Live Nation & AEG Cancel All Concert Tours Through March Due to Coronavirus

March 13, 2020
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Due to the spread of coronavirus, Live Nation and AEG, two of the biggest concert promoters in the United States, announced they have canceled all concert tours--at least through the month of March, according to The Los Angeles Times. "This is something none of us have ever seen,” said an industry executive. “We’ve never dealt with anything like this — not Ebola, not SARS... It’s just a mess.” Celine Dion and Billie Eilish are among those artists affected by this change. In addition, a new live entertainment task force has been created to guide the industry during this period. The task force includes the heads of Live Nation, AEG and several talent agencies. “At this time, we collectively recommend large-scale events through the end of March be postponed,” directed the task force in a statement issued Thursday. “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.”