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The rapid spread of the coronavirus has sparked cancellations and postponements in the entertainment industry as safety concerns grow.
On Tuesday, the Rolling Stones announced they were postponing their upcoming "No Filter" tour in North America. The 15-date leg was set to start in San Diego on May 8 and end in Atlanta on July 9.
“We’re hugely disappointed to have to postpone the tour. We are sorry to all the fans who were looking forward to it as much as we were, but the health and safety of everyone has to take priority. We will all get through this together – and we’ll see you very soon,” the Stones said in a statement.
Also on Tuesday, ZZ Top announced their Las Vegas residency at The Venetian, originally set for March 20-28, would be rescheduled for a later date.
Disney is delaying indefinitely Marvel’s “Black Widow” standalone movie with Scarlett Johansson, a studio source not authorized to speak on the record confirmed to USA TODAY on Tuesday. The superhero movie, a major player for the summer season, was set to hit theaters May 1.
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Here are musicians, television shows, movies, award shows and festivals that have canceled or postponed events over safety concerns.
“Saturday Night Live” joined other late-night comedy shows in putting production on hiatus indefinitely. The next original episode, with John Krasinski hosting and Dua Lipa as musical guest, had been scheduled for March 28.
'Fargo' premiere delayed
Production stoppages are affecting program schedules, too. After temporarily shutting down production of "Fargo," FX is now postponing the scheduled Season 4 premiere date, which was scheduled for April 19. Physical production on eight of 10 episodes of for the installment, which stars Chris Rock, has been completed.
FX hopes to broadcast the latest edition of the franchise this year but it will not air in time to be eligible for the 2020 Emmys. A new premiere date will be announced when production resumes.
'America's Got Talent' wraps auditions early
NBC's "America's Got Talent," which traditionally premieres each season in late spring, ended its Season 15 audition rounds – which had been taped without an audience – early, on Saturday. The show is now on hiatus and will determine whether the coronavirus threat will affect scheduled April production dates. But the new season was not due to premiere until after the planned summer Ol
"AGT" became part of the coronavirus story when judge Heidi Klum left a taping last week because she was feeling ill. Klum posted on Instagram Sunday that she had been tested for coronavirus and is practicing social distancing while awaiting the result.
NBC Universal, Disney, Warner Bros. and CBS halt productions, including 'Grey's Anatomy'
Production of the current season of ABC medical drama "Grey's Anatomy" was postponed on March 12 for two weeks "out of an abundance of caution," according to a letter to the series' cast and crew from executive producers Krista Vernoff and Debbie Allen.
Later in the week, NBC Universal suspended production on about 35 series, from "Chicago Fire" to "Kelly Clarkson," while Warner Bros.said it would halt production on some of its 70 shows, including "Riverdale" and pilots for the upcoming season. Disney also said it would stop production on pilots for at least three weeks.
Late-night talk shows
Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Kimmel and Seth Meyers are all benched, at least until March 30, after airing audience-free episodes on Thursday. Plans changed amid heightened scrutiny of large auditorium crowds.
‘Grace and Frankie’
Skydance Television, the producer of the Netflix comedy, confirmed to USA TODAY on March 12 that production of the seventh and final season has been placed on hold "to ensure the health and safety of our cast and crew." The series stars Jane Fonda, 82, and Lily Tomlin, 80.
'The Price is Right'
The game show is temporarily on hold, Fremantle announced on March 12. "As live audiences are integral to the format of 'The Price Is Right,' we will be suspending production for the short term," the production company said in a statement provided to USA TODAY by Jordan Perlmutter.
CBS says it will delay "Survivor" production by two months on the 41st season of "Survivor," due to begin filming in Fiji, and is tentatively planning to begin instead on May 19.
'The Amazing Race'
CBS paused production in February on "The Amazing Race," its reality competition in which pairs sprint around the globe, after shooting three episodes in England and Scotland.
The reality dating competition canceled plans to shoot Clare Crawley's international getaway in Italy, where at least 12,462 cases of coronavirus were confirmed as of March 11.
'The Falcon and the Winter Soldier'
USA TODAY confirmed on March 10 that Disney had shut down production of "The Falcon and the Winter Soldier" in Prague after the Czech Republic city closed schools and instituted restrictions on events and travel.
Marvel/Disney’s prequel starring Scarlett Johansson, scheduled for release for May 1, has been postponed to a future date, a studio source not authorized to speak on the record confirmed to USA TODAY.
'The Matrix' reboot production
"The Matrix" reboot starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Ann Moss has stopped filming as of Monday. The untitled film had finished filming in San Francisco, and was about to start filming in Germany when the shutdown was called, a person familiar with the situation but not able to speak publicly tells USA TODAY.
'The Batman" production
Director Matt Reeves' film starring Robert Pattinson as the dark hero went dark Sunday. " 'The Batman' will hiatus filming for two weeks beginning today The studio will continue to monitor the situation closely," a statement from Warner Bros. representative Paul Maguire said.
‘The Personal History of David Copperfield’
The Charles Dickens adaptation starring Dev Patel is on hold, after being previously announced for May 8.
‘The Woman in the Window’
The mystery starring Amy Adams and based on the A.J. Finn novel was scheduled for May 15; no future date has been announced.
Sony postponed the indie comedy, which played at last year's Toronto Film Festival and was slated for release Mar in New York and L.A., "for several months" to an unannounced later date.
Disney's live-action remake of "Mulan," which was supposed to hit theaters March 27, has been postponed, a studio source not authorized to speak on the record confirmed to USA TODAY. The studio will announce a new date for a 2020 release later.
Disney moved forward with the film's Hollywood world premiere on March 9 and held a scaled-down premiere in London on March 12.
Disney horror flick "Antlers," originally dated for April 17, has been pushed back. The studio will announce a new date for a 2020 release later.
Walt Disney Studios' entire live-action film slate
Walt Disney Studios announced a halt to its entire film production slate on March 12.
In the works for Disney are the live-action "Little Mermaid" musical directed by Rob Marshall, which was to start shooting next week, Marvel's "Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings," the Disney+ "Home Alone" reboot, Ben Affleck's knight tale "The Last Duel," "Nightmare Alley," "Peter Pan & Wendy" and "Shrunk."
A Disney corporate statement read: "While there have been no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on our productions, after considering the current environment and the best interests of our cast and crew, we have made the decision to pause production on some of our live-action films for a short time. We will continue to assess the situation and restart as soon as feasible.”
The ninth "Fast and Furious" installment release date is moving from May 2020 to April 2021, the franchise announced Thursday on Twitter.
"While we know there is disappointment in having to wait a little while longer, this movie is made with the safety of everyone as our foremost consideration," read a statement on the official @TheFastSaga account.
Paramount Pictures postponed the release of the action comedy starring Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani from April 3 to a date not yet determined.
Disney postponed Marvel's "New Mutants," which was previously set for April 3. The studio will announce a new date for a 2020 release later.
'No Time To Die'
The release date for Daniel Craig's final James Bond film "No Time to Die" has been postponed until November .
Universal Pictures' live-action slate
Universal announced on March 13 that its live-action film productions – including the upcoming sequel "Jurassic World: Dominion," the biopic "Flint Strong" with Ice Cube, and an untitled Judd Apatow project starring Billy Eichner (currently in pre-production) – would go on hiatus.
'Mission: Impossible VII'
Tom Cruise's "Mission Impossible VII" filming was halted in Venice following the coronavirus outbreak in Italy. Paramount Studio announced in February it would halt the planned three-week Venice shoot, which would have been the start of production for the action franchise.
'A Quiet Place: Part II'
The sequel to the 2018 horror hit, planned for release March 20, is pushed back, director John Krasinski shared on Twitter. "I'm gonna wait to release the film til we CAN all see it together," Krasinski added. A new date hasn't been announced.
Krasinski is scheduled to host "Saturday Night Live" on March 28, making him the second star in a row to host while promoting a movie that has been pushed back due to coronavirus. James Bond franchise star Daniel Craig hosted March 7.
Sandler announced on March 11 that he's postponing the March dates for his upcoming stand-up comedy tour, "Adam Sandler 100% Fresher Tour 2020." Sandler tweeted advice to fans to "stay safe, wash your hands, don’t make out with Schneider, and we will get through this like champs."
On March 12, Seinfeld announced on Instagram that he's pushing back his sold-out stand-up comedy shows in New York this weekend to "another time when we can relax and enjoy it a lot more." A rescheduled date will be announced shortly, he added.
The "Daily Show" host announced on March 13 he would be postponing his comedy tour dates for the next month to support efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
"By reducing large gatherings, we can help flatten the curve of any possible outbreaks to keep it manageable within our communities," Noah wrote in a tweet. "All postponed dates will be rescheduled and new show info will be posted to my website as soon as it comes in."
The tour dates scheduled for March 26 through May 2 have been postponed, but the May 22 through July 8 are expected to go on as scheduled.
The rock band is rescheduling five shows on its Van Tour that were scheduled for April: Phoenix; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Oklahoma City; Wichita, Kansas; and Knoxville, Tennessee. Frontman Dave Grohl said in a statement, "We (expletive) love you guys. So let’s do this right and rain check (stuff)...The SECOND we are given the go ahead, we’ll come tear (expletive) up like we always do. Promise. Now go wash your hands."
The Jonas Brothers
Pumped the brakes on touring, announcing Friday the cancellation of their Las Vegas residency in April. After "growing concern for our fans, touring staff and families’ wellness we regret to announce that our April 1-18 Las Vegas residency at Park MGM is being cancelled," the brothers tweeted Friday, adding that they "did not make this decision lightly."
The Radiohead frontman postponed the North American leg of his "Tomorrow's Modern Boxes" solo tour on Friday. The spring tour was scheduled to begin March 28 in Virginia.
The "American Idol" alum postponed the April 1opening of her Las Vegas residency until July "out of concern and care for everyone's safety," she tweeted on March 13. Details about ticket replacement are soon to come, she added.
The teen announced on March 12 that she's postponing nearly a dozen shows in March on the North American leg of her tour, "Where do we go?"
"i’m so sad to do this but we need to postpone these dates to keep everyone safe. we’ll let you know when they can be rescheduled. please keep yourselves healthy. i love you," the teen tweeted. Postponed stops include Philadelphia, New York and Washington D.C.
The rocker explained on March 13 that he backed out of his appearance on the Entertainment Cruise Productions’ '80s Cruise because he’s in one of the "high risk categories" for contracting the virus as a Type 1 diabetic dependent on insulin. "Diabetes cause) an extremely compromised immune system," he wrote on Twitter.
The '80s Cruise departed from Miami, Florida on March 8 and returns to the port on March 15.
Something in the Water music festival
Pharrell Williams' Virginia music festival was pushed back until April 2021 "after much consideration." Purchased tickets will be honored for next year's festival, according to a Twitter announcement posted on March 13. Refunds are also available.
The 2020 lineup for the Something in the Water included Post Malone, Chance the Rapper, Pharrell and Friends, A$AP Rocky, Tyler, the Creator, and more.
Dion announced on Twitter Thursday that the remainder of the North American leg of her "Courage World Tour," from March 24 to April 27, would be suspended. Ticket holders of the postponed performances were told to keep their original tickets to use at the rescheduled dates later this year.
On Tuesday, Dion rescheduled shows on March 11 (in Washington D.C.) and March 13 (Pittsburgh) due to a "common cold," according to a message posted Tuesday on Dion's Facebook page.
"After testing her, the doctors concluded that her virus was not related to COVID-19."
Goldenvoice, the Los Angeles-based company that produces the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April, postponed the festival "at the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities." Coachella is being rescheduled for Oct. 9-11 and 16-18.
Stagecoach, Coachella's country music counterpart, is also postponed until the fall. Originally slated to take place late April, Stagecoach will now take place Oct. 23-25.
The annual celebration of all things country music will be rescheduled, organizers said Thursday. It was originally planned for May 2 at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas. Performers were to include Dierks Bentley, Blake Shelton and Lady Antebellum. The venue has announced that all upcoming events are on hold.
Dan + Shay
Country music duo Dan + Shay announced plans to postpone the spring leg of their "The (Arena) Tour," pushing back 39 shows throughout the country. The first new show in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was originally scheduled for March 20 but will now take place July 30, with shows continuing through October.
Country singer Reba announced Thursday on Instagram she was postponing her tour until July. “All tickets will be honored for the new dates. Most importantly, stay safe and take care of you and your loved ones. We’ll get through this together.”
Indie rock band The Format rescheduled reunion shows in New York, Chicago and Phoenix that were planned for March and April to July. The group led by former Fun. frontman Nate Ruess, joked on Instagram that if "we could wait 12 years, what's another few months?"
Rock band The Who postponed their UK and Ireland tour that was scheduled to start Monday and run through April 8.
The singer-songwriter announced he was postponing four shows this month, from the March 12 concert in Austin, Texas to the March 21 show in Birmingham, Alabama. New dates will come later.
My Chemical Romance
The rock band, which recently reunited to go on tour after six years apart, announced on March 12 they'd be postponing their Japan show dates and said they're working to reschedule.
"The promoter of our Japan shows suggested that we postpone the shows in Japan for the safety of the public, and we are heeding that advice," the note read. "We had very much hoped to have alternate dates confirmed before we announced the postponement, to make sure our fans knew we had every intention of coming back. Somehow, word got out before we could do that."
On March 11, the Grammy-award winner announced the cancellation of her Oklahoma City concert on March 12 because she felt it "wasn't safe."
"I AM SO SORRY, BUT YOUR HEALTH IS PARAMOUNT," she tweeted. "CONCERTS R AMAZING FUN, BUT NOTHING IS WORTH YOUR HEALTH."
The pop star announced on her website on March 9 that her March 10-11 Madame X shows in Paris are cancelled now that France has banned events with more than 1,000 people in response to the coronavirus outbreak.
Carey announced on Twitter on March 3 that she was rescheduling a March 10 concert in Hawaii because of the "evolving international travel restrictions" stemming from the coronavirus outbreak. She moved her Honolulu concert stop to Nov. 28, where she will perform her "special All I Want for Christmas Is You & Hits extravaganza for the first time ever in Hawaii!"
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band postponed their North American tour. "As residents of the city of Seattle, we’ve been hit hard and have witnessed firsthand how quickly these disastrous situations can escalate," the rock band tweeted on March 9. "It is with deep frustration and regret that we are forced to make this most unfortunate of announcements."
The Grammy-winning star announced on March 10 that he has canceled the European tour dates of his Miraculous 2020 World Tour. Refunds will be available through point of purchase. The tour was scheduled to start March 17 in Poland.
The pop star, who was set to headline an Australian bushfire relief concert on March 13, released a statement on March 9 saying she's "no longer travelling to Australia for the show." In lieu of her performance, Cyrus vowed to make a donation to support bushfire victims, a cause close to her heart after Cyrus lost her Malibu home during the 2018 California wildfires.
The rocker pressed pause on his highly-anticipated "Crazy Horse" tour, citing his "older audience" as a concern. "The idea of announcing the tour and putting tickets on sale is questionable and needs to be thought through," he wrote on March 7 on his website, Neil Young Archives.
Zac Brown Band
The band announced it was postponing the spring leg of its "The Owl Tour." In a social media post on March 10, the band said it made the decision "out of caution and due to increasing public health concerns." Tickets for the original dates will be honored at the rescheduled shows, which have yet to be announced.
The Grammy-winning singer, who is pregnant, was set to perform in Texas at the grand opening of the new Fort Hood USO on March 19 but announced on March 7 that the event is being postponed. The grand opening of the new Fort Hood USO will now take place in the summer and the concert will be rescheduled for later this year.
Fourteen of the singer's tour dates, from March 17 through April 5, will be postponed. Dates beginning May 2 in Anaheim, California will continue as scheduled.
“I was looking forward to getting back on the road but the safety of my fans and my touring family of course take priority under the current circumstances,” said Buble in a release.
The band's Knotfest announced on Twitter on March 4 that it was postponing this year's Japan festival due to the coronavirus .The festival was originally scheduled for March 20 and 21. The announcement stated that ticket holders can wait for the rescheduled dates, which are yet to be announced, or can wait for info on how to receive a refund.
In February, Khalid postponed his upcoming "Free Spirit World Tour" shows in several Asian countries, citing recent advisories and travel restrictions. "Our highest priority remains the safety of Khalid’s fans, his team and everyone who has been working on these concerts," promoter AEG Presents Asia wrote in a statement on Feb. 13.
The Korean pop group was scheduled to kick off their "BTS Map of the Soul Tour" on April 11 in Seoul, South Korea, one of the areas hardest hit by the coronavirus. Now they've announced that all April dates in Seoul have been canceled.
The rock band announced on social media on Feb. 28 that they're nixing their tour dates in Asia "due to the health + travel concerns with coronavirus." Green Day was scheduled to perform in Thailand, South Korea, the Philippines, Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan starting in March as part of their "Hella Mega Tour."
Lavigne was scheduled to begin the Asian leg of her "Head Above Water World Tour" in Shenzhen, China on April 23, but the star announced on social media that the shows in Asian countries have been canceled. She was scheduled to perform in Japan, the Philippines, Taiwan, among other Chinese cities like Hong Kong and Shanghai from April 23- May 29. On March 5, Lavigne announced another set of cancellations in Europe.
The a cappella pop group announced on Twitter on March 10 that they will postpone the European leg of their World Tour, which was set for March 16 through April 8. The group added that they are working to rescheduling these performances and that fans should hold onto their tickets in the meantime.
Ultra electronic dance music festival
The three-day event that draws thousands of people from around the world was set to begin March 20 at Miami’s downtown Bayfront Park, but city officials announced on March 5 that the electronic dance music festival has been postponed. Among the acts scheduled to perform were David Guetta, The Chainsmokers, Afrojack, Cash Cash, Martin Garrix and Galantis, according to the Ultra website.
Events and awards shows
Academy of Country Music Awards
The annual Academy of Country Music Awards, headed into its 55th show, has been postponed to September, organizers announced in a statement released Sunday. Previously slated for April 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, the show now takes place at an exact date, time and venue to be determined.
Tribeca Film Festival
The annual NYC film festival pulled the plug on March 12, saying in a statement that while "it is in our DNA to march forward while caring about our community ... we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 19th Tribeca Film Festival (April 15-26) based on the announcement by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that events of 500 people or more are banned due to the spread of the novel coronavirus."
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction
The Cleveland-based 35th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been postponed from May 2 to an unannounced date. Details for the HBO live broadcast of the event will be shared later, a statement from the Rock Hall said. The 2020 inductees are: Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G., Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails and T. Rex.
Meanwhile, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland announced it would be closed Saturday through March 27.
Events in Nashville
In Nashville, the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum also closed Saturday through March 31, the museum said on its website. The museum, which calls itself “the Smithsonian of country music,” is one of the Nashville's biggest tourist draws, bringing in a record 1.3 million visitors last year.
Also in Nashville, the Grand Ole Opry and the Ryman Auditorium have been affected: All live events and tours at the Opry will be "paused" through April 4, and the Saturday Night Grand Ole Opry Show will return to its original format as a live radio broadcast but without a live audience, according to its website.
At the Ryman, all night-time events are postponed through April 4, but the daytime tours of the building will remain open, according to its website.
The annual four-day trade show in Las Vegas, at which studios preview their big films for theater owners, was scheduled for March 30-April 2 in Las Vegas but was canceled on March 11 because "a significant portion of the worldwide motion picture community" can't attend, said Mitch Neuhauser, managing director of the National Association of Theatre Owners, which runs CinemaCon.
The decision was made following "the travel ban from the European Union, the unique travel difficulties in many other areas of the world and other challenges presented by the Coronavirus pandemic," he said.
James Beard Foundation Awards
Considered the Oscars of the food world, the awards events that are postponed include the James Beard Media Awards (originally scheduled for April 24 in Manhattan), the Leadership Awards (May 3, in Chicago), and the Restaurant & Chef Awards (May 4, in Chicago). The final nominees announcement will be made on March 25 from Philadelphia as scheduled, as of now.
Kids Choice Awards
On March 11, Nickelodeon announced that its March 22 awards program has been postponed "in consideration of the safety and well-being of every person involved with the show."
The Paley Center announced on March 11 that its annual event in Los Angeles will be postponed "out of an abundance of concern," said spokesperson Teresa Brady. The television festival, which was scheduled from March 13 to 21, is looking into rescheduling dates, when purchased tickets will be honored.
The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation announced on March 11 the cancellation of the GLAAD Awards on March 19th in New York City. "Given our long-standing commitment to the safety of our members, sponsors, and guests, the #GLAADawards will no longer take place," the organization tweeted.
Night of Too Many Stars benefit
HBO announced on March 11 that the Jon Stewart-hosted live, all-star benefit for autism programs has been postponed for a future date. "Night of Too Many Stars: America Unites for Autism Programs" was scheduled to take place on April 18 in New York City.
The South by Southwest music, film and technology conference was canceled after the city of Austin declared a local disaster on March 6 to prevent the event from taking place, Austin Mayor Steve Adler announced, although there have been no confirmed cases of the virus in the Austin area.
RuPaul's DragCon LA
Organizers for RuPaul's DragCon LA announced on March 10 that the drag convention, scheduled for May, has been canceled this year due to coronavirus. The announcement on the event's website said the convention will return in 2021.Organizers added they will be working with Eventbrite over the next seven days to issue refunds.
AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute
The American Film Institute said on March 7 it is postponing its 48th annual AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute honoring Julie Andrews in an apparent response to the coronavirus outbreak. The organization planned to give Andrews, 84, its Life Achievement Award on April 25 in Los Angeles. The event will be rescheduled for early summer.
Country Music Awards
Officials with the Academy of Country Music Awards said in a statement on March 11 they were "closely monitoring" the spread of coronavirus. The awards show is set to take place April 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas with Keith Urban hosting.
iHeartRadio Music Awards
The iHeartRadio Music Awards will take place as scheduled on March 29 in Los Angeles, according to a statement sent to USA TODAY. Usher is set to host. "Our primary goal is always the safety our guests, employees and partners and we will continue to provide any relevant updates as they become available," the statement said.
Contributing: Gary Levin; Brian Truitt; Charles Trepany, Rasha Ali; Jennifer McClellan, Gary Grace Hauck; The Associated Press; Yvonne Wingett Sanchez, Arizona Republic.
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: Coronavirus cancellations: Rolling Stones tour, 'Black Widow' on hold