Live Nation pauses all of its arena tours due to coronavirus: Report
As fears of the coronavirus outbreak continue to cancel concerts and other large events left and right, Billboard reports that Live Nation has now decided to pause all upcoming Live Nation arena tours. The story was a little confusing because the Billboard article says "all Live Nation tours," but we were told that this mandate specifically only so far applies to arena tours (though with clubs closing left and right, will it even make a difference?). From Billboard's article:
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.
Read more here and stay tuned for further updates.
Affected tours include Tool, Kiss, Post Malone, Billie Eilish, Cher, and much more.
This post has been updated to reflect that Live Nation was only referring to arena tours.