dates on her website.
Aug. 18: The U.S. leg of Kiss’s End of the Road Tour will resume on Aug. 18 in Mansfield, Mass. See the full list of rescheduled dates here.
Aug. 20-22: Psycho Las Vegas will now take place from Aug. 20-22 at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. Danzig, Mercyful Fate, and Emperor, who were set to headline the 2020 fest, will now headline the 2021 edition. The Flaming Lips, Blue Öyster Cult, Down, Mayhem, Satyricon, Obituary, Warpaint, Blonde Redhead, Katatonia, Amigo the Devil, Thursday, Pig Destroyer, Watain, Poison the Well, and more are also set to perform.
Aug. 26-29: The iconic British festival Creamfields 2020 rescheduled to 2021’s August Bank Holiday weekend. Martin Garrix, Tiesto, deadmau5 and more artists already agreed to return for the festival’s new dates.
Rescheduled Shows in September
Sept. 2: Bikini Kill rescheduled the 2021 tour of North America for Sept. 2 through Nov. 20. The band kicks off the road trip with two nights in Olympia, Wash., before wrapping up in Birmingham, Ala. Ahead of the North American tour, Bikini Kill will play one show in Oakland, Calif., on July 10, and will be touring Europe May through July. Check out their website for the complete list of dates and ticket information.
Sept. 14: Aerosmith’s 50th anniversary show at Fenway has been pushed to 2021. Check out the update here.
Sept. 24-26: New York City’s annual Governors Ball, which usually takes place in June, was rescheduled for a little later in the year so that it is “more realistic and safer for all,” per a statement from organizers. A lineup has not yet been announced. Check the website for additional details.
Rescheduled Shows in October
Oct. 7-10: Aftershock Festival was pushed back one calendar year from Oct. 9-11, 2020 to Oct. 7-10, 2021, but a fourth extra night (that’s on the house for 2020 ticketholders who don’t defer) and headliners Metallica and My Chemical Romance will make the massive West Coast rock festival worth the wait. “We, the artists, and Sacramento County all thought we had a shot at being the first post-COVID festival to happen. That really would have been incredible. We waited as long as we could but, unfortunately, the recent spike of cases now requires that we reschedule this year’s sold-out Aftershock to 2021,” a statement from music festival production and promotion company Danny Wimmer Presents read.
Rescheduled Shows in 2022
Elton John is continuing on the Yellow Brick Road! The icon announced on Wednesday (Sept. 23) his list of rescheduled North American dates for his global farewell tour months after they were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
April 7-9: Josh Groban rescheduled the remaining dates of his Radio City Music Hall residency to 2022. Check his website for tickets.
Shows With Exact Dates TBA
Jacob Collier, whose 10 week 2020 tour had to be postponed due to COVID-19, announced Sept. 1 that he’ll be playing 91 shows around the world. Rather than offer solid 2021 dates, the artist is giving fans the opportunity to reserve tickets for the upcoming shows now on his website. Fans do not have to pay for tickets until dates are announced and they confirm their attendance.