Live Concerts May Not Return Until Fall of 2021

Written by on April 13, 2020

It is no secret that the music industry is having to cancel large concerts, award ceremonies, and huge gatherings. According to a recent report in the New York Times by oncologist and bioethicist Zeke Emanuel theorizes that live music/entertainment  industry could be on pause for a while.

“Restarting the economy has to be done in stages, and it does have to start with more physical distancing at a work site that allows people who are at lower risk to come back,” Emmanuel explains at length. “Certain kinds of construction, or manufacturing or offices, in which you can maintain six-foot distances are more reasonable to start sooner. Larger gatherings — conferences, concerts, sporting events — when people say they’re going to reschedule this conference or graduation event for October 2020, I have no idea how they think that’s a plausible possibility. I think those things will be the last to return. Realistically, we’re talking fall 2021 at the earliest.”

 


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