“I was basically writing these trippy little songs that now I listen to, and I don't remember writing them. I don't remember producing them. I don't remember touring with them."
“We do take it serious and we do want to make sure everybody’s safe. We were just hoping for a good time Fourth of July weekend, but it turned into a big focal point on me and it’s not about that," the rapper said.
Vanilla Ice is back with a brand new mission… a fourth of July holiday weekend performance at a venue in Texas despite the fact Gov. Greg Abbott closed all bars in the state last week.The “Ice Ice Baby” rapper promoted the event earlier this week with a post on his Instagram page, writing, “I can’t wait to get back to this. The 90s were the best. We didn’t have coronavirus, or cell phones, or computers. we had 5.0’s, blockbuster, Beavis and Butthead, Wayne’s world, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan. And Mortal Kombat is still better than fortnight but we got out of the house, We danced, we invented house parties in the 90s. The last of the great decades.”He defended his concert on Thursday morning, tweeting, “I take the coronavirus serious. But we can’t live in a bubble. I think at this point we all understand the severity of it. practice social distancing and wear a mask. This is an outside venue, Fourth of July on the lake with fireworks. Plenty of room for distancing.”The show is scheduled to take place on July 3 at Emerald Point Bar & Grill in Austin. The venue is technically considered a restaurant, according to the Austin Chronicle, because it derives 51% of sales from food, meaning it is exempt from the order.Also Read: Tom Hanks Says 'Shame on You' to People Who Refuse to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19The reason Abbott closed bars down, by the by, is that Texas has seen a massive spike in COVID-19 cases in recent weeks, a direct result of decisions Abbott has made since the pandemic began. Most notably, Abbott expressly forbade local authorities from enforcing measures to contain the disease, such as wearing masks. And that was before the state started reopening.As of this week, however, Houston in particular is at risk of having its ER facilities overwhelmed, but Austin is also getting hit hard. And on Wednesday Texas saw a record number of new reported cases.Look, we agree that “Ice Ice Baby” is a pretty fun song, but we would urge fans to stop, collaborate and listen to health authorities who rightly keep pointing out that COVID-19 is no joke and could potentially cause years of health problems even if it doesn’t kill your brain like a poisonous mushroom. Will it ever stop? Yo, we don’t know, but if people don’t take steps to protect themselves it could definitely keep getting worse.In other words, please be careful, Austinites, because the COVID don’t play.Read original story Vanilla Ice Set to Perform in Texas Even as COVID-19 Cases Surge At TheWrap
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Updated June 30 with the cancellation of the Minor League Baseball season Worries about the growing coronavirus pandemic, which has so far infected more than 2.3 million people in the United States and killed at least 120,000 according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, have dramatically upended what was originally going to be a busy schedule of entertainment, sports and cultural events into a virtually empty slate in the first half of 2020.Click to see updated film, music, television, sports, tech and miscellaneous events. FilmTheaters have closed indefinitely, leading studios to push back release dates or go the direct-to-consumer route.Event: Locarno Film Festival Location: Switzerland Original Date: August 5-15 Rescheduled: No, but launched “Locarno 2020 – Future of Films Initiative“Event: Beijing International Film Festival Location: Beijing Original Date: April 19-26 Rescheduled: Online fest to stream on iQIYI beginning May 1Event: Karlovy Vary Film Festival Location: Czech Republic Original Date: July 3-11 Date canceled: April 27 Rescheduled: July 2-10, 2021Event: Comic-Con Location: San Diego Original date: July 23-26 Date canceled: April 17 Rescheduled? Yes, to July 22-25, 2021Event: Cannes Film Festival Location: Cannes, France Original date: May 12-23 Date rescheduled: April 14 Rescheduled? Yes, TBD time and formatEvent: Cannes’ Directors Fortnight, Critics Week Location: Cannes, France Original dates: May 13-23 Date canceled: April 15 Rescheduled? No, but organizers are “looking at the best way to keep on supporting the films submitted”Event: Annecy Animation Film Festival Location: Annecy, France Original date: June 15-20 Date canceled: April 7 Rescheduled? Event will be digital-onlyEvent: Wondercon Location: Anaheim, California Original date: April 10-12 Rescheduled: Yes, March 26-28, 2021Event: South by Southwest 2020 Location: Austin, Texas Original date: March 13-22 Date canceled: March 6 Rescheduled? No, but films will screen online in AprilEvent: 40th Annual Razzie Awards Location: Los Angeles, Calif. Original date: March 14 Date canceled/postponed: March 14 Rescheduled? No, winners announced onlineEvent: Tribeca Film Festival Location: New York Original date: March 20-22 Date postponed: March 12 Rescheduled? No, select programming debuted onlineEvent: CineEurope Convention Location: Barcelona Date postponed: March 24 Rescheduled: Yes, August 3-6Event: Produced By Conference Location: Los Angeles Original date: June 6-7 Date Canceled: March 20 Rescheduled? NoPostponed Event: AFI Tribute to Julie Andrews Original Date: April 25 Date Canceled: March 7 Rescheduled? New date and air date will be announced in coming weeks MusicBans on large public gatherings have shut down Broadway and concert venues, though artists have begun performing their works online.Event: Pitchfork Music Festival Location: Union Park, Chicago Original Date: July 17-19 Date canceled: May 6 Rescheduled: NoEvent: Elton John “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” tour Location: North America Original date: May 22-July 8 Date canceled: April 23 Rescheduled: 2021 TBDEvent: Against Me! 2020 spring tours Location: U.S. and Europe Original date: Beginning May 1 Date canceled: April 17 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Taylor Swift’s “Lover Fest” Shows Location: U.S. and Europe Original date: Summer 2020 Date canceled: April 17 Rescheduled? Yes, for 2021Event: Coachella 2020 Location: Indio, California Original date: April 10-12 and April 17-19 Date canceled: March 10 Rescheduled? Yes, October 2020Event: Stagecoach Country Music Festival Location: Indio, California Original date: April 24-26 Date canceled: March 10 Rescheduled? Yes, October 10Event: Eurovision Song Contest Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands Original date: May 12-16 Date canceled: March 18 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Induction Ceremony Location: Cleveland, Ohio Original date: March 20-22 Date postponed: March 12 Rescheduled? Yes (Nov. 7, 2020) and will air 8 p.m. ET on HBOEvent: 55th Academy of Country Music Awards Location: MGM Grand, Las Vegas Original date: April 5 Date postponed: March 17 Rescheduled? September 16, 2020 and will air 8 p.m. ET of CBS and CBS All AccessPostponed Event: CMT Music Awards Original date: June 3 Date Canceled: April 3 Rescheduled? Yes, Oct. 14Event: Boston Calling Festival Location: Boston Original date: May 22-24 Date canceled: March 31 Rescheduled? TBD 2021Event: CMA Fest 2020 Location: Nashville, Tenn. Original date: June 4-7 Date canceled: March 31 Rescheduled? June 10-13, 2021Event: Governors Ball 2020 Location: New York City Original date: June 5-7 Date postponed: March 26 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Lovers & Friends Festival Location: Los Angeles Original date: May 9 Date canceled: March 27 Rescheduled? Yes, August 8Event: Glastonbury Musical Festival Location: Pilton, Somerset, England Original date: June 24-28 Date canceled: March 18 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Billboard Music Awards Location: Las Vegas Original date: April 29 Date postponed: March 17 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Bonnaroo Location: Manchester, Tennessee Original Date: July 11-14 Date Canceled: March 18 Rescheduled? Yes, September 2020Event: BTS 2020 Tour Location: North America, London, Berlin, Barcelona Original date: April 25-26 in Los Angeles Date canceled: March 26 Rescheduled? TBD, postponedEvent: Pussy Riot North American tour Location: US, Canada Original date: March 17-18 Date canceled: March 12 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Green Day, “Father of All…” tour, first leg Location: Cities across Asia Original date: March 2020 Date canceled: Feb. 27 Rescheduled? TBAEvent: Ultra Music Festival Location: Miami, Florida Original date: March 20-22, 2020 Date canceled: March 4 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: The National Japan tour Location: Tokyo Original date: March 17-18 Date canceled: March 2 Rescheduled? NoEvent: The Pixies Asia tour Location: Cities in Japan and China Original date: Feb. 24-March 3 Date canceled: Feb. 23 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Stereolab China Tour Location: Shanghai, Beijing Original date: March 19, 21 Date canceled: Feb. 20 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Stormzy “Heavy is the Head” Asia Tour Location: China, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia Original date: March 20-21, 24, 27, 29 Date canceled: Feb. 13 Rescheduled? Postponed, TBDEvent: Korea Times Music Festival Location: Hollywood Bowl Original Date: April 25 Date Canceled: Feb. 26 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: BTS “Map of the Soul” Tour, South Korea Dates Location: Olympic Stadium in Seoul Original Date: April 11, 12, 18 and 19 Date Canceled: Feb. 27 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Burning Man Location: Nevada’s Black Rock Desert Original Dates: Aug. 30 to Sept. 7 Date Canceled: April 11 Rescheduled? Organizers plan to hold a virtual online-only event. TelevisionProduction has been suspended or delayed on nearly every show.Event: Peabody Awards Location: Los Angeles Original date: June 18 Date postponed: March 25 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Television Critics Association 2020 Summer Press Tour Location: Pasadena, Calif. Original date: Late July to mid August Date postponed: May 1 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Kids Choice Awards 2020 Location: Las Vegas Original date: March 22 Date postponed: March 11 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Edinburgh TV Festival Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Original date: August 26-28 Rescheduled? Event will be digital-onlyEvent: National Association of Broadcasters’ NAB Show 2020 Location: Las Vegas Original date: April 19-22 Date canceled: March 11 Rescheduled? NoEvent: PaleyFest LA 2020 Location: The Paley Center in Los Angeles Original date: March 13-22 Date postponed: March 11 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: MipTV Location: Cannes, France Original date: March 30-April 2 Date canceled: March 4 Rescheduled? No SportsSports has taken a major hit domestically and internationally. Nearly all events have been canceled or postponed, including the 2020 Olympics.Event: Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks Location: Louisville, Ky. Original date: May 3 Date postponed: March 16 Rescheduled? Yes, Sept. 1-5Event: NFL 2020 Hall of Fame game Location: Canton, Oh. Original date: August 6 Date canceled: June 25Event: New York Marathon Location: New York City Original date: November 2020 Date canceled: June 24Event: 2020 Summer Olympics in Japan Location: Tokyo Original date: July 24 – Aug 9 Date postponed: March 24 Rescheduled? July 23 – Aug 8, 2021Event: Tour de France Location: France Original date: June 27 – July 19 Date postponed: April 14 Rescheduled: August 29 – September 20Event: NASCAR Indy 500 Location: Indianapolis Original date: May 24 Date postponed: March 26 Rescheduled? Aug. 23Event: Wimbledon Location: London Original date: June 29-July 12 Date canceled: April 1 Rescheduled: June 28 – July 11, 2021Event: World Surf League March events Location: Global Original date: Throughout March Date postponed: March 12 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: XFL 2020 Inaugural Season Location: Nationwide Date Canceled: March 20 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Little League World Series Location: Williamsport, Pennsylvania Original Date: Aug. 20-30 Date Canceled: April 30 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Minor League Baseball Location: Nationwide Original Date: April Date Canceled: June 30 Rescheduled? No MiscellaneousEvent: White House Correspondents’ Dinner Location: Washington, D.C. Original date: April 25 Date canceled: June 23 Rescheduled? NoEvent: NYC Pride Location: New York City Original date: June 14-28 Date canceled: April 20 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Anime Expo Location: Los Angeles Original date: July 2-5 Date canceled: April 17 Rescheduled? July 2-5, 2021Event: Cannes Lion Festival Location: Cannes, France Original date: June 22-June 26, rescheduled for October 26-30 Date canceled: April 3 Rescheduled? June 21-25, 2021Event: Edinburgh Fringe Festival (and also Edinburgh Art Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh International Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo) Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Original date: August 7-31 Date canceled: March 31 Rescheduled? TBD 2021Event: RuPaul’s DragCon Location: Los Angeles Original date: May 1-3 Date canceled: March 10 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Gridiron Dinner Location: Washington, D.C. Original date: March 14 Date canceled: March 10 Rescheduled? NoEvent: LA Pride Parade and Pride Month events Location: West Hollywood, Calif. Original date: June 2020 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Beijing and Shanghai Fashion Weeks Location: Beijing, Shanghai Original date: March 25-31 Date canceled: February 10 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Art Basel Hong Kong Location: Hong Kong Original date: March 19-21 Date canceled: February 6 Rescheduled? No, online viewings insteadPostponed Event: Just for Laughs Comedy Festival Original Date: July Date Canceled: April 3 Rescheduled? Yes, September 29 – October 11Event: Los Angeles Times Festival of Books Location: Los Angeles Original date: April 18-19 Date canceled: March 10 Rescheduled? Yes, postponed to October 3-4Event: Exploding Kittens’ “Burning Cat” convention Location: Portland, Oregon Original date: May 16-17 Date canceled: March 10 Rescheduled? Postponed until further noticeEvent: Scripps National Spelling Bee Location: Washington, D.C. Original date: May 28 Date Canceled: April 21 Rescheduled? No TechEvent: GDC Summer Conference Location: San Francisco Original date: August 4-6 Date postponed: April 30 Rescheduled? Now an online-only eventEvent: Esports World Open Location: Tokyo Original date: July 22-24 Date postponed: April 17 Rescheduled? NoEvent: E3 2020 Location: Los Angeles Convention Center, Downtown Original date: June 11-13 Date canceled: March 11 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Game Developers Conference Location: San Francisco Original date: March 16-20 Rescheduled? No, digital-only with a summer event planned August 4-6Event: Riot Games 2020 Mid-Season Invitational Location: Global Original date: May Date canceled: March 10 Rescheduled? Yes, postponed to July 3-19Event: Microsoft Build conference Location: Seattle, Washington Original date: May 19-21 Rescheduled: Will now be digital-onlyEvent: FMX Visual Effects Conference Location: Stuttgart, Germany Original date: May 5-8 Date canceled: March 3 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Google I/O Conference Location: Mountain View, California Original date: May 12-14 Date canceled: March 3 Rescheduled? NoEvent: 24th Annual Webby Awards Location: New York City Original date: May 11 Date Canceled: March 19 Rescheduled? No, but winners will be announced online via an “Internet celebration”Event: Mobile World Congress Spain Location: Barcelona Original date: February 24-27 Date canceled: February 12 Rescheduled? NoEvent: Facebook’s F8 Location: San Jose Original date: May 5-6 Date canceled: February 27 Rescheduled? TBD, events onlineEvent: ESL One LA (Esports match) Location: Shrine Auditorium, Downtown LA Original date: May 2 Date postponed: March 12 Rescheduled? TBDEvent: Apple: Worldwide Development Conference Location: San Jose, California Original date: June Rescheduled: Will now be digital-onlyEvent: Burning Man Festival – Build of Black Rock City Location: Black Rock Desert, Nevada Original date: Aug. 30 to Sept. 7 Rescheduled: Will be virtual on a date TBDRead original story Coronavirus: The Canceled and Postponed Events in Tech, Media, Sports and Entertainment (Updating) At TheWrap
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