Nine date residency was set to start April 1st
GRAMMY Award-nominated trio Jonas Brothers have canceled their Las Vegas residency at Park Theater at Park MGM due to the coronavirus outbreak. The pop brother trio was supposed to start the nine date residency on April 1st, but are forgoing it at this time.
“We’ve been monitoring the situation and after careful consideration and growing concern for our fans, touring staff, and families’ wellness, we regret to announce that our April 1-18 Las Vegas residency at Park MGM is being cancelled,” they share on social media.
They continue, “We did not make this decision lightly. We were SO excited for the opportunity to share an amazing show with you guys, but nothing is more important than everyone’s health and safety. We are so sad to disappoint you guys, but it’s important for everyone to do what we can to keep everyone healthy.”
Tickets will be refunded at the original point of purchase.
As of now, only the Jonas Brothers and Kelly Clarkson residencies have been affected by the global pandemic. Clarkson also announced on Friday that her Invincible residency at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will be pushed back from April to July.
The news follows the majority of the entertainment industry suspending entertainment productions through at least March 31st. Live Nation, the world’s largest concert promoter, has suspended all domestic and international touring through at least the end of March. Billboard reports that the company has instructed tours to return home in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak worldwide. The company will re-evaluate the outbreak in hopes to resume touring in May or June.
A slew of artists and festivals were either canceled or postponed due to the worldwide pandemic in the past week. Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney, Chris Stapleton, The Who, Pearl Jam, Dan + Shay, Sammy Hagar, Santana, Sons of Apollo, Zac Brown Band, Slipknot and others, have canceled or postponed spring shows due to the outbreak.
Major festivals and events have also been canceled including the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to shutting down 11 days early because of public health concerns, SXSW in Austin and the Ultra Festival in Miami. Promoters Goldenvoice Entertainment announced earlier this week that Coachella and Stagecoach have been pushed back six months to October 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Tin Pan South Songwriters Festival in Nashville has also been rescheduled “in light of the tornado this week as well as growing health concerns over the coronavirus.”
The C2C: Country to Country Festival in London, Dublin and Glasgow and the iHeartCountry Festival slated for May 2nd in Austin, TX have also been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.
The 35th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony set for May 2nd has also been indefinitely postponed. No new date has been set as of this writing. The Hall of Fame itself later announced a temporary closure through March 27th.
The Country Music Hall of Fame has postponed all programming events for the next two weeks, including Hatch Show Print Block parties. They also later announced the closure of the Hall of Fame through March 31st.
The ACM (Academy of Country Music) Awards are still slated to be held in Las Vegas in April, but organizers are monitoring the situation closely. CMA Music Fest organizers are also closely watching the outbreak as they prep for the June event in Nashville.
Earlier this week, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the coronavirus a worldwide pandemic. More than 156,000 cases have been reported in 110 countries with nearly 6,000 deaths. Over 75k people have contracted and survived the virus that was discovered last year.
Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump declared a 30 day travel ban to European countries, where the coronavirus has shut down Italy and France. He shares, “I am confident by counting and continuing to take these measures we will significantly reduce the threat to our citizens and we will ultimately and expeditiously defeat this virus,” per Fox News. The virus is spreading at a rapid pace, forcing schools and businesses to close throughout the nation.
Author: Buddy Iahn
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