Broadway goes DARK:
Broadway will go dark beginning 5 PM, March 12, by order of Governor Andrew Cuomo. Performances will resume the week of April 13.
Governor Andrew Cuomo announced in a press conference that no gatherings of more than 500 people will be allowed, excepting schools, hospitals, mass transit, and nursing homes. That ban will be effective beginning 5 PM, March 13. For gatherings under 500, the seating capacity will be cut in half.
Ticketholders should contact their point of purchase regarding refunds or exchanges.
Movie Releases Pushed Back:
Actor and Director John Krasinski annouced that he will delay the premiere of the highly anticiapted A Quiet Place 2
Fast 9, the 9th installment of the Fast and the Furious franchise is also being put on hold for release:
Concert Tours Postponed/Canceled:
UK rapper Stormzy postpones his Asian tour, which was supposed to hit Japan, China and Korea from March 27th to 29th.
Khalid postpones his Asian dates that were supposed to hit Bangkok, Singapore, Jakarta, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Tokyo, Seoul, Mumbai and Bangalore between March 24th to April 14th.
Rockers Testament, Exodus and Death Angel’s show at Trezzo Live Club in Milan, Italy is canceled.
New Order cancel shows in Tokyo and Osaka.
BTS cancel their four-date stint at Seoul, South Korea’s Jamsil Olympic Stadium, April 11th, 12th, 18th and 19th.
February 28th – Green Day postpone their Asian tour, which was to hit Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Taipei, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan through March.
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals cancel their March tour of Japan.
Avril Lavigne cancels the Asian leg of her “Head Above Water World Tour.”
Set It Off cancel their Asian tour, as well as March dates opening for Jimmy Eat World in Manila and Singapore
Lacuna Coil cancel their tour of Asia and Australia.
The National cancel their March 17 and 18 shows in Tokyo.
Maluma postpones his March 7th concert in Milan to March 31st.Mariah Carey postpones her March 10th concert in Honolulu, Hawaii until November.
Yungblud cancels his tour of South Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Singapore.
Ultra Music Festival Miami cancels their March 20th to 22nd weekend.
Slipknot cancels their Asian tour, including Knotfest Japan scheduled for March 20th and 21st.
Louis Tomlinson cancels his European tour.
Queen & Adam Lambert postpone their May 26th show at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris.
Austin, Texas cancels the South By Southwest Festival, which was supposed to take place March 13th to 22nd. It’s the first time in the festival’s 34-year history that it’s been canceled.
A pregnant Ciara postpones her March 19th performance new Fort Hood USO in Texas.
Old Dominion cancel their appearance at Europe’s Country 2 Country Festival, which kicks off March 13th. The festival is still scheduled to hit Berlin, Amsterdam, Dublin, London, and Glasgow, with Eric Church, Darius Rucker, and Luke Combs with the Shires.
Richard Marx reschedules his first European tour in nearly a decade, which was due to launch this spring.
Madonna cancels the final two shows on her Madame X tour after France bans gatherings of more than 1,000 people.
KISS cancel all meet-and-greets on their "End of the Road" tour.
Pearl Jam postpone the first leg of their "Gigaton" tour, which was to kick off March 18th in Toronto.
Miley Cyrus cancels her appearance at an Australian brushfire benefit. The “World Tour Bushfire Relief” benefit concert was set to take place March 13th in Melbourne and feature Lil Nas X, the Veronicas and more, but was completely called off after Miley's cancelation.
Santana cancels the European leg of the “Miraculous 2020 World Tour,” which was set to kick off March 14th in Bologna, Italy.
Zac Brown Band announces they are pressing pause on their “Owl Tour,” which kicked off on February 28th.
Promoters Goldenvoice announce both the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals will be moved to the fall. Coachella will now take place the weekends of October 9th to 11th and October 16th to 18th 2020, while the country-focused Stagecoach Festival is being moved to October 23rd to 26th.
Pentatonix postpone their upcoming European dates, which was to kick off March 16th in Warsaw, Poland.
Hole postpones their reunion scheduled to happen at this weekend's "Bans Off My Body" benefit concert.
The Houston Livestock and Rodeo cancels the remainder of this year’s performances “in the interest of public health.” The cancelation affects shows by such artists as Luke Bryan, Kane Brown, Dierks Bentley, Lizzo, Khalid and more.
Bikini Kill postpones their March reunion tour, urging fans to donate to the non-profit the shows were meant to benefit.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces that this year's induction ceremony has been postponed due to concerns over the spread of the virus. The ceremony was due to take place May 2nd in Cleveland.
More updates to follow..
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