The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is temporarily at a standstill due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The 35th annual induction ceremony in recognition of the 2020 class of honorees was originally set to take place on May 2 at 8 p.m. in the Public Auditorium in Cleveland. Due to looming safety concerns surrounding the virus, it will be held at a later date that has yet to be shared publicly.
“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 shared with multiple outlets. “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.”
This year’s list of inductees include fan favorite classic acts like Whitney Houston, the Notorious B.I.G and the Doobie Brothers.
Coachella’s sister country musical festival Stagecoach has also been pushed back. It will now take place during the weekend of Oct. 23.
“At the direction of the County of Riverside and local health authorities, we must sadly confirm the rescheduling of Coachella and Stagecoach due to COVID-19 concerns,” Goldenvoice said in a statement Tuesday.
“While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously,” the statement continued. “We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials.”
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