The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been postponed indefinitely due to coronavirus concerns.
There is no new date scheduled for the ceremony, originally set to take place in Cleveland on May 2. This year marks the first time the event will be broadcast live on HBO.
“We are very disappointed to announce the postponement of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony,” Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President Joel Peresman said in a statement. “Our first concern is to the health and safety of our attendees and artists and we are complying to the direction of the local and state authorities and common sense. We look forward to rescheduling the ceremony and will make that announcement at the earliest convenience.”
This year’s Hall of Fame class includes the Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, T-Rex and the Notorious B.I.G.
At the time of the press release, there were four confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Ohio. Governor Mike DeWine has called for a state of emergency, preparing to limit mass gatherings through a public order in an effort to reduce the spread of the disease.
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