Living country and AEG have taken a big step forward in ensuring the health and safety of their public.
In light of the current global situation surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, leading live entertainment companies and talent agencies have joined forces to form a global task force “to provide strategic support and unified leadership in ensuring that precautionary efforts and ongoing protocol are in the best interest. artists, fans, staff and the global community. “
The task force recommended that major musical events “in the United States and countries deemed level 3 by the CDC” be postponed until the end of March.
The tastes of Billie Eilish and My chemical romance have postponed tour dates this month. Announcements for tours in Asia from Alanis Morissette, Dream Theater, and Rex County Orange still need to be done.
The working group includes Michel rapino (CEO and President, Live entertainment), Dan Beckerman (President and CEO, AEG & Crew member, Global ASM), Jay marciano (President and CEO, AEG presents), Rob light (Managing Partner and Head of the Music Division, CAA), Marc Geiger (Partner and Music Director, WME), Sam Gorès (President, Paradigm), Marty diamond (Head of World Music, Paradigm) and David Zedeck (Partner and global head of music, UTA).
Read the statement below:
Right now, we collectively recommend the postponement of large-scale events until the end of March. This recommendation is specific to the United States and countries deemed level 3 by the CDC. We continue to maintain that small-scale events in these areas follow guidelines set by their local government officials. We feel fortunate to have the ability to reschedule concerts, festivals and live events as needed, and we look forward to connecting fans soon with all of their favorite artists and live entertainment.
In the past two weeks, Asian music festivals like Land of wandering, VERY Festival: Spring Break, and Head in the clouds Jakarta were postponed to later dates. American music festivals like Coachella and SXSW also announced their postponements.
Stay tuned to Bandwagon for more updates.