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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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Hellfest Open Air officially postponed to 2022

Posted by on February 19, 2021

  Hellfest Open Air has officially been postponed to 2022. Due to a series of Summer festival restrictions and ongoing uncertainties, the organizers of the event decided they had no choice but to postpone to June 18th, 19th, and 20th of next year.   Read the full statement below: “Hellbangers, We hoped for the best […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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