In yet another blow to the music industry, AEG Presents has announced a swath of Colorado concert postponements and cancellations in the months of May, June, and July due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus.
According to CBS Denver, the Thursday announcement impacts all AEG events in Colorado and that the company made the decision based on the state’s COVID-19 mandate prohibiting mass gatherings. Affected shows span from March to July at venues including the 1st Bank Center, the Bluebird, Ogden, and Gothic Theaters, as well as the Mission Ballroom, Pepsi Center, and Red Rocks Amphitheatre. AEG Presents recommends ticket-holders visit the venues’ websites for the latest postponements and cancellations in Colorado.
While venues will reschedule many shows, some have already seen an outright cancellation, such as Lotus‘ show at Red Rocks with Marc Rebillet, Breakbot, and Eminence Ensemble on April 25th and The Motet‘s co-headlining show with Turkuaz, Jerry Harrison, Adrian Belew, and Rubblebucket on May 22nd. As of now, The Revivalists‘ performance with Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Neal Francis on June 12th at Red Rocks, as well as Umphrey’s McGee‘s three-night run with Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, Cory Wong, Goose, Godboner, and more, have not been canceled, leaving hope for rescheduled dates.
At this point, July seems to be the tipping point for live events, as several bands and musicians have rescheduled performances to the end of the month. Both Pigeons Playing Ping Pong and The Disco Biscuits have recently announced shows at the end of July, shining a light at the end of our proverbial quarantine tunnel. For the latest information on concert cancellations and postponements, be sure to follow Live For Live Music‘s COVID-19 Concert Cancellation Tracker.