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COVID-19, aka corona virus, forces a closure at Germany's Borussia Stadium
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By Kirk Miller / March 12, 2020 11:56 am

With cities, states and venues taking extreme precautions regarding the spread of coronavirus, there’s an increasing likelihood that almost anything that involves large crowds is going to be postponed or canceled over the next few days.

We’ll be updating the list daily, but do check the website of any venue or event you plan on attending. In the meantime, be safe, keep a healthy social distance from crowds and wash your hands, etc.

Music


South by Southwest
Status: Canceled
More info: The cancellation forced the Austin festival to lay off a third of its staff.

Coachella
Status: Postponed
More info: The Indio, California festival will now take place on the weekends of Oct. 9 and Oct. 16.

Stagecoach
Status: Postponed
More info: The festival has been pushed to the weekend of Oct. 23.

Ultra Music Festival
Status: Canceled
More info: Instead of providing refunds, Ultra is offering replacement tickets for the 2021 festival.

Broadway Theater
Status: Canceled indefinitely
More info: The Broadway League announced Thursday that all theaters will halt performances beginning at 5 p.m. on March 12.

Pearl Jam North American tour
Status: Postponed
More info: The band scrapped all of their US and Canadian tour dates through April, promising to reschedule them for a later time.

Zac Brown Band tour
Status: Postponed
More info: “This was an extremely difficult decision, but the well-being of our fans is always our top priority,” the band wrote in a statement.

Pentatonix tour
Status: Postponed
More info: “Despite our best efforts and intentions, it is, simply, no longer possible for us to execute this tour the way we want to: safely, confidently and completely,” the group said.

“Bans Off My Body” Planned Parenthood benefit concert
Status: Canceled
More info: The event, originally scheduled for March 14, was supposed to feature a performance by Courtney Love and Melissa Auf der Maur of Hole.

Dark Mofo festival
Status: Canceled
More info: Bon Iver was scheduled to perform at the Australian festival in June.

Treefort Fest
Status: Postponed
More info: The Boise festival has been pushed to Sept. 23-27

World Tour Bushfire Relief Concert
Status: Canceled
More info: Miley Cyrus, Lil Nas X and the Veronicas were slated to perform at the Australian benefit.

Tomorrowland Winter
Status: Canceled
More info: The French EDM festival was canceled after the country’s government placed a ban on all indoor gatherings of 5,000 people or more.

Carlos Santana tour
Status: Canceled
More info: The European leg of the tour is canceled (and fans who purchased tickets will receive refunds), but there’s currently no word on whether the North American dates will go on as planned.

Big Ears Festival
Status: Canceled
More info: Originally slated for March 26-29, the festival is offering refunds to anyone who purchased tickets.

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Status:
Postponed
More info: Originally scheduled for May 2nd in Cleveland, the ceremony will be postponed to a future date.

Live Nation Tours
Status: Postponed
More info: The concert promoter is reportedly putting all its tours on hold with the goal of resuming them in May or June.

Brooklyn Academy of Music
Status:
Postponed
More info: The Brooklyn theater announced it is suspending all live performances through March 29.

Foo Fighters
Status:
Postponed
More info: Some April dates are now listed for December, others are TBD. Via a statement from Dave Grohl: “We fuckin’ love you guys. So let’s do this right and rain check shit. The album is done, and it’s fuckin’ killer. The lights and stage are in the trucks, ready to go. The SECOND we are given the go ahead, we’ll come tear shit up like we always do. Promise. Now go wash your hands.”

Sports


NBA
Status: Suspended indefinitely
More info: Starting late last night, the NBA suspended games to an undetermined time. Based on the CDC’s recommendation, it sounds as if the league will hold off on playing games until mid-to-late June.

NFL Draft
Status: Altered
More info: The draft is still scheduled to be held starting on April 23, but it will no longer be a public event in Las Vegas. It will still be televised.

NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament 
Status: Canceled
More info: March Madness, as well as all remaining winter and spring NCAA championships, have been canceled.

The Big East, Big Ten, Big 12, SEC, ACC, Pac-12 and Conference USA Conference Basketball Tournaments
Status: Canceled
More info: All of the major conference tournaments have now been canceled. After beginning as scheduled, the Big East tournament at Madison Square Garden was canceled outright at halftime of the first game.

English Premier League Soccer
Status: Suspended
More info: The Premier League has been suspended until at least April 3 after executives held an emergency meeting on March 13.

Major League Baseball
Status: Postponed indefinitely
More info: Major League Baseball announced Thursday afternoon that it will suspend spring training and delay the beginning of the regular season by at least two weeks. Based on the CDC’s recommendation, it sounds as if the league will hold off on playing games until mid-to-late June.

NHL
Status: Suspended indefinitely
More info: All contests in the 2019-20 National Hockey League season have been suspended indefinitely. Based on the CDC’s recommendation, it sounds as if the league will hold off on playing games until mid-to-late June.

PGA Tour/The Masters/Players Championship
Status: Suspended indefinitely
More info: The PGA Tour has canceled all events through the Masters and has not said whether they will be rescheduled for later dates.

Major League Soccer
Status: Suspended indefinitely
More info: MLS has suspended match play for 30 days, effective immediately. Based on the CDC’s recommendation, it sounds as if the league will hold off on playing games until mid-to-late June.

UEFA Champions League and Europa League
Status: Suspended
More info: Thursday night’s Europa League games will go ahead as planned, with all subsequent games in both competitions postponed until further notice.

Kentucky Derby
Status: Postponed
More info: The Kentucky Derby is being postponed from May to Labor Day weekend in September because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Italian Serie A Soccer
Status: Suspended
More info: For now, the Serie A season is on hold until April 3. Daniele Rugani — who plays for current league leaders Juventus — has tested positive for the virus. It is possible the season will be canceled outright, with no champion crowned; a possible move to a knockout format among the league’s top teams has also been touted.

Spanish La Liga Soccer
Status: Postponed
More info: The Spanish FA has postponed all matches for at least two weeks. Real Madrid players are currently under quarantine after a player on the club’s basketball team tested positive for the virus.

UEFA European Championship
Status: Postponed for one year
More info: Due to take place from June 12 to July 12 this summer, the event will now run from June 11 to July 11 next year.

French Open
Status: Postponed
More info: Originally scheduled to be held at Roland Garros in Paris from May 24 to June 7, the 15-day clay-court event will instead shift to September 20 to October 4.

Japan’s Nippon Professional Baseball Season
Status: Postponed
More info: The season was supposed to open on March 20 but now, according to NPB commissioner Atsushi Saito, the season may not begin until April.

Mount Everest
Status: Closed
More info: After China closed the Tibet side of Mount Everest to climbers for the spring season, Nepal followed suit.

NASCAR
Status: Postponed
More info: NASCAR has postponed all races through May 3.

College Basketball Invitational
Status: Canceled 
More info: The CBI — a postseason tournament comprised of teams that didn’t make March Madness or the NIT — won’t be held in 2020. 

ATP Tour
Status: Postponed
More info: After earlier canceling the BNP Paribas Open at Indian Wells, the ATP Tour has announced a six-week suspension of tour events, which includes additional Masters Series tournaments in Miami and Monte-Carlo.

International Sporting Events in Argentina
Status: Canceled
More info: The Argentine government canceled all international sporting events in the country in March, including the South American swimming championship, World Cup fencing events and Olympic boxing qualifiers. 

Fed Cup Finals 
Status: Postponed
More info: The 12-team women’s tennis tournament was set to be played from April 14-19 in Budapest, Hungary, but has now been suspended indefinitely. The International Tennis Federation still hopes to stage the event in 2020. 

Boston Marathon
Status: Postponed
More info: Organizers have postponed the 2020 Boston Marathon until September 14. It’s the first time in 124 years the marathon will not be held as scheduled.

London Marathon
Status: Postponed
More info: Set to take place on April 26, the 2020 London Marathon will now be run on October 4.

Overwatch League Matches
Status: Canceled
More info: The global esports league has canceled all matches through March and April for its teams in North America, Europe and Asia. 

World Figure Skating Championships 
Status: Canceled
More info: Set to bring nearly 200 skaters from more than 50 countries to Montreal, the premier skating competition was supposed to begin next week. 

IndyCar 
Status: Postponed
More info: IndyCar has suspended its season through the end of April. It was scheduled to open on Sunday in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Automotive


Geneva International Motor Show
Status: Canceled
More info: The first major global auto show to be canceled or postponed, it would have run through March 17. Most of the automakers did online vehicle debuts instead.

Beijing International Automotive Exhibition
Status: Postponed
More info: The annual auto show in China, the world’s largest car market, was originally set for April 21 to 30. The new dates have yet to be announced.

New York Auto Show
Status: Postponed 
More info: The original April dates have already been rescheduled for August 28 to September 6, with two press preview days on August 26 and 27.

MotoGP (International Motorcycle Racing Series)
Status: Postponed
More info: The postponements are coming fast in the world of MotoGP. The first event in Qatar on March 8 was canceled (for the top-tier racing class), the second in Thailand is postponed from March 22 until October 4, the third in Austin, Texas from April 5 until November 15, and now the fourth in Argentina from April 19 until November 20. Expect more rescheduling.

Formula 1
Status: Postponed
More info: The season-opening Australian Grand Prix has been canceled, and races in China, Bahrain and Vietnam have been postponed. The season is now expected to begin sometime in late May. Check here for updates.

Parks/Outdoor


Japan Cherry Blossom Festivals
Status: Two major events canceled
More info: Japan’s cherry blossom season, a major domestic and international travel event, is being curtailed with Tokyo’s Nakameguro district and Osaka Mint festivals being canceled so far.

Conferences / Awards


E3
Status: Canceled
More info: The annual video game conference, set for early June in Los Angeles, has been canceled.

South by Southwest Interactive
Status: Canceled
More info: The cancellation forced the Austin festival to lay off a third of its staff.

CinemaCon 2020
Status:
Canceled
More info: The movie theater industry event in Las Vegas usually attracts a global crowd — many of whom would now conceivably be unable to attend.

James Beard Awards
Status:
Postponed
More info: The foodie awards are supposedly now going to happen during the summer. The new schedule: “The postponement includes the James Beard Media Awards (originally scheduled for Friday, April 24, in New York City), the Leadership Awards (Sunday, May 3, in Chicago), and the Restaurant & Chef Awards (Monday, May 4, in Chicago). As of now, the nominee announcement will be made on March 25 from Philadelphia as scheduled.”

2020 PEN America World Voices Festival
Status: Canceled
More info: “We come to this conclusion with heavy hearts,” organizers wrote. “We were hoping that this awful public health crisis might ebb by May, and that we could emerge with the exciting events we had curated for audiences in New York and Los Angeles. It’s now plain such plans are neither realistic nor safe for our participants and our audiences.”

Movies

No Time to Die
Status:
Postponed to November 25th
More info: Set to open in early April — with Daniel Craig already making the publicity rounds — the next Bond film is now set for late fall.

A Quiet Place Part II
Status: Postponed TBD
More info: Set up to crush the box office next weekend (some estimates had the horror sequel earning $60 million), the film’s been postponed to a future date yet to be determined.

Fast 9
Status:
Postponed
More info: Originally scheduled to open in May, the ninth film in the Fast and Furious franchise will now open in April 2021.

TV

For now, the late-night talk shows are going on without an audience. Starting this week, the no-crowd policy will also apply to daytime shows like Ellen, The View and Today.

According to TV Guide, production on Riverdale was recently suspended, along with upcoming seasons of Survivor and The Amazing Race.

Parades/Holiday Events

St. Patrick’s Day parades in Philadelphia, Buffalo, Boston, New York, Chicago and Ireland have either been postponed or scrapped.

Cruises

Princess and Viking have halted all cruises for the near future.