Tag Archives: Coronavirus

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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COVID-19: Metal Insider’s shocking moment of 2020

Posted by on December 29, 2020

Metal Insider wraps every year with a list of Top Ten Shocking moments. However, this is 2020. The biggest shock was something barely on our radar last year, which is, of course, the worldwide pandemic of COVID-19. We’ve exceeded eighty-one million cases and nearing two million deaths worldwide as the coronavirus has affected everyone in more […]

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Ticketmaster working on plan to check vaccination status & negative COVID-19 test results

Posted by on November 11, 2020

  Earlier this week, Pfizer announced a COVID-19 vaccine has a 90% efficiency rate. Since then, event professionals have been implementing a plan to have a promising return in 2021. While the global pandemic has hit the entertainment industry hard, cancelling the majority of concerts and touring plans, companies have been working on policies from […]

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Sturgis Motorcycle Rally linked to new COVID-19 cases

Posted by on August 21, 2020

The way we remember concerts has been put on hold until the COVID-19 pandemic gets under control. While events have been announced for next year, we’re not entirely sure what 2021 will look like considering the United States alone is nearing 6 million coronavirus cases. However, events somehow manage to find its way; for instance, […]

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Warped Tour founder says non-socially-distanced concerts “Set The Whole Business Back Every Time”

Posted by on August 13, 2020

  Even with COVID-19 cases at an all-time high, there is a huge pressure for live music to go back to normal. Over the last month or so, we’ve been seeing festivals and shows like Mini Fest in Wisconsin, the Chainsmokers set on Long Island, NY and the Sturgis Buffalo Chip Rally (happening now) in […]

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US Senate to introduce relief bill to save independent music venues

Posted by on July 24, 2020

    A new bill is being introduced in the US Senate that aims to help independent music venues struggling in the pandemic stay on their feet until they are able to reopen. Co-written by Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and John Cornyn (R-TX), the Save Our Stages Act will provide $10 billion in Small Business […]

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UK to open first socially-distanced music venue

Posted by on July 6, 2020

    A new venue dedicated to socially-distanced events is coming to the UK this summer. The Virgin Money Unity Arena is slated to open in August at Newcastle Racecourse in Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Photos of the 2,500-person capacity outdoor venue show sectioned-off platforms with two metres (6.56 feet) distance between them faced […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Do you think concerts should happen now?

Posted by on June 30, 2020

  Since March, we’ve seen many predictions on when concerts will return, what they would look like, what fans could end up wearing, and walking through a disinfectant mist. It’s safe to say we are in an unpredictable state of “anything goes” mentality. While COVID-19 cases continue to rise, events are happening across the United […]

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Tennessee & Idaho hold non-socially distanced concerts amidst rising COVID-19 cases

Posted by on June 30, 2020

  This past weekend saw two states, Tennessee and Idaho, hold concerts where social distancing seemed to be far from anyone’s minds.  On June 27, concertgoers attended a show put on by country singer Chase Rice at Tennessee’s Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. A now-deleted video shared by Rice on his Instagram showed a packed house […]

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Bandcamp to give profits to NAACP on Juneteenth, waive fees to support artists this Friday

Posted by on June 4, 2020

  In light of the recent killing of George Floyd and the subsequent protests, music sales platform Bandcamp has announced that they will be donating 100% of their profits to the NAACP’s Legal Defense Fund on June 19, also known as Juneteenth. Juneteenth is the yearly commemoration of the end of slavery. June 19 marks […]

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