Tag Archives: Concerts

Enjoy Summer Festivals Safely: Be Aware of Hackers

Posted by on September 12, 2023

  Summer festivals – the season of live music, unique art installations, mesmerizing movie screenings, and thought-provoking design fairs. Summer is the time to lose yourself in a vibrant kaleidoscope of entertainment and culture. But before that, you must remember that your digital safety matters just as much as your sunscreen. Yes, you read it […]

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Metal Insider’s Top 7 concert moments we didn’t even realize we missed

Posted by on June 14, 2021

  Slipknot. Megadeth. Guns n’ Roses. The… Eagles? If there’s one thing these bands all have in common, it’s rescheduled tour dates that are hitting arenas and amphitheaters just in time for summer. After a staggering 15 months off the road, bands & fans alike are frothing at the mouth for a taste of live […]

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Headbangers Brawl: A Year without concerts

Posted by on March 22, 2021

We’ve reached the year mark without concerts as shows have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic. While we’ve been thankful for bands that have gotten creative by holding Livestream and virtual events, as well as quarantine Zoom jams, Metal Insider contributors have reflected on life without shows in the physical form during […]

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Texas reopening businesses (including venues) at 100%, lifting mask mandate

Posted by on March 3, 2021

  The state of Texas will be completely relaxing it’s COVID-19 restrictions next week as Governor Greg Abbott announced Tuesday that he will be allowing businesses (including venues) to reopen at 100%, as well as lifting it’s mask mandate.  The new rules go into effect on March 10, and will make Texas the largest state […]

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Music venues could reopen in fall 2021 under right circumstances

Posted by on January 12, 2021

  Live events could be making a comeback by the fall, if everything goes to plan.  During a virtual conference organized by the Association of Performing Arts Professionals this past Saturday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the United States, said that depending on how the COVID-19 vaccination rollout goes, live venues […]

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New pandemic relief bill includes $15 Billion for live venues

Posted by on December 22, 2020

  Live venues are about to get a bit of sorely needed financial relief.  On Sunday, congress passed a new $900 billion pandemic relief bill that will not only give citizens a $600 stimulus check, but also provide “live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions” with $15 billion in federal funding.  According to a […]

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New poll finds majority of music professionals believe industry will return by 2021

Posted by on October 1, 2020

  From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the music industry has been upended with venues going dark for months on end and thousands left without jobs. Now six months in, a new normal is starting to set in as certain bright spots start to emerge.  A new survey conducted by Pollstar and VenuesNow has […]

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Lollapalooza Co-founder predicts concerts won’t return until 2022

Posted by on July 20, 2020

  The concert industry has been hurting over the last four months or so as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to halt live music around the world. While many agree that 2021 is when shows will begin to pick up again, at least one insider thinks it could be much later.  In a recent appearance on […]

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England will allow indoor concerts starting in August 2020

Posted by on July 20, 2020

It looks like indoor events with socially distanced audiences will start in England as early as next month. On Friday (17th), prime minister Boris Johnson announced the plan to begin indoor events beginning August 1st. Similar to the UK allowing outdoor concerts to resume, there will be restrictions and will not proceed if this decision […]

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U.K. Government allows outdoor concerts to resume

Posted by on July 13, 2020

    Outdoor concerts in the U.K. are on their way back! Starting this past Saturday, July 11, outdoor performances and festivals can resume, as long as audience sizes are limited and attendees remain socially-distanced.  Said Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, “Of course we won’t see crowds flooding into their venues, but from July 11 our […]

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