Major concerts and events in Buenos Aires, Argentina, have been canceled or postponed due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) reaching more than 40 countries, Billboard has learned.
Karol G, Chayanne, Maroon 5, Tokio Hotel, and the Soda Stereo tribute are just some of the forthcoming shows to cancel or postpone, in addition to Green Day, Madonna, Pearl Jam, BTS, Wu-Tang Clan, who previously took action.
Starting Thursday (March 12), all major events to be held in Buenos Aires are suspended until further notice, including recitals, cultural spaces, tourist attractions, and any activities with a high population of people. The announcement was made by the head of the Buenos Aires city government, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, and the City’s Minister of Health, Fernán Quirós, in order to help prevent the spread of the virus.
Since the outbreak began at the end of 2019, more than 125,000 people have contracted the disease and over 4,600 have died, according to the World Health Organization. As coronavirus continues to spread, major concerts and events, such as Coachella and Ultra Music Festival, have been canceled or postponed.
See the list of events in Buenos Aires that have been canceled or rescheduled below:
Maroon 5 at Campo Argentino de Polo on Thursday, March 12f
The Offspring at Teatro Flores on Thursday, March 12
Karol G at Luna Park Stadium on Friday, March 13
Cazzu at Luna Park Stadium on Saturday, March 14
TINI at Movistar Arena on Saturday, March 14 (the show was rescheduled for Saturday, March 28, but will depend on the spread of the virus)
Pat Metheny at the Gran Rex on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14
Soda Stereo – Gracias Totales at Campo Argentino de Polo on Saturday, March 21 and Sunday, March 22
Chayanne at Movistar Arena on Saturday, March 21
Tokio Hotel at Gran Rex on Saturday, March 21
The Hellacopters and the Bizzarren Miusik Parti with Kapanga at Teatro Flores on Friday, March 13
Divididos at Teatro Flores on Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15
Miau Trío at Galpón de Guevara on Thursday, March 12
Nicolás Mateo and Luciana Tagliapietra at C.C. Matienzo on Friday, March 13
Juana Molina at Complejo Art Media on Friday, March 13
Carolina Donati at Camping Bar on Friday, March 13
Muerdo at Ciudad Cultural Konex on Friday, March 13
Zorrito & Los Gustocks at Thelonious Club on Saturday, March 14
Antilunes at Congo Bar Cultural on Sunday, March 15
Luanda at Centro Cultural Kirchner on Sunday, March 15