Concern over the coronavirus is rapidly growing, and Live Nation and AEG are suspending tours for the rest of March as a response. On Thursday, the live-entertainment companies released a statement to Variety, saying they "have come together to form a global task force to drive strategic support and unified direction ensuring precautionary efforts and ongoing protocol are in the best interest of artists, fans, staff, and the global community." The task force includes Live Nation, AEG, CAA, WME, Paradigm, and UTA.
"At this time, we collectively recommend large scale events through the end of March be postponed," the statement read. "We continue to support that small scale events follow guidance set by their local government officials. We feel fortunate to have the flexibility to reschedule concerts, festivals, and live events as needed, and look forward to connecting fans with all their favourite artists and live entertainment soon."