Live Nation and AEG Suspending All Tours Through the End of March


Story by Charles Ken, photo by Anne Erickson

From Billie Eilish to Kiss, all Live Nation and AEG tours have been halted through at least April due to COVID-19 coronavirus

The tour cancellations keep coming in, and now, there’s an extra big one. The folks behind Live Nation and AEG, two of the world’s biggest concert promoters, plan to halt all of their tours, both foreign and domestic, through at least the end of March due to concerts over the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus.

In a statement given to Rolling Stone, the promoters and Creative Artists Agency (CAA), William Morris Endeavor (WME), Paradigm, and United Talent Agency (UTA), stated, “The world’s leading forces in live entertainment have come together to form a global task force to drive strategic support and unified direction ensuring precautionary efforts and ongoing protocol are in the best interest of artists, fans, staff, and the global community. At this time, we collectively recommend large scale events through the end of March be postponed.”

The statement continues, “We continue to support that small-scale events follow guidance set by their local government officials. We feel fortunate to have the flexibility to reschedule concerts, festivals, and live events as needed, and look forward to connecting fans with all their favorite artists and live entertainment soon.”

Live Nation will re-evaluate the situation in April with hopes to get tours running again in May or June. This impacts a range of tours, including Kiss, Billie Eilish, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, Cher, Post Malone, Tool, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shania Twain’s Las Vegas residency and more.

Charles Ken
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