NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Upcoming shows in North Texas by Willie Nelson, Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban and Lizzo are cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
They’re the latest cancellations and postponements due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Chris and his wife Morgane Stapleton released the following statement:
We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience this will undoubtedly cause. Please know these decisions are not made lightly and we are working diligently to find new dates for these shows & will announce that information as soon as it becomes available to us.
We look forward to seeing you soon. Until then, our hope is that you all stay safe and well.
Across the pond, The Who postponed their UK and Ireland tour that was scheduled to start Monday and run through April 8.
The city of Houston ordered the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo to close early too.
Several events were canceled in Los Angeles, including the upcoming TCM Classic Film Festival, and the Kids Choice Awards, which was postponed.
Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth has canceled all public and private events through March 31 due to concerns over the coronavirus outbreak.
However, officials said the plaza will remain open during normal daytime and evening hours.
According to officials, the decision to cancel the events came “in light of the continued spread of COVID-19 around the country and now in Tarrant County, and in consideration of guidance from health officials.”
It was two days ago that Tarrant County reported its first presumptive case of coronavirus in a resident. That person had traveled recently traveled to Kentucky for a conference in February.
All previously purchased tickets for the Chris Stapleton show will be honored for the new date.