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Music venues could reopen in fall 2021 under right circumstances

Posted by on January 12, 2021

  Live events could be making a comeback by the fall, if everything goes to plan.  During a virtual conference organized by the Association of Performing Arts Professionals this past Saturday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the United States, said that depending on how the COVID-19 vaccination rollout goes, live venues […]

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New pandemic relief bill includes $15 Billion for live venues

Posted by on December 22, 2020

  Live venues are about to get a bit of sorely needed financial relief.  On Sunday, congress passed a new $900 billion pandemic relief bill that will not only give citizens a $600 stimulus check, but also provide “live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions” with $15 billion in federal funding.  According to a […]

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New poll finds majority of music professionals believe industry will return by 2021

Posted by on October 1, 2020

  From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the music industry has been upended with venues going dark for months on end and thousands left without jobs. Now six months in, a new normal is starting to set in as certain bright spots start to emerge.  A new survey conducted by Pollstar and VenuesNow has […]

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Lollapalooza Co-founder predicts concerts won’t return until 2022

Posted by on July 20, 2020

  The concert industry has been hurting over the last four months or so as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to halt live music around the world. While many agree that 2021 is when shows will begin to pick up again, at least one insider thinks it could be much later.  In a recent appearance on […]

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England will allow indoor concerts starting in August 2020

Posted by on July 20, 2020

It looks like indoor events with socially distanced audiences will start in England as early as next month. On Friday (17th), prime minister Boris Johnson announced the plan to begin indoor events beginning August 1st. Similar to the UK allowing outdoor concerts to resume, there will be restrictions and will not proceed if this decision […]

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U.K. Government allows outdoor concerts to resume

Posted by on July 13, 2020

    Outdoor concerts in the U.K. are on their way back! Starting this past Saturday, July 11, outdoor performances and festivals can resume, as long as audience sizes are limited and attendees remain socially-distanced.  Said Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, “Of course we won’t see crowds flooding into their venues, but from July 11 our […]

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Destruction share ‘Back to Thrash’ Post Lockdown Shows Aftermovie

Posted by on July 6, 2020

  As the uncertainties of COVID-19 continue, events are happening to test socially-distanced shows and bring back music and the arts in communities. Parts of Europe have been doing relatively well compared to The United States, Brazil, and India when it comes to containing the coronavirus. With such progress, there are areas all over the […]

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UK to open first socially-distanced music venue

Posted by on July 6, 2020

    A new venue dedicated to socially-distanced events is coming to the UK this summer. The Virgin Money Unity Arena is slated to open in August at Newcastle Racecourse in Gosforth Park, Newcastle upon Tyne. Photos of the 2,500-person capacity outdoor venue show sectioned-off platforms with two metres (6.56 feet) distance between them faced […]

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Headbangers Brawl: Do you think concerts should happen now?

Posted by on June 30, 2020

  Since March, we’ve seen many predictions on when concerts will return, what they would look like, what fans could end up wearing, and walking through a disinfectant mist. It’s safe to say we are in an unpredictable state of “anything goes” mentality. While COVID-19 cases continue to rise, events are happening across the United […]

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Tennessee & Idaho hold non-socially distanced concerts amidst rising COVID-19 cases

Posted by on June 30, 2020

  This past weekend saw two states, Tennessee and Idaho, hold concerts where social distancing seemed to be far from anyone’s minds.  On June 27, concertgoers attended a show put on by country singer Chase Rice at Tennessee’s Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. A now-deleted video shared by Rice on his Instagram showed a packed house […]

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