If you are looking for a complete list of concerts cancelled due to the Coronavirus, read the guide below. We are tracking all concert tours cancelled or postponed in 2020 due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
For all of the concerts below, click on the artist’s name to launch our tour guide and see the updated list of tour dates.
Second update for March 12th: In breaking news, Live Nation is instructing all concert tours to be postponed over the Coronavirus! Read the full bulletin below.
We updated this guide for March 12th with new information from Ciara, Papa Roach, Zac Brown Band, Khalid, and Kiss.
We have the latest updates from March 10th on performances from Asking Alexandria, Madonna, Pearl Jam and Miley Cyrus below. As well, the latest update on the Coachella Music Festival has been added.
What is the Coronavirus?
If you have been living under a rock, the Coronavirus (or COVID-19) is a respiratory illness similar to the common cold which has not previously been identified in humans. Coronaviruses are zoonotic, meaning they are transmitted between animals and people.
Common signs of infection include respiratory symptoms, fever, cough, shortness of breath and breathing difficulties. In more severe cases, infection can cause pneumonia, severe acute respiratory syndrome, kidney failure and even death.
Standard recommendations to prevent infection spread include regular hand washing, covering mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing, thoroughly cooking meat and eggs. Avoid close contact with anyone showing symptoms of respiratory illness such as coughing and sneezing.
The spread of COVID-19 across the world has caused cancelled concerts from many performers in the industry.
What do i do if my concert has been cancelled due to the Coronavirus?
This answer is unique for each individual artist. If the artist has rescheduled the show to a later date, you will be able to honor your ticket and seat at the new show.
If the artist has cancelled their tour date or the rescheduled date does not work for you, contact the place where you purchased your ticket for more information.
Live Nation Cancels All Concert Tours Due to Coronavirus
Recognizing national concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, Live Nation is instructing its touring shows to prepare to return home, Billboard has learned. The announcement affects all Live Nation tours, domestically and internationally.
Earlier Thursday (March 12) the company told employees it is hitting the pause button on current touring arena shows through the end of the month. A few shows will play out Thursday and Friday, but the remainder of the shows starting this weekend will be postponed.
Live Nation is also instructing its employees to work remotely and not come into the office. The company’s Beverly Hills headquarters will be mostly closed until the end of March.
Complete List of Cancelled Concerts Due to the Coronavirus
We will be updating the list below of cancelled concerts due to the Coronavirus as new announcements are coming in. Underneath this list of individual artists, we have listed music festivals which have also been cancelled due to COVID-19.
Rock group Asking Alexandria has cancelled their upcoming European tour.
Avril Lavigne has postponed the upcoming Asia leg of her Head Above Water tour.
BTS has cancelled the first three nights of their Map of the Soul tour in Seoul. So far, the rest of the tour dates have not been affected.
Ciara, who is pregnant with her third child, has cancelled her single upcoming performance in Fort Hood, Texas.
Dan and Shay
Dan and Shay‘s arena tour has been postponed for later in the year. The tour just began at the beginning of March
Khalid has postponed the upcoming Asia leg of his Free Spirit world tour due to the Coronavirus. In addition, his performance at Rodeo Houston in Houston, TX has been cancelled because the city is under an emergency health declaration.
So far, Kiss has NOT cancelled their End of the World tour. However, the group announced that they will no longer be doing meet and greets while on tour during this pandemic.
Louis Tomlinson has cancelled concerts in Milan in March over the Coronavirus. He has already let fans know that the dates will be rescheduled in July and there will be more information to come.
Green Day has cancelled headlining shows upcoming in Singapore, Bangkok, Manila, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Osaka, and Tokyo. Following those shows are dates across Europe which have not officially be announced yet but we will keep watch on.
Madonna has cancelled her upcoming Madame X tour over Coronavirus concerns. Fans will be contacted for refunds through their original ticket purchase method.
Mariah Carey‘s upcoming show in Hawaii has been postponed until November.
Miley Cyrus has cancelled her upcoming headlining slot in Australia for the Melbourne Bushfire Relief concert. She has announced their she will still be making a donation to aid relief.
Papa Roach has cancelled their European tour shows in Paris, Tilburg, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, and Copenhagen due to bans on public gatherings by government authorities. The band notes that they tried to play all of their shows and that this decision was out of their hands.
Pearl Jam has postponed their upcoming Gigatron tour. The group is from Seattle, which was one of the first infected areas in the United States.
Stormzy has postponed the Asia leg of his Heavy is the Head tour. As well, his upcoming concert in Zurich has also been cancelled due to a Country ban on concerts over 1,000 people.
Zac Brown Band
Zac Brown Band has postponed the spring leg of their Owl tour and will be looking to reschedule dates in the future.
Cancelled Music Festivals Due to the Coronavirus
The following music festivals have been cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19:
- Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California. The music festival has been postponed until October 9-11 and 16-18.
- Korea Times Music Festival in Los Angeles
- SXSW in Austin
- Tomorrowland in France
- Ultra Music Festival in Miami
Do you know of any other cancelled concerts due to the Coronavirus? Please comment below so that we can update the list above for everyone!
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