A week ago we wrote an article on how the coronavirus outbreak affects the event industry. We were one of the first to ask the question. And then it was just a question “Is the event industry a victim?”. Unfortunately today we have the answer and this is now officially a statement. It is. The virus hit the industry and it hit hard. A lot of governments have already made restrictions on all cultural events and many more keep on adding themselves to the list all day today.
Unfortunately, it is what it is. We will aim to keep you up to date on every event affected by the coronavirus here on our social media. Last week we gave you some of the event’s that were already cancelled. This week we give you a list of the affected events, which we will update frequently. You may use it as a tool to find out if an event you have tickets for is cancelled or postponed. Just look for your event below.
List of cancelled/postponed events
Last update 10.03.2020
Mariah Carey Tickets Honolulu HI Neal S Blaisdell Center Arena
Khalid Free Spirit Asia Tour 2020
BTS — Map of the Soul Tour in Asia
Stormzy: h i t h — The World Tour 2020 in Asia
Event Postponed — Green Day Live in Manila 2020 — New Date TBA
Avril Lavigne Concert In Asia World Expo
Louis Tomlinson / Milano
Ciara in Concert at Fort Hood//POSTPONED
Madonna in Paris
Pearl Jam: North America 2020
KISS End Of The Road World Tour — no meet and greet
Miley Cyrus Live in Melbourne
Coachella — postponed
Emerald City Comic-Con Seattle Conventional Center — Washington State — cancelled
Arnold Sports Festival — held without an audience
Ultra Music Festival 2020 — cancelled
Tomorrowland Music Festival (winter edition) — cancelled
Korea Times Music Festival — postponed
Saint Patrick’s Day Parades in Dublin and Boston — cancelled
Facebook F8 — Developers Conference — cancelled
TED 2020: Uncharted — held virtually or postponed until July
Game Developers Conference — cancelled after Microsoft and Electronic Arts backed out
Paris Book Fair– cancelled
SXSW — cancelled after Netflix, Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Twiter, TikTok and Intel pulled their contributions
Google Cloud Next ’20: Digital Connect | GDG West Sweden — will be held online
NCAA Basketball — cancelled 2 events already
Tokyo Marathon 2020 — restricted to elite runners
Formula 1 Grand Prix of Bahrain — held with no audience
Chinese Grand Prix, Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai, China — postponed
FIFA– Asian qualifiers for the 2022 World Cup — postponed
BNP Paribas Open — Tennis Tournament — cancelled
The biggest question is the Tokyo Olympics 2020 in July. Japan and the International Olympic Committee have said the Games will go on, but there have been discussions about holding competitions without spectators.
It is shocking to witness the speed at which our daily lives will change. We, as a ticketing company realize this very well. So what do we do in times of change? We once again chose not to panic. What we choose to focus on is the fact that the most adaptive always survive and we are nothing if not adaptive. We keep our spirits up, always looking for a shift, always striving to evolve in everything we do.
Why do we say this? Maybe some of you have already seen our roadmap for 2020 or you’ve been with us since the beginning and you have an idea of what we’re all about. We have put a lot of work to introduce and integrate blockchain in all we do. It has been and still is a long process and times like these are yet another proof of how important this is. A simple “don’t panic” is not always enough and we’ve witnessed many cases where blockchain could’ve been the solution. By integrating crypto in our ticketing platform we aim to prevent situations like the ones happening right now. A lot of event companies are suffering great loses when cancelling their events. Cancellation fees can harm both the organizer and the attendee. With blockchain and smart contracts, none of this will be an issue. Stay with us, the future is now and we’re about to prove it.