Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Postpones 2020 Induction Ceremony Due to Coronavirus

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Add the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame to the ever-growing list of things being canceled or postponed due to concerns about the coronavirus, as on Thursday it was announced that the 2020 induction ceremony, originally scheduled for May 2, has been postponed.

Via Rolling Stone:

“We are very disappointed to announce the postponement of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,” Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President Joel Peresman said in a statement. “Our first concern is to the health and safety of our attendees and artists and we are complying to the direction of the local and state authorities and common sense. We look forward to rescheduling the ceremony and will make that announcement at the earliest convenience.”

Slated for induction at the ceremony this spring were Nine Inch Nails, the Doobie Bros., Depeche Mode, Notorious B.I.G., T-Rex and Whitney Houston, and as of Rolling Stone’s report there was no news on a rescheduled date yet beyond “later this year,” though that’s not on the forefront of anybody’s minds, right now.

The music industryis being hit hard as a result of the coronavirus and the concerns regarding its potential spread. Last week, Goldenvoice postponed the Coachella and Stagecoach festivals from April to October, SXSW was canceled for 2020, and this week has seen similar postponements or cancellations from Carlos SantanaPearl Jam, The Who, and more.

For more on COVID-19/coronavirus, click here for a FAQ compiled by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).


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