So many artists — like Miley Cyrus, BTS, Louis Tomlinson and more — have been forced to cancel or postpone concert dates and events due to the current coronavirus pandemic. Since the outbreak in 2019, the World Health Organization has reported that over 153,000,000 people have contracted virus so far, resulting in more than 3,222,000 deaths.
Because of the ongoing spread, 5 Seconds of Summer postponed their 2021 No Shame Tour until 2022. “It’s still important that we act with caution and safety for all. With that in mind, we rill have to postpone out upcoming tour dates one more time, to period that we can all count on,” the boys shared in an Instagram statement.
Similarly, Harry Styles made the decision to postpone his 2021 European shows “until further notice.”
“I really hope to play these shows and will have news for you in the new year on when they will take place,” the singer wrote on Twitter. “I can’t wait to see you all on the road as soon as it’s safe to do so. Treat people with kindness.”
Billie Eilish, for one, canceled her When We All Fall Asleep tour in December 2020, after postponing it earlier the same year. “I wish that I could have seen you on tour this year. I’ve missed performing for you and being on stage so much I can’t even tell you,” the singer wrote in a note uploaded to Twitter. “We’ve tried as many different scenarios as possible for the tour but none are possible and, although I know so many of you want to hold onto your tickets and vip passes, the best thing we can do for everyone is to get the money back into your hands as soon as we can.”
She concluded, “When we’re ready and it’s safe we’ll let you know when everyone will be able to purchase tickets again for the next tour. I love you so much. Stay safe, drink lots of water, wear a mask.”
As coronavirus continues to spread, the World Health Organization and medical professionals have called for “social distancing” to prevent further worsening the disease. According to CBS News, social distancing is “trying to keep yourself away from other people, especially large crowds.” Because of this, many concerts or large festivals and events have been called off.
Wondering if an event you have tickets for an event that has been canceled? No need to worry, because J-14 broke it all down for you. Scroll through our gallery to see which concerts and major music events have been effected, canceled or postponed by concerns over the coronavirus.
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