Coronavirus Slows Down Entertainment Industry

Morgan Berman, Features Editor

In an effort to prevent spreading the virus, a number of concerts, festivals, film and TV shoots, and other events have been canceled, rescheduled, or modified. 

Globally, there are 90,000 confirmed cases of the coronavirus, as of March 9. In the United States, the number has risen to at least 130 confirmed cases.

Travel restrictions caused Mariah Carey to say “aloha” to Hawaiian fans. The singer rescheduled for November when Christmas is near and she’s at her most powerful anyway.

The entire Asia leg of Khalid’s Free Spirit World Tour was ironically held back by travel advisories in several countries.

K-pop powerhouse BTS was unable to kick off their Map of the Soul Tour at Jamsil Olympic Stadium in Seoul due to the global outbreak. Ticket buyers for all three nights will receive refunds.

Green Day canceled several planned world tours in countries affected by the coronavirus: Singapore, Bangkok, Manila, Taipei, Hong Kong, Seoul, Osaka, and Tokyo. The band has not announced plans for the second leg of their tour, which takes them through part of Europe dealing with the outbreak.

Harry Styles stopped by the Howard Stern Show on March 2 and spoke about the coronavirus. Right now he feels the public is about 50/50 on whether to panic, so he doesn´t take it lightly.

Styles starts his ´LOVE ON TOUR´ in April 2020. In July I´m going to see him, so if he cancels the tour I´ll be devastated.