The same public pressure that caused SXSW to cancel could also call-off Coachella. That’s right, a petition has called for Coachella to be cancelled due to coronavirus.
Will Coachella, the massive music festival set to kick off the weekend of April 10 in the California desert go ahead with the event?
Calls for a shutdown with a petition to call-off Coachella garnered more than 5,500 signatures. So far, SXSW and Ultra Music Festival cancelled. The economic cost of tech events cancelled due to coronavirus has surpassed $1 billion. I’m thinking the economic fallout could be 10x worse much worse than the virus itself.
The organizers of SXSW had no choice but to cancel one of the world’s biggest music event after public pressure. The CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey was first to cancel his speech. But according to our sources, Dorsey is moments away of being ousted from Twitter. Of course there was a domino effect where everybody started jumping off the ship in fear over the virus from Beastie Boys to Ozzy Osbourne to Trent Reznor. Finally, there was the Change.org petition signed by tens of thousands of people calling for the festival to be canceled. Hence, the organizers folded. As of now, the risk of contracting the COVID-19 is low in the U.S. and there have been less than 200 cases – out of those cases 99% made a full recovery without any complications.
This is the first time in 34 years that SXSW will not take place. I cannot even comprehend the level of disruption and and the impact it will have on the media event.
Demi Lovato released a new self-love and self-acceptance track I Love Me via Island and Republic Records.
“I was in the studio and I was working with one of my favourite producers. We were writing and we were making this song, it was like an anthem about body positivity,” says Lovato. “When I go into the next chapter of my career, what do I want it to be? Because I’ve always done the sexy route. I’ve never really done the whole feeling comfortable with myself.”
Lovato appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show to talk about the song prior to its release on March 5, 2020 and she will serve as a guest host on the show the following day, which will include interviewing Justin Bieber
In a shocking turn events, Ultra Music Festival has pulled the plug in Miami. That’s right, it’s cancelled. The electronic music festival will be postponed — possibly for a full year. The Miami Herald said it was cancelled over the concerns over the coronavirus. That’s a bit odd. There are no travel restrictions in the U.S. and SXSW and other festivals have announced that they will not be cancelling any events.
In instagram post Halsey said, “I think 2020 will mark the end of me touring for a very long time. Thank you for making the memories so special. I am cherishing every single night.”
The pop singers overseas Manic tour has begun with a rocky start. Halsey’s concert in Stockholm on February 24th was cancelled. Her show at WiZink Center, Madrid (16,000 capacity) grossed $259,769.00 w/ 4,053 (66%) Tickets Sold with an $64.09 Average Ticket Price. According to sources, artist that booked big stadium tours are wishing they booked smaller venues because ticket sales are soft. Nobody likes walking on stage to a near half empty arena. Why are ticket sales soft? We can’t blame the coronavirus, not yet, at least. It’s most likely competition on the road and artists have overestimated their worth. Big Instagram and TikTok followings doesn’t mean big crown turnout on the road.