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Protective suit being designed to protect against virus transmission at concerts

Posted by on May 26, 2020

  In the wake of COVID-19, many would-be concert goers are apprehensive about heading back out to venues where they would be in very close proximity to others. After all, no one wants to get sick, or for another outbreak to ravage the world. One design firm is working on a unique solution to ease […]

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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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Arkansas’ first socially distanced concert being shut down by state

Posted by on May 15, 2020

  Last week, it was announced that Fort Smith, Arkansas venue TempleLive would be holding their first post-lockdown concert. Now, that show is being shut down by the state. The show, an intimate acoustic set from Bishop Gunn frontman Travis McCready, was supposed to take place on May 15, three days before the state of […]

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AIF calls on UK Government to aid independent festival industry

Posted by on May 14, 2020

  The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the concert industry in ways that will be felt for a while. Festivals, for one, will have trouble in particular given that many people will be weary of attending such large gatherings. An estimated 90% of the UK’s festivals are likely to be cancelled this year with many believing […]

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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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Coronavirus: Germany bans major events until end of August; CA Governor says no concerts without COVID-19 vaccine

Posted by on April 15, 2020

We are currently living a new normal when uncertainty is more common than precise estimations. Therefore, while we practice social distancing, we should also take time to check in with each other. While we’ve heard a few predictions citing no concerts until spring or fall of 2021 and a tentative pause in the US until […]

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Coronavirus: Hellfest postponed to 2021

Posted by on April 9, 2020

  We are now starting to see events scheduled for May and June getting cancelled or postponed. However, some artists continue to fight for their late spring/summer tours to happen or haven’t officially announced the inevitable just yet. For example, Mötley Crüe’s Tommy Lee has recently told Billboard the tour is still a go. As […]

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