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The Coronavirus pandemic has crippled the live music industry.
With AEG Presents and Live Nation Entertainment now grounding all performances until the end of April (no confirmed date has been announced), it marked another blow to the industry following the cancellation of the South by Southwest and Coachella festivals.
The iHeart Music Awards that was originally scheduled for March 29 from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, has been postponed until a later date to be determined.
The Academy of Country Music Awards (ACM Awards) were slated to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on April 5 and broadcast live via CBS. The new date will be sometime in September, per a press release.
The Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2020 which was scheduled to happen from May 29 to June 7 has been cancelled.
The Download Festival in Melbourne and Sydney which was scheduled for March 20 (Melbourne) and March 21 (Sydney) has been cancelled.
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, which was scheduled to take place April 23-26 and April 30 - May 3, will now be moved to a later date in the fall.
The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival which was scheduled to start on June 11-14, 2020 will now be held September 24-27, 2020.
Organizers of the Glastonbury Festival have announced that its 2020 edition will no longer take place over growing fears of the coronavirus. "Clearly this was not a course of action we hoped to take for our 50th-anniversary event, but following the new government measures announced this week – and in times of such unprecedented uncertainty – this is now our only viable option," festival organizers said in a statement.
South by Southwest 2020 (SXSW) was scheduled to run from March 13 to March 22 but was officially cancelled on March 6 due to the growing fears of the coronavirus.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony for the class of 2020 has been postponed until a later date.