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Israel held first beachfront gathering in Tel Aviv since COVID-19 outbreak

Posted by on May 22, 2020

  The COVID-19 pandemic is a time of confusion as there are different rules and guidelines taking place in all parts of the globe. One area could be months away from seeing a live event happen, and others, such as Arkansas, are ready to experiment with social distancing concerts. As festivals and major tours are […]

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Promoters contemplate what concerts might look like in the wake of COVID-19

Posted by on May 22, 2020

  Live music is going to look a whole lot different in the aftermath of the pandemic. While a full-scale live music resurgence might not be in the cards for at least a year, there continues to be speculation as to what concerts might look like once venues start to open up again. A new […]

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First socially-distanced concert in the US takes place in Arkansas

Posted by on May 20, 2020

  Despite a host of issues leading up to it, the first socially-distanced concert in the US took place in Arkansas on Monday (18).  Bishop Gunn frontman Travis McCready took the stage at Temple Live in Fort Smith, AR for an intimate acoustic set, playing to a sparsely-filled room of masked concert-goers. It was the […]

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Industry experts issue concert reopening guide, prohibiting moshing and crowdsurfing during COVID-19 pandemic

Posted by on May 13, 2020

  2020 has hit us hard with uncertainties and a pandemic where many wouldn’t expect to experience in their lifetime nor prepared for something that feels like it came out of a science fiction novel. Between January 1st to today, May 13th, there have been 297,324 COVID-19 related deaths (and counting). While different parts of the world have […]

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Arkansas venue to host one of the US’ first “Socially Distanced” concerts

Posted by on May 6, 2020

  The state of Arkansas is attempting to get back to some semblance of “life-as-we-knew-it” by becoming the second state to start allowing for “socially distanced” concerts to take place. Governor Asa Hutchinson announced Monday that the state will be reopening concert venues starting on May 18. One venue, however, is looking to get a […]

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California’s reopening plan reveal concerts most likely won’t return for months

Posted by on April 29, 2020

  During yesterday’s (28th) press conference, Gov. Gavin Newsom has revealed California’s four-stage reopening plan for the state’s economy after weeks of quarantine due to controlling the spread of COVID-19. According to the LA Times, the reopening plan has no timetables as they are trying to avoid another shutdown. Stage 2 can possibly be phased […]

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Health advisor warns it might not be safe for live events to come back until fall 2021

Posted by on April 13, 2020

  With everything that’s been going on over the last couple of months with the COVID-19 outbreak, it’s looking more and more like large scale live events will be gone for longer than anticipated. If one health advisor is correct, that time frame could be as late as fall 2021.  Dr. Ezekiel “Zeke” Emanuel, a […]

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Booking agent warns touring industry might not fully resume until 2021

Posted by on April 8, 2020

  The entertainment world was rocked nearly a month ago when the COVID-19 pandemic put touring at a stand still. Some artists have postponed their spring tours into mid-late 2020 and 2021 while others have cancelled their treks entirely.  It’s hard to know when touring will go back to “normal” or even if it will […]

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Things You Can Do While Waiting For A Concert

Posted by on June 25, 2019

  Festival season is upon us once more and millions of people will be gearing up to attend gatherings of like-minded music fans to see their favourite acts in the flesh. Of course if you are waiting for a concert of any kind, there’s always a chance that boredom will set in. Thankfully there are lots […]

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Danzig is 100% right in banning cell phones from concerts

Posted by on December 19, 2017

Is there anyone in metal who gets more unbridled disdain on social media than Glenn Danzig? Short of the egotistical capitalist parading as socialist Tom “Do you know who I am?!” Morello, I don’t think there is. And granted Danzig says some absurd statements, produces some campy videos and gives us some truly cringe-worthy moments, […]

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