The emergence of the highly contagious variant of omicron led to an increase in coronavirus infections in the United States in early 2022, with the number increasing every day – and as a result, COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc in the world. live music industry.

As announcements of cancellations and postponements arrive, we keep track of the latest additions to this updated list. Below, find all of the 2022 concerts and festivals that have been canceled or postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (These are listed in descending order of ad, so find the latest cancellations at the top.)

Jason isbell

Jason Isbell tested positive for a groundbreaking case of COVID-19 on January 11 and canceled and rescheduled a series of shows as a result. “I got myself a revolutionary case of COVID”, Isbell Recount his fans via Twitter. “Lots of sinus drainage type stuff, scratchy throat and some muscle aches, but no coughs or breathing issues just yet. Boosted and very grateful for it. Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit shows in Asheville, North Carolina, scheduled for January 11-12, has been canceled. Concerts in Louisville (January 14-15), Columbus, Ohio (January 16), Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania (January 17) and Wilmington, North Carolina ( Jan. 19) will be rescheduled, and her next tour date will be Jan. 21 in Charlotte, NC, with opener Adia Victoria.

The BPM Festival Costa Rica

Two days before the scheduled start, the organizers of the BPM Festival Costa Rica postponed the event. The festival was scheduled to take place in the seaside town of Tamarindo, Costa Rica, from January 12-18, 2022. Organizers have yet to release new dates. “After more than a year of planning and looking forward to welcoming you to our 15th Anniversary edition, we sympathize with your feeling of disappointment and frustration and are more than sorry to share this news with you,” wrote the organizers of BPM in A declaration.

Billy Joel

Billy Joel announced via Twitter that his Jan. 14 show at Madison Square Garden will now take place on August 24, making it the second postponement of the event. “Nothing is more important to me than the safety and well-being of my group, my team and the fans; so due to unfortunate circumstances related to COVID, we made the decision to postpone the January 14 concert at MSG, ”said Joel. wrote.

Rina sawayama

“Due to ongoing restrictions resulting from the recent wave of COVID, I have to cancel all of my European dates in March of this year. I was so excited to come and play for all of you so it’s extremely disappointing, ”Sawayama shared via social media. The good news, she said, is that she has promised that she will return to the EU “soon” with what she described as “a bigger show and new music (EEEE). “.

64th Annual Grammy Awards

The Recording Academy has postponed the 64th annual Grammy Awards due to the spread of the omicron COVID-19 variant, the organization said. The event was originally scheduled for January 31 at
CRYPTO.COM Arena in Los Angeles, but will now drop in spring – possibly April – according to sources. “After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th annual GRAMMY Awards.” , said a joint statement from the Recording Academy and CBS. . “The health and safety of members of our music community, the live audience and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remain our top priority. Considering the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31 just carries too much risk. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon. “

Los Temerarios

In an official press release shared on their social media, Los Temerarios said that due to the “critical situation” they have decided to postpone their 2022 tour – which was due to start on February 4 – and move it to 2023. right now everyone’s health is the top priority, and although we want to get back on stage and reunite with our fans, we don’t want to endanger anyone, ”the group, led by brothers Gustavo and Adolfo Angel, wrote.

Carlos Vives

Carlos Vives has announced that his Después de todo… Vives tour, which began in December and was scheduled to resume January 13 in Seattle, was postponed until further notice.

David lee roth

The 66-year-old former Van Halen singer was scheduled to end his career with a series of five farewell concerts at the Las Vegas House of Blues in Mandalay Bay in January after canceling his scheduled New Year’s Eve shows. New Years and New Years Day instead due to the rapid spread of the Omicron COVID-19 variant. Shows are now listed as ‘canceled’ on the the site of the place, but Roth representatives announced on December 30 that the New Year’s broadcasts would be pushed back to February 11 and 12.