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Entertainment Events Affected by the Corona Virus

In recent weeks people all over the world have seen their lives turned upside down by the corona virus.  In the past two weeks, numerous entertainment and sporting events have been cancelled and postponed as the virus spreads and governments enact restrictions and bans.

Below is a list of events that have been affected by the virus.  I will endeavour to keep it as current as possible.

Music Events:
In April the Foo Fighters had planned to make a 25th anniversary tour with their Van Tour of North America; recreating their original tour.  With the outbreak of the virus, they had moved the dates to December.   Now, those dates have also been cancelled with no plans to reschedule the shows.  Tickets for the tour will be automatically refunded.

John Fogerty has cancelled his Las Vegas residency dates at the Encore Theater in the Wynn Hotel that were scheduled for this November.  Fogerty said that the decision was made for the safety of everyone.

Rockers Judas Priest have cancelled their up coming fall tour that was set to begin in September to celebrate 50 years of making music.  The band have rescheduled as many of the dates as possible.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Aerosmith have had to cancel their September 18 performance at Fenway Park as a part of the 50th anniversary.  The concert has been rescheduled for September 14, 2021.

After postponing his European tour, Lenny Kravitz has now cancelled the tour.  Kravitz said that he hopes to see his European fans soon…once it is safe to do so.

After scheduling a big concert in Austin to celebrate the Nation’s birthday, but after the number of Covid-19 cases have seen a sharp increase in a number of states including Texas, Vanilla Ice has postponed the event to a later date.  The group Color Me Badd was also scheduled to perform and have also chosen to postpone the show.

Music mogul Jay-Z has announced that his Made in America festival scheduled for September in Philadelphia has been postponed until next year.

Due to the rise of Covid-19 cases in Texas, organizers of the Austin City Limits Music Festival have announced that “the only responsible solution” was to cancel the event scheduled for October.

Like the rest of the live performance venue in the United States, Broadway halted all performances in March when the Covid-19 pandemic.  The Broadway League has made the decision to keep Broadway and Off-Broadway closed until at least January 3, 2021.

The Houston Grand Opera has also announced that they are cancelling all of the performances that have been scheduled for the remainder of 2020.   The HGO has also announced that they are shortening the 2021 season and will be reducing their current workforce.

January and February are normally a very busy time for awards ceremonies on both sides of the Atlantic.  Normally held with a couple of weeks of the Grammys, The BRIT Awards (UK’s version of the Grammys) has announced that they are postponing the annual February event till May 11.

Each June thousands of music fans gather on a farm in Manchester, TN for a four day art and music event; this year the Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival was postponed from June to September.  Now the organizers of Bonnaroo has been cancelled for 2020 and will return next summer.  Bonnaroo has planned “virtual festival” for Sept 24-27.

Following the New York Philharmonic, Lincoln Center, the Joffrey Ballet, and a number of other cultural entities, the Kennedy Center in Washington DC has postponed their events including the annual Kennedy Center Honours through the remainder of 2020.  Many of the events will be rescheduled for next year.  The Kennedy Center Honours is now set for March 7, 2021

The Joffrey Ballet has cancelled their performances for the remainder of 2020.  Current plans are for the season to resume in February 2021.

After moving the Australian Music Festival Splendour In The Grass from its normal winter dates in July, to October for a spring festival, organizers have decided to postpone the festival that draws some 50,000 fans until next year from July 23-25.

This year was to mark the debut of the Snowboxx festival in New Zealand, but the premiere of the European festival has been moved to 2021.

With the next several months still in limbo when it comes to musical events; Carnegie Hall has announced that they have cancelled all performances through the end of the year with hopes of beginning the season on January 7, 2021.

The New York City Ballet has cancelled their fall season including the annual performances of “The Nutcracker” scheduled for November 27 through January 3.

Lincoln Center has cancelled all of its Great Performers performances for this fall in hopes of beginning their season in February.  The David Rubenstein Atrium Season and the Whit Light Festival have also been cancelled.  Fans may contact CenterCharge about any exchanges or refunds.

The Big Rock Summer Tour featuring Ratt, Tom Keifer, Skid Row, and Slaughter has been cancelled.  Fans who have purchased tickets for the shows will automatically have their tickets refunded.

The Folk band Carbon Leaf has announced that they have cancelled their summer tour.  The band is working to reschedule the cancelled dates.

Rockers Smashing Pumpkins originally announced a postponement of their spring tour, but have now cancelled the dates for their Rock Invasion 2 tour outright.  Fans may obtain a refund for the cancelled shows from the point of purchase.

Chicago’s Lyric Opera has also cancelled performances through the remainder of 2020 with plans to resume productions in January 2021.

The San Francisco Opera has announced that they will not be giving any performances for at least the remainder of the 2020 year.  The Opera is currently looking at opening in April with “The Barber of Seville”.   The Opera is looking at giving performances of “Fidelio, Cos fan tutte”, “The Handmaid’s Tale”,”Rigoletto”, and “La Boheme” – the cancelled shows – at a later date.

After postponing the annual music events Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals from the spring to the fall, the events have now been cancelled all together until next year.

The city of Chicago has cancelled the annual Lollapalooza Music Festival that was scheduled for the last weekend in July.

The New York Philharmonic Orchestra has cancelled the 2020 portion of the 2002-2021 season with hopes of opening the season on January 6.  The NYPO is taking advantage of the time off to begin renovations of their music hall.

As uncertainty surrounding the pandemic continues, Alter Bridge have announced that they have cancelled their European summer tour.

After postponing the spring tour in South America and the annual KISS Kruise, KISS has announced that the European dates for the “End of the Road” tour this summer.  The rockers encourage fans to stay safe and hold on to their tickets for the rescheduled dates.  The band promises to reset the dates as soon as possible.

Tool has announced that their North American spring tour is officially cancelled.  Fans can get refunds for the cancelled shows.  Noting that nothing is certain in this day and age, the band is looking to reschedule the dates.


After postponing Summerfest 2020, Milwaukee World Festival, Inc has decided that for the safety of all concerned, it would be better to cancel the event all together.

Band members noted, “A Helloween concert should be a gathering of all fans having fun, enjoying themselves by celebrating the music we all love. The current situation worldwide does not allow such an unconcerned manner yet.”  With that in mind the rockers have postponed their fall European tour until next spring.  In addition, the band has also postponed the release of the as yet named new album until next year.

The Ultra Music Festival in Miami, FL has been cancelled

The SXSW Music and Film Festival in Austin, TX has been cancelled
Carlos Santana has canceled his European tour dates that was scheduled to begin in Poland on March 17.

The A Capella group Pentatonix announced that they will be canceling the European dates on their upcoming world tour.

The Coachella and Stagecoach Festivals have been postponed until October (https://wordpress.com/posts/wordsmusicandnews.com)

Country music group the Zac Brown Band has announced that they are postponing the spring dates for their upcoming tour set to begin March 12.  The summer portion of the tour set to begin in May is still set to go as planned.  Zac Brown ask fans to hold on to their tickets; which will be honoured at the new dates.

Noting that they have been told to avoid large gatherings, the Seattle band Pearl Jam have announced that they will be postponing the North American spring tour dates.  The band assures fans that once the new dates are announced, all tickets will be honoured.

While the concerts themselves will continue, KISS have announced that they will no longer hold meet and greets with their fans due to virus concerns.

The Jewish Museum will be closing for two weeks beginning March 13.    All programs during that time have been cancelled.  Refunds will be given where needed.  The Jewish Museum will continue to monitor the current health crisis during that time.

Shea’s Performing Arts Center and Shea’s 710 Theatre has cancelled all remaining performances of “Hello, Dolly!” and “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time”.  Shea’s stated that refunds will be automatically given for tickets purchased.

The Met, Charnegie Hall, and Broadway have all announced closures and cancellations for at least the next two weeks. (https://wordsmusicandnews.com/2020/03/12/nyc-shows-go-dark/)

The Who have postponed their UK and Ireland tour which was set to begin March 16.

Country music duo Dan + Shay have postponed the spring dates for their US tour.

Blake Shelton has postponed the final two weeks of his “Friends and Heroes” tour.

Billy Joel has rescheduled two of his shows until later this year.

Noting that he will not take chances with the ones he loves, Kenny Chesney has postponed the early dates for his upcoming tour.

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo has closed early by order of the city cancelling performances by Lizzo, Chris Stapleton, and Keith Urban.

The Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra has cancelled events at least through the end of March.

Seneca Niagara has postponed all events at the Seneca Events Center, Bear’s Den Showroom, and Seneca Alleghany Events Center at least through the rest of March.

Josh Groban has announced that he has postponed his remaining Florida dates and North Carolina dates; the dates affected are March 14 16,  and 20.

Forced to cancel the m4music festival due to limits to crowd sizes; m4music has renamed the event m4music 2.0 and will make it available online March 19-21.  Duo to the changes, the festival will have to cut down on events but the show will go on.

The Download, CMC Rocks, Under the Southern Stars, The Drop, and Anthem Festivals in Australia have all been cancelled.  The One World Global Concert has also been put on hold.

Download, CMC Rocks, Under The Southern Stars, The Drop and Anthem festivals.

The annual Record Store Day has been postponed until June 20.

International concert promoters Live Nation Entertainment and AEG Presents have suspended all tours at least through the end of March.

Sammy Hagar and his band The Circle announced that they have cancelled their tour dates.

Slipknot has announced that they have postponed the Asian dates of their tour.

Knotfest organizers have announced that the festival set to take place next week – March 20 & 21 – have been postponed.

Hopesfall and Taken have postponed the Japanese dates for their tour.  The band has said that they are working to reschedule the dates.

By order of the government, Guns ‘n’ Roses have cancelled their show in Costa Rica.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has postponed the annual Rock Hall induction ceremony and has closed the museum from March 14 to 27. (https://wordsmusicandnews.com/2020/03/14/rock-hall-postpones-events-closes/)

In addition to cancelling meet and greet events; KISS has cancelled the Tulsa, Biloxi, and Lafayette dates on the spring leg of their tour.  Those dates have been rescheduled:
Oct 4 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, OK
Oct 6 at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, MS
Oct 7 at the Cajundome in Lafayette, LA

Rage Against the Machine and Run the Jewels have postponed the first half of their tour that is a reunion for Rage Against the Machine.  The tour was set to begin March 26.  All dates through May 20 have been postponed and will be rescheduled.

Shock rocker Alice Cooper has postponed his spring dates until the fall.  All dates from March 31 to April 22 will be rescheduled for the fall with the new dates to be announced soon.

Making their farewell tour, Lynard Skynard has added their name to the growing list of artists who are rescheduling tour dates.  The band has postponed shows from March 13 to March 28.  The Fresno, CA show has been rescheduled for Aug 14 and the Reno, NV date has been moved to Oct 2.  More rescheduled dates will be announced soon.

The progressive rock band YES have cancelled the concert performances beginning March 19 and running through the Cruise to the Edge event.

The Who have announced that they are cancelling their UK and Ireland tour that was set to begin March 16 and run through April 8.  Pete Townsend announced that the concerts will happen in the future.

The Lollapalooza Festivals in Santiago, Chile and Buenos Aires, Argentina set for March 27-29 have been postponed.  Organizers say that they plan to reschedule the events.

Iron Maiden have postponed the Australian and New Zealand dates of their tour – May 1 – 13.  The rockers say that they will reschedule the dates but as yet do not have the new dates.

The Beale Street Music Festival and and the World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest scheduled annually each May in Memphis has been postponed until a later date.  Memphis officials will announce the new dates in the near future.

Nick Mason has postponed his spring tour dates in the UK and Europe that were to start April 23.  Mason advises UK fans to hold on to their tickets for the new dates which will be rescheduled for some time in October.

Clutch has postponed their South American dates set to begin late in April.  The band promises to reschedule the dates in the near future.

The rock band Tool have announced that they have postponed a number of the North American tour dates beginning with the April 16 show in Miami; other shows are those in Orlando, Tampa, Charlotte, Charlottesville, Baltimore, Uniondale, Montreal, Quebec city, Wilkes Barre Buffalo, Toledo, and Grand Rapids.  The band promises that the dates will be rescheduled and encourages fans to hold on to their tickets which will be honoured for the new dates.

Organizers have cancelled the 50th annual Glastonbury Festival scheduled for June 24-28.  Fans who wish for a refund may get one; otherwise, any deposits will be rolled over for the next festival.

The Bonnaroo Music and Art Festival set for June in Manchester, Tennessee has been postponed until the fall with rescheduled dates September 24-27.

The New Orleans Jazz Heritage Festival has been postponed until some time in the fall with the exact dates forthcoming.

The BottleRock Napa Valley Festival has been postponed from Memorial Day Weekend until October 2-4.

At the request of the Japanese Prime Minister, Bob Dylan has cancelled his Japanese tour dates.

My Chemical Romance has postponed their Japanese, Australian, and New Zealand dates.  There is no word at this time when the dates will be rescheduled.

Latin music duo Rodrigo y Gabriela has postponed their concert dates for the remainder of March.  The duo plans on rescheduling the dates and will announce new show dates in the near future.

The Rolling Stones have postponed the North American dates of their No Filter Tour.  The tour set to begin May 8 in San Diego includes shows in Vancouver, Minneapolis, Nashville, Austin, Dallas, Buffalo, Detroit, Louisville, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Charlotte, Tampa, and Atlanta.  The Stones encourage fans to hold on to their tickets which will be good for the rescheduled dates when they are announced.

Texas Blues rockers ZZ Top have announced that their residency at The Venetian Theatre in Las Vegas that was set to run March 20-28 has been postponed.  the rockers will be announcing new dates in the near future.

The gala event celebrating the induction of The Isley Brothers, the Eurythmics, Steve Miller, The Neptunes, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hug, Rick Nowel, William Stevenson,  and Mariah into the Songwriters Hall of Fame has been postponed until next year.  The event originally scheduled for June 11, 2020 will now be held June 10, 2021.  Additionally, Paul Williams is set to receive the Johnny Mercer Award and the Abe Olman Publishing Award will go to Universal Music Publishing Chairman and CEO Jody Gerson.

The annual CMA – Country Music Association – Festival held in Nashville has been canceled.  For 40 years the annual four day event has brought thousands of music fans to the event.  Fans who have purchased tickets may use them for next year’s event or request a refund.

Tool have postponed the remainder of their U.S. tour dates running from April 16 through June 23.

Denmark’s Roskilde Festival that was set for June 26 through July 4 has been cancelled.  Ticket holders may hold on to their tickets for a later event or receive a refund.

The Tinderbox and Northside Festivals have also been put on hold due to a government ban on large gatherings.

Award winning singer James Taylor has postponed his spring tour dates set to begin May 15 and run through July 10.  Jackson Browne was set to appear on the tour with Taylor.

In Buffalo, New York the annual Allentown Art Festival has been cancelled; as well as, the Canalside Festival in the Buffalo suburb of Tonawanda.  Both festivals are annual summer events.

Japanese promoters have cancelled the Japan tour dates for the metal band Iron Maiden.  The rockers had previously postponed their “Down Under” dates.

Organizers of the annual Rocklahoma Music Festival have cancelled the annual Memorial Day weekend festival.  The festival will return next year.

The Rock Werchter Festival set for June 27-30 has been canceled as the ban on large crowds continues through much of the summer.

FKP Scorpio have canceled all summer events which include the Southside Festival, the Hurricane Festival, Elbjazz, Deichbrand, Highfield, M’era Luna, and the Limestone Festival.

Rock im Park and Rock am Ring in Germany has been canceled.

The Melt and Splash Festivals in Germany has also been put off; as well as, Airbeat One, the Wacken Open Air, and the World Club Dome.

The Immergut Festival has been postponed from May to September.

Rock Werchter in Belgium has been canceled.

The Pohoda Festival in Slovakia, the Boom Festival in Portugal, and the All Points East in London have all been canceled

The Primavera Sound Festival in Spain has been moved from June 3-7 to August 26-30.

Against Me and Baroness have canceled their North American tour.  The bands have not made any plans to reschedule the dates at this time and suggest fans seek a refund at the point of purchase.

The Texas Blues Rock trio ZZ Top have canceled their Canadian tour dates set this spring with Cheap Trick.  The band is in the process of rescheduling the dates for next spring.

Pop star Taylor Swift has canceled all of her tour dates for the remainder of the year.

Boston rockers Bon Jovi have announced that they are cancelling their summer tour dates; saying, “due to the ongoing global pandemic, it is no longer feasible for Bon Jovi to tour this summer. Given these difficult times, we have made the decision to cancel the tour entirely.”

Carlos Santana was scheduled to perform a residency in Las Vegas in May; he has canceled those dates but plans to return for his scheduled dates in September and November.

Pearl Jam have announced that they have postponed their European dates for late spring and summer, but promise to return next summer to cover the postponed dates.  All tickets purchased for the 2020 dates will be honoured once the shows are rescheduled.

After the German government has extended the ban on large crowds until August 31, the organizers of the Lollapalooza Berlin and the inaugural Superbloom Festival in Munich that were scheduled to take place the first weekend in September have been canceled.  Superbloom has been rescheduled for September 2021.

For, “the well-being and safety of the Deadhead community, venue workers and our touring family is of the utmost importance to us,” Dead and Company have canceled their summer North American tour that was set to begin on July 10.  Fans may obtain refunds for the tickets.

Of Mice and Men have announced that they have canceled their European tour dates this June.  Many of the those dates were festival dates that were canceled by organizers.  Currently Of Mice and Men are still scheduled to perform at  Rock Fest in Cadott, WI on July 17th.

Peter Frampton had planned one final tour before hanging up the microphone.  Frampton has cancelled the United Kingdom and European dates of that tour.  The dates will not be rescheduled and Frampton noted fans can get a refund from the point of purchase.

Alter Bridge has postponed their spring tour with Black Stone Cherry and Saint Asonia that was to begin in May.  The band promises that the dates will be rescheduled.

Green Day, Fall Out Boy, and Weezer have announced the postponement of the their Hella Mega European tour that was due to begin next month.  The bands say that they are working to reschedule the postponed dates for next summer.

The members of KISS have announced that they are in no hurry to reschedule their tour dates.  Band members say that they will not make any attempts to continue the tour until a “cure” has been found.

The Kennedy Center in Washington DC had originally to stay closed until May 22, but has extended that closure until August 9.   In addition, the Kennedy Center has postponed the entire 14 week engagement of the award winning smash hit “Hamilton”.  Scheduled for a June 16 to September 20 run, the Kennedy Center is working to reschedule the dates.  They are also working to reschedule other events that have been postponed due to the closure.

German rockers Ramstein have announced that they would have to postpone their nearly sold out European stadium tour that was set to begin later this month and run through August.  The band is looking to reschedule the dates.  Currently the North American dates are still set to take place.

Iron Maiden has announced that they have postponed their entire Legacy Of The Beast  tour for this year.  The tour was set to begin May 1 in Australia.  The rockers are working to reschedule the dates with many of the European dates rescheduled for June and July next summer,.

Noting that the immediate future is still an unsure one, Journey has cancelled their 2020 tour.  Fans who have purchased tickets for the tour can get a refund.

Primus has postponed their Tribute To Kings tour of North America that included playing the Rush album “A Farewell to Kings” album in its entirety.  The band says that they are working on rescheduling the dates and advise fans to hold on to their tickets.

Guns N Roses have announced that they have postponed their European tour that was set to begin on May 20.  The band reports that they are working hard on rescheduling the dates.

Rocker KISS is the first band to announce the cancellation of their annual rock cruises.  The rockers have announced that KISS Kruise X originally scheduled for October 30 to November 4, 2020 aboard the Norwegian Pearl, has been pushed to 2021.  KISS is telling fans who have purchased tickets to hold on to them and they will be good for next year.

Slipknot have announced that they have cancelled their upcoming dates for their North American Knotfest Roadshow, Knotfest UK, and Knotfest at Sea.  The rockers noted that they will return to the stage once it is safe to do so; adding that fans will be emailed with refund options.

The sponsors of Rock in Japan, have announced that their already pared down annual festival in August has been cancelled for this year.

This summer Foreigner was set to tour North America with their Juke Box Heroes tour; Europe and Kansas were set to join the tour.  The rockers have announced that the tour has been cancelled.  Only the Red Rock show has been rescheduled for next year.

Breaking Benjamin has announced that their tour with Bush, Theory Of A Deadman, Saint Asonia, and Cory Marks this summer has been cancelled.  Fans who have purchased tickets will be contacted about refunds.

The summer tour featuring Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy around America has been postponed until next year.  The rockers say that new dates will be announced soon.

After postponing their spring tour of American that was set to begin in April, Volbeat has announced that the tour with Clutch has been cancelled.

Sammy Hagar and Whitesnake have cancelled their summer tour with Night Ranger that was scheduled to begin in July.  Fans will be notified about ticket refunds.

Metalheads Megadeth, Lamb Of God, Trivium, and In Flames have announced that their summer tour dates have been postponed until next year.  The bands are currently in the process of setting up new dates and will release them once the dates are confirmed.

Nickelback has announced that their 15th anniversary tour with Stone Temple Pilots, Tyler Bryant & The Shakedown, and Switchfoot has been cancelled.  Refunds are available via the Live Nation website.

The Deftones have announced that their North American summer tour with Gojira and Poppy has been postponed until next year.  The rockers are currently working on rescheduling the dates.

After months of speculation, Guns ‘N’ Roses have announced that they have postponed their Not In This Lifetime tour that was to run in North America this summer.  They are working to reschedule the dates and will honour already purchased tickets for those dates.  However, if any fan needs to request a refund, they may do so via the Live Nation website.

Rockers Disturbed have announced that they have had to postpone their Anniversary tour scheduled for this summer.  The band is working to reschedule those dates for next summer.
The Black Crows have had to put off their anniversary reunion tour until next year.  Band members say that they are working to reschedule the dates; adding that fans should hold on to their tickets since they will be good for the new dates.
Hard rockers the Scorpions were scheduled to give a nine date residency in Las Vegas this summer beginning July 4.  The band has postponed those dates and are working to reschedule the postponed dates.

German rockers Ramstein have announced that they have postponed their North American tour this summer.  The band will be rescheduled for next year.

Shinedown have announced that their Deep Dive Tour this summer.  The band said that the tour will happen at some point but for now fans can receive refunds from the point of purchase.

Lenny Kravitz has announced that his summer Here to Love tour of Europe has been cancelled.  The tour was set to begin May 31 and run through July with a mix of solo and festival dates.

Korn and Faith No More were set to co-headline a tour this summer with Scars On Broadway and Helmet set to join in on the tour.  The bands have announced that the tour has been cancelled.  The rockers said that fans will be emailed about refund information that will include a Live Nation 150 percent credit.

Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts have made a joint statement saying that they have postponed their stadium tour of North America set for this summer until next summer.  The bands said that they are working to reschedule the tour.

 

Sporting Events:
Mexican officials have announced that the Mexico City Telcel Marathon 2020 scheduled for August and the Mexican Baseball League have been cancelled for this year.

After much speculation, the news has finally come out that the Minor League Baseball season has been cancelled for the 2020 season.

Major League Baseball has already shortened its season to only 60 games that will not begin until the end of July.  The annual All Star Game has originally set for July 14.  With the changes in the season, MLB has cancelled the annual All Star Game.

The city of New York has cancelled the running of the annual New York City Marathon for 2020.  The race set for November 1 would have been the 50th running of the race.  The Marathon is set to return November 2021.

The teams of the Independent Atlantic League have had their 2020 baseball season cancelled.  However, some of the teams are working to try and put together a few short series.

NASCAR will continue to hold races as usual but has enacted some restrictions on access to the teams and drivers. (https://wordsmusicandnews.com/2020/03/11/nascar-enacts-track-restrictions/)

NASCAR to run Atlanta and Homestead-Miami races with no fans (https://wordsmusicandnews.com/2020/03/12/nascar-race-on-minus-fans/)

The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series has announced that the race originally scheduled to begin the Euro Series racing season on April 25 and 26 – The NASCAR GP Spain at Valencia – has been postponed until October 31 and November 1 and will now conclude the 2020 racing season. Currently the remainder of the season will run as scheduled with the season beginning June 6 and 7 with the NASCAR GP UK.

IMSA – the International Motor Sports Association – has announced that the 68th annual Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring originally scheduled for March 18-21 has been postponed and will now conclude the IMSA racing season on November 11-14. IMSA cited the just implemented travel ban between the United States and Europe that will prevent racing teams and essential personnel from participating in the race.  Tickets that have been purchased for the 12 Hours at Sebring race will be honoured for the new dates.

In a statement from the ACC – Atlantic Coast Conference – “Following additional consultation with the league’s presidents and athletic directors, and in light of the continued conversations surrounding the fluidity of COVID-19, the Atlantic Coast Conference will immediately cancel the remainder of the 2020 ACC Tournament.”  In addition, “The Atlantic Coast Conference has suspended all athletic related activities including all competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice.”

Statement from the Atlantic Coast Conference: “The Atlantic Coast Conference has suspended all athletic related activities including all competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice.”

Statement from the Atlantic Coast Conference: “The Atlantic Coast Conference has suspended all athletic related activities including all competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice.”

Major League Baseball has postponed the opening of the season for at least two weeks.

The National Basketball Association has suspended the remainder of the season.

The National Hockey League has suspended the remainder of the season.

England has suspended football games until April 3.  The European football leagues have also shuttered games at least through the end of the month.

After cancelling the opening race of the season in Australia, Formula 1 Racing has postponed the next two races in Vietnam and Bahrain.

The PGA has called off the Players Championship that was to start this weekend.  The Valspar Championship, the Dell Match Play, the Valero Texas Open, and the Masters Tournament have all been cancelled or postponed.

The LGPA has postponed its next three events – two in South Korea and one one Japan – and is hoping to reschedule them later in the year.

The NCAA has called off the men’s and women’s basketball championships known as March Madness.  Cancelling all spring championships; they have also cancelled hockey, baseball, and lacrosse.

For the first time in its 124 year history, the world’s largest outdoor rodeo – Cheyenne Frontier Days – has cancelled the two week event set for July.  The event routinely draws 140,000 fans.

After postponing the event from April 20 to September 14, organizers of the Boston Marathon have decided to cancel the event that routinely draws a field of 30,000 runners and thousands of more spectators.  This is the first time in the event’s 124 year history that the Marathon has been cancelled.

Other Events:
Joel Osteen’s Mega Lakewood Church has announced that they are canceling all church services and will be holding services via online.

Film premieres are a big event; “No Time To Die”, “A Quiet Place 2”, “Fast and Furious 9”, “Mulan”, “Blue Story”, and “Lovebirds” have all postponed upcoming film release dates.

The latest edition of the “Mission: Impossible” franchise has delayed filming due to virus restrictions in Italy.

The TCM Classic Film Festival has been canceled; ticket prices will be refunded.

Filmed live television shows “Lights Out with David Spade”, “Tosh.O”, “One Day at a Time”, “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”, The Daily Show”, “The Ellen DeGeneres Show”, “Wheel of Fortune”, “Jeopardy”, and late night television talk shows are all filming without a live audience.

The Kid’s Choice Awards has postponed it March 22 awards ceremony.

The GLAAD Media Awards has canceled its March 19 New York City awards presentation.

CBS has postponed taping of season 41 of “Survivor”.

The Tribeca Film Festival has been postponed from the original April 15-26 but new dates have yet to be announced.

National Association of Theater Owners have announced that due to concerns over the corona virus, they have cancelled the annual CinemaCon.

The 40th annual Razzie Awards scheduled for March 14 in the The Barnsdall Theatre in Los Angeles has been postponed due to the ban on large crowds.

 

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