Live Nation Reportedly Plans To Halt All Tours Due To Coronavirus

According to reports, including one from Billboard, Live Nation is preparing to pause all tours in the midst of the…


Lauren Jo Black

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March 12, 2020


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According to reports, including one from Billboard, Live Nation is preparing to pause all tours in the midst of the outbreak of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. The mandate will affect all tours, both internationally and domestically.

This will reportedly affect all tours through the end of the month. Billboard states that a few shows will continue Thursday and Friday (March 12 and 13), however, the remaining weekend shows will not take place.

The country music tours affected include Jason Aldean, Zac Brown Band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Shania in Vegas, Chris Stapleton and many others.

This story is still developing and will be updated as more information becomes available. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.