Coachella & Stagecoach Fests Eye Move to October Over Coronavirus; Pearl Jam Postpones Tour

March 10, 2020

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The production company behind the Coachella and Stagecoach music festivals are looking to re-schedule both for October, Billboard reports. Goldenvoice is looking into moving the dates from April because of the coronavirus, after a health emergency was declared for the Coachella Valley following the first diagnoses of the virus locally. A source tells the outlet that a final decision could be made about the move in the next 48 hours, and it's also possible that the festival may just be cancelled all together. In related news, rocker Pearl Jam have postponed the the spring leg of their North American tour, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The band made the announcement on Twitter Monday night. "As residents of the city of Seattle, we’ve been hit hard and have witnessed firsthand how quickly these disastrous situations can escalate. Our kids’ schools have closed along with universities and businesses. It’s been brutal and it’s gonna get worse before it gets better," the group wrote. "So we are being told that being part of large gatherings is high on the list of things to avoid as this global health crisis is now beginning to affect all of our lives." Pearl Jam was scheduled to hit the road on March 18 and tour through April 19. As for now, the European tour, scheduled to start June 1, is still on.