As coronavirus concerns continue to rise, Live Nation announced on Thursday morning (March 12) it is recognizing large gatherings around the world are being canceled and the company will be postponing current touring arena shows through the end of the month.
A few shows will play over the next few days, but the remainder of the concerts will be postponed, Billboard has learned. A company executive told employees that Live Nation will re-evaluate the situation at the beginning of April with the goal of resuming tours in May or June.
Though Live Nation hosts hundreds of tours, we’ve narrowed down some of the biggest acts that will be affected by the recent update. See them below.
The 18-year-old superstar’s Where Do We Go? tour kicked off just this week, and is performing in Raleigh, North Carolina on Thursday night (March 12). Her North American leg was scheduled to stretch all the way through April 11, when it would wrap in Vancouver, British Columbia.
The country took to Twitter to announce the postponement of the last weekend of his Aldean’s We Back tour. “We were looking forward to going out on a high note this weekend,” he explained.
— Jason Aldean (@Jason_Aldean) March 12, 2020
Zac Brown Band
Earlier this week, Zac Brown Band announced they will be postponing their The Owl tour. “This was an extremely difficult decision, but the well-being of our fans is always our top priority,” they wrote.
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Out of caution and due to increasing public health concerns, Zac Brown Band is postponing the spring 2020 leg of “The Owl Tour.” This was an extremely difficult decision, but the well-being of our fans is always our top priority. Rescheduled dates for all spring shows (through Nashville on April 25) will be announced soon. We ask that our fans retain their tickets as they will be honored on the new dates. At this time, our “Roar With The Lions” Summer 2020 tour dates (commencing in May) will be performed as planned. Thank you for your understanding.
“I’m heartbroken, but the health of my fans and my touring family comes first,” Cher said in a statement announcing that her Here We Go Again tour is postponed to the fall. “The shows have been really special but nothing is more important than everybody’s safety. I’m excited to see everyone when we’re back out on the road.”
Similar to Aldean, Kiss only have three shows left of their Spring 2020 United States tour, including dates at Tulsa, Oklahoma’s BOK Center, Lafayette, Louisiana’s Cajundome and Mississippi’s Mississippi Coast Coliseum.
Though the singer has yet to make a formal announcement about his tour, Posty’s North American gig is scheduled for a show in Denver, Colorado tonight, with performances set through March 21, when the tour wraps up in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Tool’s March dates include performances in Oregon, Idaho and Utah. The group has yet to announce if Live Nation’s update has affected their tour schedule.
“Out of an abundance of caution,” the group tweeted. “the March stops of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Last of the Street Survivors farewell tour are proactively being rescheduled.”
— Lynyrd Skynyrd (@Skynyrd) March 12, 2020
The country singer also announced via Twitter the postponed March tour dates, which included performances in Austin and Arlington, Texas, Biloxi, Mississippi and Birmingham, Alabama.
Important announcement for All-American Road Show dates in March. pic.twitter.com/Xe6BSrwfe8
— Chris Stapleton (@ChrisStapleton) March 12, 2020