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Live Nation and AEG Press Pause on Large Tours Amid Coronavirus Fears

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Live Nation and AEG, North America’s largest concert promoters, are pressing pause on all large-scale tours in the U.S. and abroad until May or June and asking artists to come home amid coronavirus fears, according to numerous trade publications.

The competitors aligned with the biggest booking agencies in the country to mount a unified effort to address the situation. In a joint statement, executives from Live Nation, AEG, Creative Artists Agency (CAA), William Morris Endeavor (WME), Paradigm, and United Talent Agency (UTA) said they are working together to develop best practices to safeguard artists, fans, and staff in the concert industry.

Legendary music/tech industry fest, South by Southwest was already cancelled due to the pandemic.  Rock & Roll Hall of Fame also announced postponement of the May 2nd induction ceremony and the Kiss concert this Sunday in Biloxi is postponed until October 6.  

Sources:
Live Nation Halts Touring Until April Amid Coronavirus Fears – Rolling Stone
Live Nation Planning to Pause All Tours Due to Coronavirus

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