Live Events and Coronavirus: Cancellations, Ticket Refunds and Industry Impact

What events have been canceled or postponed due to coronavirus

Canceled:

  • It was reported that all Broadway shows will be shutdown until May of 2021. (10/8)
  • The Pac 12 has canceled their fall football season. They are looking into options to play in the spring. (8/11)
  • The Big Ten has canceled their fall football season. They hope to be able to play in the spring. (8/11)
  • The Mountain West conference has canceled the fall football season. They hope to be able to play in the spring. (8/10)
  • The Mid-American Conference has announced that all fall sports, including the football season, have been canceled. They are the first FBS conference to cancel sports this fall. (8/8)
  • The Radio City Rockettes have canceled their annual Christmas show. (8/7)
  • The University of Connecticut Huskies have announced that they are suspending their football program for the 2020 season. They are the first FBS team to cancel their 2020 season. (8/5)
  • The NFL has canceled all preseason games for the 2020 season. (7/28)
  • The Citi Open in Washington D.C. has been canceled. (7/22)
  • The 2020 MLB All-Star Game has officially been canceled. The Los Angeles Dodgers will now host the 2022 All-Star Game. (7/3)
  • The Made In America festival has been canceled. (7/2)
  • Austin City Limits 2020 has been canceled. (7/2)
  • The 2020 Minor League season has been will be canceled. (6/30)
  • According to Adam Schefter, the Dallas Cowboys vs. Pittsburgh Steelers preseason opener at the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio, on August 6th has been canceled. The Hall of Fame's enshrinement ceremony, which was scheduled for August 8th, has been postponed. (6/25)
  • Bonnaroo 2020 have been canceled. The festival has scheduled its 2021 dates for June 17th-20th. (6/25)
  • Outside Lands 2020 has been canceled. Those with tickets for this year's event can use them for the 2021 festival, which is set for August 6th-8th. Refunds  are also available. (6/24)
  • It is being reported that Broadway Shows, which are already on hold until Labor Day, will remain closed until January, 2021. (6/23)
  • Stagecoach Festival has been canceled. (6/10)
  • Coachella 2020 has been canceled. Goldenvoice, the production company behind Coachella, are now considering whether to hold a reduced capacity festival in April of 2021 or a full-scale event in October of 2021. (6/10)
  • Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds have canceled their remaining 2020 tour dates. (6/9)
  • LollapaloozaChicago SummerDance, along with a many other events in Chicago have been canceled. (6/9)
  • Summerfest 2020 has been canceled. (6/4)
  • Coachella, which previously was pushed back from April to October, now appears to be canceled for 2020. According to Bloomberg, the festival organizers are asking artists lined up for the 2020 event to play in 2021 instead. (6/1)
  • Bob Dylan has canceled his 2020 summer tour. (5/13)
  • Broadway shows will remain closed until at least Labor Day. (5/12)
  • Journey has canceled their 2020 summer tour. (5/5)
  • The Psycho Las Vegas Festival, originally scheduled for August 13th-16th, has been canceled. (5/5)
  • The NFL will not play any of its International Series games in 2020. (5/4)
  • The Little League World Series has been canceled. (4/30)
  • MLB Hall of Fame induction weekend has been canceled. The Class of 2020 will be inducted in 2021, alongside the Class of 2021, on July 25, 2021. (4/29)
  • Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals have been canceled. (4/29)
  • Louder Than Life, Bourbon & Beyond, and Hometown Rising have been canceled. All three were set to take place in September in Louisville, Kentucky. (4/25)
  • Bright Eyes has canceled most upcoming North American dates for their reunion tour. (4/24)
  • Dead & Company have canceled their 2020 tour dates. (4/22)
  • Bon Jovi has canceled his 2020 tour. (4/20)
  • Taylor Swift has canceled all 2020 tour dates. They will be rescheduled for 2021. (4/17)
  • The New Orleans Jazz Festival has been canceled. (4/16)
  • Burning Man, which was supposed to take place on August 30th through September 7th, has been canceled. (4/11)
  • The XFL has suspended operations and currently has no plans to return in 2021. (4/10) 
  • UFC 249 has been canceled and all upcoming UFC events have been postponed indefinitely. (4/9)
  • The National LaCrosse League has canceled the remainder of their season. (4/8)
  • Rocklahoma Festival has been canceled
  • MLB has canceled this year's London Series between the St. Louis Cardinals and Chicago Cubs. (4/1)
  • Boston Calling 2020 has been canceled. (4/1)
  • CMA Fest has been canceled. (3/31)
  • Governors Ball 2020 has been canceled. (3/27)
  • Firefly Music Festival has been canceled. (3/25)
  • Sonic Temple, Epicenter, and Welcome to Rockville have been canceled.  (3/24)
  • Lightning In a Bottle has been cancelled, and no refunds are being issued.  In a statement, the company said that they're "working on a plan to make you whole over the next few LIB’s. This will include a system for crediting you for future years." (3/21).
  • The men's and women's NCAA basketball tournaments have been canceled. (3/12)
  • All Broadway shows are cancelled until April 12th. (3/12)
  • PGA Tour cancels Players Championship after first round along with the Valspar Championship (March 19-22), World Golf Championships – Dell Technologies Match Play (March 25-29), Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship (March 26-29) and Valero Texas Open (April 2-5). (3/12)
  • The Big East basketball tournament has been canceled. (3/12)
  • The SEC, Big Ten and AAC basketball tournamentshave been canceled. (3/12)
  • The ACC basketball tournament has been canceled (3/12)
  • The Atlantic 10 basketball tournament has been canceled. (3/12)
  • The Pac 12 basketball tournament has been canceled. (3/12)
  • The Big 12 basketball tournament has been canceled. (3/12)
  • The WAC basketball tournament has been canceled. (3/12)
  • The MAC basketball tournament has been canceled. (3/12)
  • The Conference USA basketball tournament has been cancelled (3/12). 
  • The Sun Belt basketball tournament has been canceled. (3/12)
  • The Southland basketball tournament has been canceled. (3/12)
  • The Big Sky basketball tournament has been canceled. (3/12)
  • The Big West basketball tournament has been cancelled. (3/12)
  • The American East Conference will cancel their championship game. (3/12)
  • The SWAC basketball tournament has been canceled. (3/12)
  • The Miami Open has been canceled. (3/12)
  • The Metropolitan Opera has canceled all events through March 31st. (3/12)
  • All US Men's and Women's soccer friendlies in March and April have been canceled. (3/12)
  • The Houston Rodeo has been canceled. (3/11)
  • Michigan and Ohio State canceled their annual spring football games. (3/11)
  • Ivy League Conference Basketball Tournament (3/10)
  • Madonna Tour Dates on March 10th and 11th dates canceled. (3/9)
  • BNP Paribas Open (3/9)
  • SXSW (Scheduled for March 13th to March 22nd - canceled 3/6)
  • Ultra Music Festival (canceled on 3/6)

Postponements & Other News: 

  •  Firewater Festival 2020 has been postponed until September 30-October 2, 2021. (8/11)
  • There will be no fans allowed at the U.S. Open golf championship which are set to be held at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck from September 14th through the 20th. (7/30)
  • Rammstein has postponed their 2020 tour to 2021. (7/16)
  • The 2020 Ryder Cup has been postponed until 2021. (7/8)
  • Megadeth and Lamb of God have postponed their 2020 tour until 2021. (7/2)
  • Primus has rescheduled their Rush Tribute tour to 2021. (6/27)
  • 'The Stadium tour' featuring Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett has been rescheduled for 2021 (6/19)
  • Alanis Morrisette has postponed and set new 2021 dates for her 'Jagged Little Pill' tour. (6/19)
  • Disturbed has postponed their 20th anniversary tour until 2021. (6/19)
  • My Chemical Romance has rescheduled their tour for 2021. (6/16)
    It is being reported that the 2020 US Open Tennis Championships in will begin on August 31st, but will be held without fans. (6/15)
  • New Order and Pet Shop Boys have postponed their 2020 tour to 2021. (6/11)
  • Harry Styles postpones his tour with Jenny Lewis until 2021. The North American leg will now start on August 14th of next year. (6/11)
  • The 2020 Osheaga Festival has been postponed and will now take place on July 30 – August 1 of 2021. (6/10)
  • Luke Bryan postpones his 2020 to to 2021. (6/1)
  • Alicia Keys has postponed her upcoming tour. (5/21)
  • The Weeknd has postponed his tour until 2021. (5/21)
  • Ministry have postponed their summer “Industrial Strength Tour”.  It has been rescheduled for spring 2021. (5/20)
  • The Hella Mega tour featuring Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy has been postponed until 2021. (5/19)
  • New Order and Pet Shop Boys have postponed their upcoming Tour. (5/13)
  • Iron Maiden have postponed all 2020 tour dates until June 2021. (5/7)
  • Billy Joel has postponed three more Madison Square Garden shows as well as his upcoming Notre Dame Stadium date. The shows, which were scheduled to take place between June and August, will now take place in 2021. (5/6)
  • The Eagles have postponed their 'Hotel California' tour until 2021. (5/4)
  • Rage Against The Machine has postponed their entire tour to 2021. (5/2)
  • The NBA draft lottery and combine have been postponed indefinitely. (5/1)
  • Thom Yorke has rescheduled his tour for the fall. (4/16)
  • Broadway shows will remain suspended until at least June 7th. (4/8)
  • Buku, Bunbury, Roskilde, and Sled Island have been postponed. (4/7)
  • The Preakness Stakes have been delayed. (4/6)
  • The PGA has rescheduled the PGA Championship for Aug. 6-9, 2020, the U.S. Open for Sept. 17-20, 2020, and The Masters: for Nov. 12-15, 2020. (4/6) 
  • Electric Daisy Carnival has been postponed and will now take place October 2nd-4th. (4/4)
  • JMBLYA has been postponed for the fall. (4/4)
  • Punk Rock Bowling festival has been postponed until 2021. (4/4)
  • Tool has postponed their entire tour. (4/4)
  • Justin Bieber has postponed his upcoming "Changes" tour. (4/1)
  • Queen + Adam Lambert have rescheduled their tour. The dates, which were originally set for May through July this year, will now take place in 2021. (4/1)
  • Hangout Festival has been postponed. (4/1)
  • Ringo Star has rescheduled his 2020 tour for basically the same dates in 2021. (3/31)
  • Kurt Vile has rescheduled his first solo tour in ten years to August. (3/30)
  • The 2020 Summer Olympics have been rescheduled for July 23 to August 8, 2021. (3/30)
  • III Points and Essence Festival have been postponed. III Points will take place on October 16th-17th and Essence Festival will take place “closer to the fall.” (3/30)
  • Roger Waters has postponed his tour. The dates will be rescheduled in 2021.(3/27)
  • Lovers & Friends, which was originally scheduled for May 8th and 9th, has been rescheduled for August 8th at the Dignity Health Sports Park. (3/27)
  • The Indianapolis 500 has been postponed. The race, which was originally scheduled for May 24th, will now take place on August 23rd. (3/27)
  • BTS has postponed their North American tour dates. All tickets will be honored for the new dates. (3/27)
  • The Eagles have rescheduled their "Hotel California Tour". (3/26)
  • Harry Styles and Camila Cabello have postponed their tour dates. (3/26)
  • Garth Brooks has rescheduled his Charlotte concert for June 13, 2020. All tickets will be honored. (3/25)
  • Lollapalooza has delayed their 2020 lineup announcement. It is not yet known whether the festival itself will be delayed. As of now, it's scheduled for July 30th through August 2nd. (3/25)
  • Summerfest has been postponed. It has been rescheduled for September 3rd-5th, 10th-12th, and 17th-19th. (3/24)
  • The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo have been postponed. (3/23) The games will be played in 2021. (3/24)
  • Beale Street, SweetWater 420, Movement Detroit music festivals have all be postponed. (3/20)
  • MLS has extended the suspension of all games. Their new target return date is May 10th. The extension was made in accordance with Sunday's guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) In the press release it was stated that MLS still intends to play a full 34 games game season in 2020. (3/19)
  • The Bonnaroo Music Festival has been postponed until September. It was original scheduled for June 11th to 14th and will now be held from September 24th through 27th.  (3/18)
  • The Shaky Knees Festival have been postponed until the fall. The festival will now take place on October 16th-18th. (3/18)
  • Cruel World Festival is postponed. The event will now take place on September 12th. (3/18)
  • Bottlerock Napa Valley have been rescheduled for October 2-4. (3/18)
  • Billy Joel has postponed several Madison Square Garden concerts. (3/18)
  • Tool has postponed their April and early May tour dates. (3/18)
  • The Rolling Stones have postponed their entire tour. (3/17)
  • Elton John postpones 19 “Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour” dates between 3/26 and 5/2. (3/17)
  • The Kentucky Derby & Kentucky Oaks have been postponed until September. The Derby will take place on the 5th and the Kentucky Oaks will be on the 4th. (3/17)
  • The New Orleans Jazz Festival have been postponed. (3/17)
  • Billie Eilish, Foo Fighters,  Thom Yorke, Third Eye Blind, Sturgill Simpson, Rage Against The Machine, My Chemical Romance, Wilco, Deftones, Disclosure, and  The Strokes have all postponed upcoming tour dates.
  • Florida's Tortuga festival was postponed from April 17th to 19th to October 2nd to 4th (3/16).
  • Nascar postponed the QuikTrip 500 set to take place at Atlanta Motor Speedway on March 15 and the Dixie Vodka 400 at Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 22 (3/13)
  • The Masters Golf Tournament has been postponed. (3/13)
  • Live Nation announces that it will be postponing current touring arena shows through the end of the month, including Billie Eilish, Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, Cher, Kiss, Post Malone, Tool, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Chris Stapleton
  • The XFL has suspended their season.
  • Major League Baseball is going to suspend spring training and delay the start of the regular season by at least two weeks. (3/12)
  • The next two NASCAR races at Atlanta Motor Speedway and Homestead-Miami Speedway will take place without fans in attendance
  • Jerry Seinfeld has postponed his New York City shows. "A rescheduled date will be announced shortly".
  • The NHL season has been suspended.
  • They Might Be Giants postpones upcoming 30th anniversary tour dates NYC, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. They have all been moved to September and December.  (3/12)
  • The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been postponed. This year's inductees includes Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, T-Rex and the Notorious B.I.G. (3/12)
  • The NBA suspended their season following Rudy Gobert's positive coronavirus test. (3/11)
  • MLS has suspended their season for 30 days. (3/12)
  • The ATP Tour has postponed all play for six weeks. (3/12)
  • The state of California recommended a statewide limit on large gatherings of 250 people or more through at least the remainder of March. If implemented, it would have a major impact on events in the state. (3/12)
  • Both the Men's and Women's NCAA Basketball tournaments will be played with no fans. Only “essential staff and limited family attendance.” (3/11)
  • Pearl Jam Tour Dates (All tour dates postponed until June. (3/9)
  • Coachella and Stagecoach festival have been postponed. The events were originally scheduled for April will now move to October. Coachella weekends will happen Oct. 9-11 and 16-18, and Stagecoach will happen Oct. 23-25.
  • The Seattle Mariners will not play home games in March in Seattle. They are working with the commissioner's office on alternative plans. (3/11)
  • Ciara had to postpone her hometown performance in Fort Hood, Texas, for the Fort Hood USO grand opening. Both have been pushed back to later this year.
  • Kiss canceled all meet and greets on their “End of the Road World Tour.”
  • Justin Bieber downsized from stadiums to arenas.

What to do if my event is canceled or postponed due to coronavirus?

  • If you purchased tickets on TicketIQ.com for an upcoming event that has been canceled, for any reason including the coronavirus, you will receive a full refund of the purchase price. Currently, teams and leagues are making the decision on how and if to issue refunds for postponed events, and TicketIQ is following team policy. The situation in evolving by the day, as you can read about in this article from OregonLive.com.
  • If your event has recently been canceled and hasn't received notification of a refund please email support@ticketiq.com.
  • Refunds are processed and credited as early as two weeks following the cancellation. However, due to a high volume of refund request, it could take longer.
  • If an event is postponed for a later date, your tickets are most likely still valid for the event. If you're unable to make a rescheduled date, please contact us and we'll do our best to accommodate.

What is Industry Impact Of Coronavirus?

By our estimates, the lost ticket revenue for the MLB, NBA (including playoffs), NHL (including playoffs), MLS and NCAA Basketball is approximately $8.5 Billion, based on market value (average secondary market prices*number of seats*number of games) of all of tickets available for sale across all events that have been postponed or cancelled.  Here's a tracking sheet for value lost for each team in the NBA, NHL and each round of March Madness.

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If you include NFL and NCAA Football, with venues limiting fans at 50% capacity, that number jumps to over $13 billion.

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