OMG!….What will we do?
Miley and Madonna?…….
I’d rather be air dropped at coronavirus ground zero than one attend one of their shows!
Pop stars Miley Cyrus and Madonna and rock band Pearl Jam have called off concerts as the impact of coronavirus begins to hit live music.
Cyrus has called off a trip to Australia, where she was due to headline a bushfire benefit concert.
Two Madonna shows in Paris have been cancelled after French authorities banned large gatherings.
And Pearl Jam have postponed their US and Canada tour, saying the risk “is simply too high for our comfort level”.
Meanwhile, reports say the Coachella music festival in California will be put back to October. The most high-profile festival in the US, it was due to take place in April and be headlined by Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean.
Miley ‘so disappointed’
The US singer had planned to fly to Melbourne to top the bill at Friday’s charity concert, but has decided to stay at home on advice from authorities “to reduce potential health risks”. The concert has now been called off.
“I am so disappointed to not be there, but I have to do what is right to protect the health and safety of my band and crew.”Miley Cyrus
Madonna tour ends early
The Queen of Pop’s shows at the 2,800-capacity Grand Rex in Paris on Tuesday and Wednesday were due to have been the last of her Madame X world tour.
But on Sunday, the French government banned gatherings of more than 1,000 people.
“It is with profound regret that we are announcing the cancellation of the last two Madame X shows,” the venue said.