iHeart Radio, Shania Twain and more performers have announced postponements and cancellations amid fears of the spread of the coronavirus.
In a post Monday on Instagram, iHeart Radio announced that the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards show, that was previously set to take place March 29 in Los Angeles, had been postponed. (RELATED: REPORT: Coachella Potentially Rescheduled To October Due To Coronavirus Fears)
“As you may know, the Shrine in Los Angeles recently announced that it is officially closed for events through March 31 the earliest — which includes the iHeartRadio Music Awards scheduled to air on FOX, Sunday, March 29,” the message read. (RELATED: Pearl Jam Postpones North American Tour Over Growing Coronavirus Concerns)
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“The safety of our guests, employees, artists and partners is our main priority,” it added. “iHeartMedia and FOX will plan to reschedule at the appropriate time and will provide more information and relevant updates as they become available. Refunds are being issued to ticketed guests.” (RELATED: Here Are The Members Of Congress Self-Quarantining After Meeting Person With Coronavirus At CPAC)
It followed an announcement Sunday, that the 54-year-old country singer was postponing her ongoing Las Vegas residency “Let’s Go!” shows in March amid fears of COVID-19.
“The safety and well-being of my fans, touring staff, family and anyone else who could possibly be affected is my top priority,” the “Man I Feel Like A Woman” hitmaker shared in a statement on Instagram.
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“We will be rescheduling all of these shows I promise,” she added. “Please do hold on to your tickets, information regarding new dates and ticketing will be with you as soon as possible. Stay safe and look out for each other.”
This after the Academy of Country Music Awards announced that its awards show April 5 in Las Vegas has been postponed along with Nickelodeon’s 2020 Kids”Choice Awards, according to Entertainment Tonight.
Performers like Blake Shelton, My Chemical Romance, BTS, Green Day, Chris Stapleton and more have already postponed their tour dates and concerts over concern of COVID-19.
As previously reported, the band WHO also announced they have postponed their tour in the U.K., which was supposed to kick off Monday, per Variety magazine.
And Broadway decided to go dark because of the coronavirus, according to Playbill. Last week, Live Nation and AEG Presents announced it was postponing all of its touring arena shows, across the globe and domestically, until further notice, per the Los Angeles Times.
Late Monday, the Metropolitan Museum of Art announced it was postponing the 2020 Met Gala due to the outbreak.
“The Museum will remain closed through Saturday, April 4,” a museum spokesperson confirmed to Billboard. “Additionally, the CDC advised over the weekend that there should not be any gatherings of 50 people or more for the next eight weeks. In deference to this guidance, all programs and events through May 15 will be canceled or postponed.”
The annual A-list event, slated for May 4, is among those events postponed.
Camila Cabello and Harry Styles have become the latest performers to announce that their planned upcoming tours in 2020 were being postponed due to the pandemic, per Billboard.
Styles’ “Love On Love” tour in the United Kingdom and Europe has been pushed back to next year.
“Anyone who knows me, knows that performing has always been my favorite part of working in music,” the 26-year-old singer wrote. “However, during times like these, the safety and protection of touring crew, fans, and everyone else around the world is an immediate priority.”
Meanwhile, Cabello has postponed her upcoming “Romance” tour with no new dates set as of yet.
“I promise I’ll see you and cuddle your faces off when it’s safe and this all passes,” the 23-year-old singer shared.