Coronavirus Causes Major Cancellations: Here Are Some Of The Affected Events
The global outbreak of COVID-19, also known as coronavirus, has caused the world to take extreme safety precautions. Here are some of the events cancelled as a result!
Coronavirus cancellations have become increasingly common in the past week, affecting concerts, festivals, awards shows, movies, and more. In an attempt to limit the spread of the viral illness worldwide, which the World Health Organization declared on Wednesday to be a pandemic, people are being advised to practice "social distancing" by self-isolating from others. As a result, any kind of mass gathering has been effectively cancelled. Here are some of the many events that won't be going forward as planned because of the coronavirus...
Coronavirus causes festivals and conventions to come to a halt
Coronavirus concerns have forced a variety of different entertainment-related gatherings set to take place over the next few months to be cancelled. Big conventions planned to take place in Los Angeles, including BeautyConLa 2020, CinemaCon 2020, Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), PaleyFest LA 2020, RuPaul's DragCon LA, and the TCM Classic Film Festival will no longer be going ahead.
Desert music festival Coachella has been postponed until October, as well as country music festival Stagecoach. Texas film, media, and music festival SXSW, which was supposed to begin Friday, has been cancelled, and France's EDM music festival Tomorrowland Winter 2020 won't be happening. Neither will Florida's EDM music festival, Ultra Music Festival, which is postponed until next year. New York's Tribeca Film Festival and television network upfronts have also been cancelled.
Coronavirus forces popular artists to cancel concerts worldwide
Coronavirus cancellations have affected some of the year's most anticipated concert performances, much to the dismay of music fans around the globe. Billie Eilish's Where Do We Go? tour, which recently began in Florida, has been put on hold, and Elton John has postponed over a month's worth of dates for his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour, set to be his final one. Cher, Celine Dion, and Michael Bublé have postponed shows, and Niall Horan's iHeart Radio album release party was cancelled.
Green Day has postponed the Asia leg of their Hella Mega tour, K-pop sensations BTS won't be performing in South Korea, and Miley Cyrus' World Tour Bushfire Relief concert in Australia has been cancelled. Las Vegas residencies have also been affected by the cancellations. The Jonas Brothers pulled out of theirs, and Kelly Clarkson has delayed hers until July.
Coronavirus affects awards shows that were set to take place
Coronavirus-related uncertainties have caused even major awards shows to pull the plug. Despite a prior decision to move forward as planned next month, the ACM Awards have been postponed until September. Everything from the GLAAD Media Awards to the iHeartRadio Music Awards, the Kids' Choice Awards, and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been cancelled.
The 41st Annual Sports Emmy Awards and 71st annual Technology and Engineering Emmy Awards, as well as the Life Achievement Award Gala set to honour Julie Andrews, won't be going ahead. Canada's JUNO Awards aren't happening, and neither are the BMI Latin Awards 2020.
Coronavirus results in postponing of movies, television shows
Television shows with a live audience such as The Late Show With Stephen Colbert and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon have been filming in empty studios before deciding to suspend filming altogether. Popular daytime talk shows The Ellen DeGeneres Show and The Kelly Clarkson Show won't be taping at all until at least the end of the month. Other television shows and movies in production around the globe have come to a standstill as well, with filming on hold until further notice as cast and crew return home for their own safety.
Coronavirus has also led to movie theatres in many places across the world being closed, which in turn has caused the release of some highly-anticipated movies to be pushed back. These include franchise films like No Time To Die, A Quiet Place Part II, and F9, as well as Disney's Mulan remake and Kumail Nanjiani-led comedy The Lovebirds.