Glenn Pinkerton/Las Vegas News Bureau
Sunday, March 15, 2020 | 7:39 p.m.
NEW YORK — The present is not going to go on for the Academy of State Tunes, right after all.
The academy claimed Sunday that it was suspending its yearly awards present, which was to be held April 5 at the MGM Garden Arena in Las Vegas and televised on CBS, since of the coronavirus pandemic.
The prepare now is to keep the present in September, at a day and location to be identified.
The academy “went to good lengths to obtain a safe answer for the present to go on,” claimed Damon Whiteside, academy CEO. The conclusion to postpone arrived right after “constant conversations” with anyone associated, he claimed.
It’s the latest in a wave of functions that were due to attract massive audiences to drop by the wayside, supplied well being information for folks to retain their social distance to avoid transmission.
Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Elle King and Ashley McBryde were between the artists scheduled to complete on the present.
Whilst the coronavirus results in only moderate indications these types of as fever or cough for most folks, in can induce additional extreme illnesses, notably between more mature adults and folks with current well being problems.
The South By Southwest competition in Austin, Texas, was canceled above issues of spreading the coronavirus, and the California-centered music festivals Coachella and the nation-themed Stagecoach are staying postponed until eventually the drop.