TCA Press Tour
The Television Critics Association summer 2020 press tour has officially been cancelled. The twice-a-year event, informally dubbed the TCAs, extends to nearly three weeks, with television critics and entertainment journalists from throughout North America gathering in Los Angeles where the broadcast networks, cable outlets and streaming services debut their latest offerings. According to a statement from the TCA board, "given the current state of television production, as of now, this is a cancellation not a postponement."
Taylor Swift Cancels Tour
Taylor Swift has decided to cancel her upcoming tour, Lover Fest, amid the coronavirus outbreak.
The singer shared the news on social media, writing, "I'm so sad I won't be able to see you guys in concert this year, but I know this is the right decision. Please, please stay healthy and safe. I’ll see you on stage as soon as I can but right now what’s important is committing to this quarantine, for the sake of all of us."
The UFC 249 event that had been scheduled for April 18 has been cancelled, while all other UFC fights have been postponed indefinitely.
UFC president Dana White had defiantly insisted on moving forward with the event despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and recommendations to cancel. He explained that while he was still ready to hold the event, “ESPN has been very, very good to us and the powers that be there asked me to stand down and not do this event next Saturday."
"Get Out" and "Us" director Jordan Peele's "Candyman" remake has its release schedule moved from June 12 to Sept. 25.
'Artemis Fowl' To Be Released On Disney+
As the spread of COVID-19 worsens, Disney has decided to release their upcoming film "Artemis Fowl" exclusively on Disney+, instead of the planned theatrical release on Aug. 9.
The Disney+ launch date will be soon be announced.
Meanwhile, Disney also revealed their new release dates for upcoming flicks, like "Mulan" which will hit big screens on July 24, "Black Widow" has been pushed until Nov. 6 of this year. Plus, "Jungle Cruise" has been moved to July 30, 2021.
'DWTS Live' Cancels Tour
The "Dancing With The Stars" live tour has officially been cancelled as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
"With the uncertainty of COVID-19, we have unfortunately made the hard decision to cancel the previously postponed dates of the #DWTS: Live Tour 2020," the "DWTS" team wrote to Instagram. "We hope you are all staying safe and thank you for your continued understanding and support."
Queen, Adam Lambert Postpone Rhapsody Tour
Queen and Adam Lambert have postponed their upcoming 27-date Rhapsody tour amid the coronavirus outbreak.
"The decision has been made with the safety of our audiences, band, crew and venue staff in mind and with close on 400,000 tickets sold across the tour, was not a decision taken lightly," a rep for the musicians said in a statement. "The good news for fans is that the band has worked swiftly to reschedule the dates and are now able to confirm that the shows are now set for matching or similar dates in 2021."
CMA Fest Cancelled Amid COVID-19 Concerns
CMA Fest will not take place in 2020 this year, as the concerns surrounding the coronavirus outbreak worsen.
In a statement, CMA officials said: "Whether you planned to attend CMA Fest for the first time, or you have attended many times throughout the last 48 years, we know how special this festival is for Country Music fans around the globe and that many will be disappointed by this decision."
Adding, "As the world is still greatly affected by the spread of COVID-19, we cannot in good conscience risk the health and wellbeing of our fans, artists, staff and Country Music community."
BTS Postpones North American Tour
BTS was scheduled to kick off the group's North American tour on April 24 in Santa Clarita, California, but have now postponed those dates. European tour dates in July, however, remain scheduled as planned for the time being.
2020 Tony Awards Postponed
The 2020 Tony Awards have been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
In a statement, officials said: "The 74th Annual Tony Awards, scheduled to air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 7th from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, will be postponed and rescheduled at a later date, in coordination with our broadcast partner. The health and safety of the Broadway community, artists and fans is of the utmost importance to us."
They added, "We will announce new dates and additional information once Broadway opens again."
Daytime Emmy Awards Cancelled
The Daytime Emmy Awards have been cancelled.
The 2020 show was set to take place in June.
Modelland LA Postponed
Tyra Banks' beauty theme park Modelland in LA has postponded their opening on May 1 due to the coronavirus.
"We will continue to monitor the situation and determine a new date to open that is appropriate and safe," a statement read.
Cannes Film Festival Postponed
One of the world's most prestigious film festivals has been postponed over the coronavirus pandemic. Schedulled to run May 12 to 23, the festival is reportedly eyeing possible dates in late June or early July.
“Several options are considered in order to preserve its running, the main one being a simple postponement, in Cannes, until the end of June-beginning of July, 2020,” festival organizers said in a statement. “As soon as the development of the French and international health situation will allow us to assess the real possibility, we will make our decision known, in accordance with our ongoing consultation with the French Government and Cannes’ City Hall as well as with the Festival’s Board Members, film industry professionals and all the partners of the event.”
The festival has not been cancelled in modern history, but was previously cancelled in 1939 through 1945 during WWII.
'Minions: The Rise Of Gru' Pulled From Summer Theatre Release
Fans of "Minions" will have to wait little longer for the sequel, "Minions: The Rise Of Gru", as it has been pulled from its planned summer theatrical release.
The film was previously set for a late June release. No word on the new date, as Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri said: "While we all grapple with the enormity of this crisis, we must put the safety and protection of our employees above all. We look forward to finding a new release date for the return of Gru and the Minions.”
Prince Harry's Invictus Games Postponed
Prince Harry's annual Invictus Games, the paralympic competition for wounded veterans and servicemen and women, has been pushed back an entire year following the coronavirus outbreak. They were originally scheduled to take place this May in The Netherlands.
In a statement, Invictus Games officials said: "We are all extremely saddened that the 5th edition of the Invictus Games can no longer take place in May 2020, but we know the wait until next year will be worth it."
Jerry Seinfeld Vegas Show Postponed
Jerry Seinfeld's upcoming comedy show in Las Vegas has been postponed due to coronavirus.
"I’m sorry that I won’t be able to play at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, my Las Vegas home, in April, but this is the right move in order to keep everyone as safe as we can," Seinfeld wrote to Twitter. "Rescheduled dates will be announced, and apologies for any inconvenience."
'Friends' Reunion Delayed
The long-awaited "Friends" reunion for upcoming streaming service HBO Max has been delayed due to the pandemic. The special was to have taped on March 23-24 at the same soundstage on the Warner Bros. lot where the sitcom originally taped. No replacement date has yet been set, but sources say it won't be until May at the earliest.
Billboard Music Awards Cancelled
Billboard has decided to postpone their annual music awards, orginially scheduled to take place on April 29, following the growing concern of the coronavirus outbreak.
In a statement, Dick Clark Productions and NBC said: "In accordance with the current guidelines set forth by national and local health officials and in order to ensure the health and safety of our artists, fans, guest and staff - we are posting the Billboard Music Awards.”
Fans are hopeful Kelly Clarkson will return to host on the new date.
Wrestlemania 36 Changed
Wrestlemania 36 plans have been changed.
The live show and event surrounding it will not take place on April 5 in Tampa Bay, Florida but they will livestream the show from a different location instead.
"SNL" Cancels Next Three Shows
"Saturday Night Live" has decided to cancel their next three shows, which are filmed with a live audience, due to concern over coronavirus.
John Krasinski and musical guest Dua Lipa were set to appear on the March 28 show.
Louis Tomlinson Cancels UK Tour
Louis Tomlinson has had to cancel his entire UK tour due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Charli XCX Postpones Concert
Charli XCX announced on Twitter that her upcoming concert in Mexico City has been postponed.
Met Gala Postponed
Anna Wintour made the announcement that 2020's Met Gala would be postponed to a later date due to COVID-19.
Eurovision In Concert Cancelled
Eurovision in Concert's "Amsterdam Calling" which was due to take place on April 3 has been cancelled.
As of this point the London party is still happening on March 29 and the Eurovision competition in May is going ahead as planned.
Country music’s biggest stars won't be heading to Sin City next month, with the Academy of Country Music officially postponing this year's show to September.
Keith Urban was set to host, while scheduled performers were to be nominee Miranda Lambert with Lindsay Ell, Caylee Hammack, Elle King, Ashley McBryde and Tenille Townes.
'AGT' Wraps Up Auditions
"America's Got Talent" has wrapped up auditions early.
The show will go into a scheduled hiatus and the decision to continue production in April will be taken at a later date.
David Foster And Katharine McPhee's Tour Postponed
David Foster and Katharine McPhee have postponed their spring tour.
The March dates of the tour were already moved because of a procedure Foster had to undergo.
“We have all been closely following the recommendations around COVID-19 and today we collectively made the tough, but we think wise decision, to reschedule our spring tour," he wrote on Instagram.
Ricky Martin Postpones Tour
Ricky Martin has postponed his 'Movimiento' tour that was due to take place in March in Mexico because of COIVD-19.
Kelly Clarkson Postpones Las Vegas Residency
Kelly Clarkson has announced her Las Vegas residency that was to start on April 1 will be postponed.
The Planet Hollywood residency will now start in July.
Russell Brand Cancels Shows
Russell Brand has cancelled his upcoming shows in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, New Zealand.
Shows will not be rescheduled but ticket holders can get a full refund.
'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' Suspends Production
Ellen DeGeneres announced that filming of her show "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" would be suspended until the end of March.
"Hey there. Me again. So, after some more thought, we have decided to suspend production completely until March 30th. We just want to take every precaution to ensure that we do our part to keep everyone healthy. I love you guys, and can’t wait to come back. I’m already bored," she tweeted.
"The Bachelorette" Filming Postponed
Clare Crawley's season of "The Bachelorette" has been postponed due to the coronavirus.
The Warner Bros. show is just one of the 70+ shows that have been put on hiatus during the pandemic.
Rage Against The Machine Reunion Tour Postponed
Rage Against The Machine's reunion tour is being postponed.
The summer part of the two part tour is still happening, while the spring part will be rescheduled.
Jonas Brothers Cancel Las Vegas Residency
The Jonas Brothers have cancelled their Las Vegas residency at Park MGM from April 1-18.
"We love you guys and we are praying for everyone’s safety and wellness. We’ll see you soon," they tweeted.
Late Night Shows Suspend Production
A number of late night shows, including the CBS-produced "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert" - which airs on Global - and NBC's "The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon", started to film without an audience, before announcing that they would suspend production of the shows next week.
"We cancelled next week’s shows before our scheduled break. I wish I could stay on stage to share this uncertain moment w you, but I don’t do this show alone, and I have to do what’s best for my staff. Hope to be back soon," Colbert tweeted.
Matthew Good Postpones Tour
Matthew Good's 'Moving Walls' tour has been postponed.
“There’s nothing more important than human life. Given the latest developments in the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s been decided that it is best for all to postpone my 'Moving Walls' tour," he said in a statement. "New dates will be announced as soon as possible. I’m being told that you should hold onto your tickets, as they will be honoured at the rescheduled shows. Your ticket seller will be in contact with further details.”
Sports And Tech Emmys Postponed
The 41st annual Sports Emmy Awards and 71st annual Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards which were take place in April have been postponed.
As of this point, the Daytime Emmy Awards in June will still go on as planned.
Netflix Pauses Production
Netflix has stopped all production on shows in Canada and the U.S for two weeks starting on March 13.
Movies Releases Pushed Back
A growing number of film releases have been pushed back including "James Bond: No Time To Die", "Fast & Furious 9", "The Lovebirds", "Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway" and "A Quiet Place Part II".
Disney Television Halts Productions
Disney Television has stopped production for at least three weeks on "Grey's Antaomy", "Genius: Aretha" and a number of pilots.
Warner Bros. Stops Production
Warner Bros. has stopped production on over 70 shows and pilots including "Survivor" and "Riverdale".
Life Achievement Award Gala
The American Film Institute postponed the Life Achievement Awards gala on April 25 that was going to honour Julie Andrews.
The show will now take place in the early summer.
BMI Latin Awards Cancelled
The BMI Latin Awards that were set to take place on March 31 in Los Angeles have been cancelled.
The show's organizers hope to reschedule for a future date.
GLAAD Media Awards Cancelled
The GLAAD Media Awards that were set to take place on March 11 were cancelled due to COVID-19.
The Zac Brown Band Postpones Tour
The Zac Brown Band has cancelled the spring leg of 'The Owl' tour.
"This was an extremely difficult decision, but the well-being of our fans is always our top priority," they said in a statement.
Taylor Swift's March Madness Concert Cancelled
Taylor Swift was set to perform during March Madness but since the NCAA cancelled the competition, her performance will also not take place.
Trevor Noah Postpones Tour
Trevor Noah has postponed all tour dates in April in an attempt to help "flatten the curve".
Billie Eilish's Tour
Billie Eilish has postponed her “Where Do We Go” world tour.
She made the announcement on Twitter, writing, "i’m so sad to do this but we need to postpone these dates to keep everyone safe. we’ll let you know when they can be rescheduled. please keep yourselves healthy. i love you.”
Stormzy Postpones Asian Tour
Stormzy postponed the Asian leg of his tour.
"I was seriously looking forward to bringing the #HITH world tour to Asia and playing some epic sold-out shows," he tweeted, "but due to the ongoing health and travel concerns surrounding the coronavirus, I’m regrettably having to reschedule this leg of the tour."
Reba McEntire Postpones Tour
Reba McEntire's tour which was set to kick off in March has been pushed back until June.
SXSW Cancels Festival
SXSW has cancelled the annual festival.
The day before the announcement, Ozzy Osbourne pulled out of his appearance as did many other celebs and companies.
Mariah Carey Cancels Show
Mariah Carey cancelled a show in Hawaii citing "international travel restrictions."
She added, "I can't wait to see you! Stay safe!!"
Lionel Richie Postpones Las Vegas Shows
Lionel Richie has postponed his shows on March 13 and 14 at the Encore Theater at Wynn Las Vegas until an unspecified date.
Green Day Postpones Asia Dates
Green Day has postponed their 'Hella Mega' tour dates in Asia.
In a statement, they said, "We know it sucks, as we were looking forward to seeing you all, but hold on to your tickets we’ll be announcing the new dates very soon."
Upfronts New York City Moved
A number of networks have moved their Upfronts that were set to take place March 12 in NYC to May 12 instead.
Stagecoach Festival 2020 has been rescheduled from April 24-26 to Oct. 23-25.
Dan+Shay, who were set to play in April have announced they will not be able to make the new dates in October.
RuPaul's DragCon Cancelled
RuPaul's DragCon LA has been cancelled and won't be held again until 2021.
"DragCon's first priority is always the health and safety of everyone involved and we've been actively tracking the situation around the coronavirus," a statement read.
Beautycon LA Rescheduled
Beautycon LA 2020 has been postponed from August 1-2 to Dec. 5-6.
As of this point, Beautycon NYC will still take place Oct. 31-Nov. 1, however, Beautycon Tokyo won't happen until 2021.
The Paley Center announced that dates for PaleyFest 2020 being held at Hollywood's Dolby Theatre were to be postponed.
The event was going to honour "Modern Family", "Outlander", "Star Trek: Picard", "The Mandalorian" and more.
Avril Lavigne Cancels A Number Of Tour Dates
Avril Lavigne has cancelled a number of tour stops.
The Canadian singer postponed the shows until an unannounced date in Asia, Italy and France.
Miley Cyrus No Longer Going To Australia
Miley Cyrus announced she would be no longer taking part in an Australian benefit concert.
"I will still be making a donation to help the victims of the Australian bush fire," she added.
Cher Cancels Concerts
Cher announced she would be cancelling all upcoming concerts.
"I'm heartbroken, but the health of my fans and my touring family comes first. The shows have been really special but, nothing is more important than everybody's safety. I’m excited to see everyone when we’re back out on the road," she said in a statement.
Dan + Shay Move Tour
Dan + Shay have moved their tour from the spring to the summer.
"Thank you all for your patience and understanding. It is a strange, strange time for all of us, but we felt this was the right thing to do," the said in a statement.
BTS Cancels South Korea Shows
BTS cancelled their shows in South Korea.
As of this point the rest of the tour is still going ahead and will start in California on May 4.
Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
Nickelodeon announced the the Kids' Choice Awards to be held on March 22 have been postponed.
A new date has not been announced yet.
‘An Evening With Michael Bublé’ Postponed
“An Evening With Michael Bublé” has been postponed with new dates being announced shortly.
“I was looking forward to getting back on the road but the safety of my fans and my touring family, of course, take priority under the current circumstances,” he wrote to Twitter. “We will be coming back soon with new dates and everyone will be safe to enjoy a great night out.”
Juno Awards Cancelled
The 2020 Juno Awards have been cancelled.
The show was to be hosted by Alessia Cara and Jann Arden was to be inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Canadian Screen Awards Cancelled
The Canadian Academy announced that all activities during Canadian Screen Week, including the annual awards gala on March 29, are being cancelled.
Blake Shelton Cancels Rest Of Tour
Blake Shelton has postponed the rest of his tour because of the coronavirus.
"Please take care of yourself and your loved ones. You can bet we’ll see you back here soon!” he said in a statement.
Tribeca Film Festival
The Tribeca Film Festival which was to take place between April 15-26 has been postponed.
No new dates have been given yet.
March Madness Ends Early
Around halfway through 2020's March Madness competition, the NCAA announced they were cancelling all future games with no winner chosen.
My Chemical Romance Cancelled
My Chemical Romance has cancelled their shows in Australia and New Zealand including the Download Festival.
Disneyland has announced that they will close due to the coronavirus.
This is only the 4th time the park has closed since opening in 1955.