Recognizing national concerns over the spread of the coronavirus, Live Nation is instructing its touring shows to prepare to return home.
— billboard (@billboard) March 12, 2020
Arena tours can hold anywhere from 15,000 to 19,000 people on top of the people who work inside, so postponing all these tour are putting the greater public not in harms way.
Live Nation is not planning any layoffs and company officials told staff it is well positioned to weather the closure.
Tours affected include Billie Eilish, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, Cher, Kiss, Post Malone, Tool, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Chris Stapleton and many others.
Kenny Chesney has postponned his tour saying:
“In times of uncertainty, I won’t take chances with those I love.”
Kenny regrettably postpones the first eleven dates of the 2020 tour.
More details here https://t.co/E83SZPtXow
— Kenny Chesney (@kennychesney) March 12, 2020
Dan and Shay who are currently on tour have also cancelled the rest of their tour.
— Dan + Shay (@DanAndShay) March 12, 2020