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Notable cancelations

Cultural events

A number of concert tours and public events have been temporarily suspended in an effort to prevent further spread of COVID-19.

Production on several movies and shows has also ceased. Shows like The Flash, Riverdale, Batwoman, Supergirl and The 100 all halted production for the time being.

South Korean k-pop band, BTS reported that they’d be canceling and rescheduling the remainder of their April tour dates.

Green Day announced that they were canceling all Asian based shows in wake of the COVID-19 outbreak.

The Ultra Music Festival in Miami was forced to postpone until next year.

Coachella was pushed to October 2020.

New York City and Chicago both cancelled their respective St. Patricks Day Parade’s. New York’s is the nations oldest St. Patricks Day Parade and has never been cancelled in its 257 year run making this year an historic first. Over 2 million usually attend the event.

Country star, Blake Shelton, announced that the remainder of the “Friends and Heroes” tour would be rescheduled.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York closed temporarily.

WonderCon Anaheim, which was set to take place this April, was postponed.

The Kentucky Derby Festival postponed all events through April 4.

After New York officials temporarily banned events with 500 or more people to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Tribeca Film Festival was postponed and Broadway went dark.

Beyond Wonderland SoCal, which was scheduled for March, was postponed until June. EDC Las Vegas is still scheduled for this May.

Billie Eilish postponed several of her North American tour dates “until further notice.” Rescheduled dates will be announced soon.

New York based late-night shows, like the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers halted production until March 30, at the soonest.

Singer Avril Lavigne canceled multiple tour dates in Europe for March and April.

A variety of blockbuster films pushed their release dates back including Disney’s latest live action remake, Mulan, the latest James Bond flick and A Quiet Place 2.

Walt Disney announced that they’re halting production on select live action films.

The world-famous Boston Marathon was postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak. The race that was set to take place Monday, April 20 and is now scheduled for September 14. 

The Ellen Show halted production until March 30.

New York City officials made a decisive decision and closed a majority of their city’s public venues including movie theaters, bars, nightclubs and other locations. Restaurants, café’s and other dining locales were limited to deliveries and orders.

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