2021 Concerts & Festivals Canceled Due to COVID-19

2021 Concerts & Festivals Canceled Due to COVID-19

The 1975

The band announced Jan. 12 that they were canceling all 2021 shows. Said the band: “These are incredibly difficult times for a lot of people, and until we can be sure that we will be able to play shows in a way that is safe for our fans and crew, we have decided the best course of action is to cancel our touring so that, where possible, everyone can get their tickets refunded sooner rather than later.”


The annual festival had originally planned to return in April after canceling the 2020 festival, but announced Jan. 29 that it was off this year as well. New dates were not announced.


“In spite of our efforts to move Heaven & Earth, it has become clear that we simply will not be able to make the Festival happen this year,” organizers announced Jan. 21. The annual summertime fest was also canceled in 2020.


The popstar officially called off her already postponed Manic World Tour on Jan. 22, citing COVID-19 as the reason. “Safety is the priority. I wish things were different,” she tweeted. The North American leg had been set to kick off in June prior to the tour’s cancellation.

Houston Rodeo

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo announced Feb. 3 it has canceled all of its entertainment events for 2021. That includes the RODEOHOUSTON competitions, concerts and entertainment, carnival, and other attractions and activities, which were recently rescheduled for May 4-23 due to the ongoing pandemic.

Josh Groban

The singer had originally rescheduled the remaining 2020 shows of his Radio City Music Hall residency for April 2021, but pushed them back a year to April 7-9, 2022. He said in his announcement at the time: “With an open heart and all the patience I know we have in us to muster, I look forward to singing my head off for you in the greatest city in the world when the time comes.”


The popular country music festival — which was scheduled for late April — announced in January that the dates were canceled.

Thom Yorke

The Radiohead frontman announced via social media in early February that his solo 2021 U.S. tour dates for Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes were off.


The festival’s organizers unofficially canceled this year’s event when they sent a letter to the City of Miami requesting that the event be rescheduled for March 26-27, 2022.  Ultra had been scheduled for March 26-28 after canceling in 2020.

Source: News | Billboard

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