Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony postponed due to coronavirus outbreak
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been postponed as the ongoing coronavirus pandemic continues to cause havoc.
As the music industry continues to see major festivals and touring dates put on hold, the Rock and Roll Hall of fame has followed suit as a precautionary safety measure.
The event was due to add the likes of Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, T-Rex, the Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston and the Notorious B.I.G.
“We are very disappointed to announce the postponement of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,” Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President Joel Peresman said in a statement. “Our first concern is to the health and safety of our attendees and artists and we are complying to the direction of the local and state authorities and common sense.
“We look forward to rescheduling the ceremony and will make that announcement at the earliest convenience.”
The ongoing epidemic of coronavirus disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of Hubei in China. As of March 12th, 2020, more than 126,135 cases have been confirmed, of which more than 8,000 were classified as serious.
With more than 4,630 people having died from the virus, most of which have come in different provinces of China, coronavirus has now spread to 110 other countries—including mainland Europe, South America and North America.