Concerts canceled due to the coronavirus

As the coronavirus continues to spread, events have been canceling or postponing large gatherings at major concerts.  The Arrow has compiled a list of events that have been postponed or canceled due to the coronavirus.

By mporter on March 17, 2020

By: Madeleine Porter

This article is currently being updated. 

As the coronavirus continues to spread, events have been canceling or postponing large gatherings at major concerts. With the coronavirus reaching large portions of the nations The Arrow has compiled a list of events that have been postponed or canceled due to the outbreak.

Canceled or postponed concerts

Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam has postponed its tour dates. The band released a statement citing their concerns about the coronavirus. Their planned European tour dates are still on.

Green Day

Green Day has joined other artists in canceling their tour due to the coronavirus. As of Friday, Green Day’s website indicated the tour would resume in May with a show in Moscow.

White Snake

White Snake reported they have postponed their tour dates. Slipknot also postponed their entire upcoming Asian tour, including their two-day Knotfest Japan festival, citing “global health concerns.”

Sons of Apollo

Sons of Apollo have been forced to postpone the remaining dates on their current European tour due to health concerns caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Queen + Adam Lambert

Queen + Adam Lambert has been forced to postpone their May 26 concert in Paris due to the fears over coronavirus.

Ozzy Osbourne and Trent Reznor; South by Southwest Festival

For the first time in 34-years, this festival has been canceled. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival also pushed back its annual event six months.

Elton John

Elton John postponed the upcoming North American leg of his farewell tour due to the coronavirus outbreak. The next leg of his tour is still currently set to begin on May 22 in Columbia, S.C.

David Lee Roth

Roth, the frontman of Van Halen, has postponed the final six shows of his Las Vegas residency due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Sebastian Bach

Sebastian Bach postponed the second leg of his tour. The tour is honoring the 30th anniversary of his old band’s debut album.

Black Label Society

Black Label Society was in the midst of his North American Crusade until the coronavirus forced the remaining 12 dates to be postponed.


The band announced they are postponing all shows for the remainder of the month.

Alice Cooper

In light of the coronavirus outbreak, Alice Cooper postponed his spring 2020 North American tour. The trek, which had been scheduled to run from March 31 through April 22, will instead take place in the fall.


Kansas postponed all March tour dates in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The band had been scheduled to play six shows throughout the western U.S. in the coming weeks.


Styx, who had been preparing to launch its 2020 tour this month, will instead postpone all their concerts originally scheduled for March.

Lynyrd Skynyrd

Last of the Street Survivors, was postponed, “out of an abundance of caution,” they said in a statement regarding the coronavirus. The March stops of the run have been rescheduled for later in the year.


With a week remaining in a U.S. leg of their End of the Road farewell tour, Kiss postponed the final shows, a joint run with David Lee Roth, until early October due to the coronavirus outbreak. The band had previously canceled all VIP packages that offered meet-and-greet photo opportunities.

Billy Joel

Billy Joel postponed two of his monthly Madison Square Garden concerts: The March 19 and April 10 shows were rescheduled for Sept. 26 and Oct. 11, respectively.

Bob Weir

The rocker announced that spring dates alongside his band Wolf Bros would be postponed until the fall. “The health and wellbeing of our live music community are of the utmost importance,” the Grateful Dead founder explained via a statement.

The Who

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, the legendary band postponed a run of dates in the U.K. and Ireland that were to take place between March 16 and April 8.


On March 11, prog-rock legends Yes announced that they had canceled spring tour dates and withdrawn from the annual Cruise to the Edge due to coronavirus concerns.

Big Ears Festival

Two weeks before it was supposed to start, The Knoxville music festival, scheduled for March 26-9, was canceled.

“Just 48 hours ago, we were optimistic that there was a path forward,” founder and Executive Director Ashley Capps wrote. “But with events surrounding COVID-19 developing rapidly along with the obvious need for urgent steps to contain its spread, we simply cannot move forward with the festival as scheduled.”

Sammy Hagar and the Circle

Sammy Hagar announced that he and his Circle bandmates have been forced to postpone a five-date tour of South America, which was scheduled to begin on March 14.


The band announced they are canceling the entire European leg of their Miraculous World Tour.


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