Swift cancels 2020 tour due to COVID
Friday, April 17, 2020 – Taylor Swift has canceled her entire 2020 tour due to COVID-19, she announced today.
"I'm so sad I won't be able to see you guys in concert this year, but I know this is the right decision. Please, please stay healthy and safe. I'll see you on stage as soon as I can but right now what's important is committing to this quarantine, for the sake of all of us," Swift posted on Twitter.
Swift said on her website, "Fighting COVID-19 is an unprecedented challenge for our global community and the safety and wellbeing of fans should always be the top priority. Health organizations and governments around the world have strongly discouraged large public gatherings for an undetermined period of time. With many events throughout the world already cancelled, and upon direction from health officials in an effort to keep fans safe and help prevent the spread of COVID-19, sadly the decision has been made to cancel all Taylor Swift live appearances and performances this year."
"The U.S. and Brazil shows will be rescheduled to take place in 2021, with dates to be announced later this year. Tickets held for each of those shows will transfer to a new show date without action on the part of ticket holders."
"For those who desire refunds for tickets purchased for the U.S. Lover Fest shows, they will be available starting May 1st subject to Ticketmaster terms. Watch for an email from Ticketmaster with instructions on how to request one. For currently available information on all other performance dates, please click the information button under each event below. Thank you so much for understanding. We look forward to seeing you all, happy and healthy, in the future."
Jones, Marsalis, Krall headline Newport Jazz
Tuesday, February 11, 2020 – The Newport Jazz Festival will be anchored by Norah Jones, Wynton Marsalis and Diana Krall.
The Festival will be held Aug. 7-9 at Fort Adams State Park in Newport, R.I.
Pianist Robert Glasper will take up residency across all three days of the festival, bringing something new at each performance. Drummer Makaya McCraven will return for a second year, fresh off of his re-imagining of Gil Scott-Heron's, "I'm New Here."
Jimmy Cliff and Angélique Kidjo perform the Talking Heads' "Remain In Light," and Japanese jazz-composer Hiromi will bring a global perspective. Genre-bending indie-jazz artists such as Khruangbin and Cory Wong will perform alongside Newport Jazz Artistic Director's own A Christian McBride Situation.
Other artists include Charles Lloyd Kindred Spirits, Maria Schneider Orchestra, Chris Potter Circuits Trio featuring James Francies and Eric Harland, Joe Lovano "Trio Tapestry" featuring Marilyn Crispell & Carmen Castaldi, Nicholas Payton, Hiromi, Nate Smith + KINFOLK, The Comet is Coming, The Soul Rebels, The Jazz Gallery All-Stars, Arturo/Zack/Adam O'Farrill Quintet, Avery*Sunshine, Jeff "Tain" Watts, Nubya Garcia, Michela Marino Lerman - Love Movement, Warren Wolf and Wolfpack, Somi, Catherine Russell, Miguel Zenón Quartet, and an extended The History of Jazz set that will feature Tuba Skinny, Vince Giordano & The Night Hawks, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Mike Davis' The New Wonders, Colin Hancock & His Signature Seven.
"This year's Newport Jazz Festival continues the tradition of presenting jazz, as George Wein would say, "from J to Z," said McBride. "For three days in August, all eyes and ears in the jazz world focus on what happens at Newport. It's a thrill to present everyone from the great Wynton Marsalis, who's making his first appearance at the festival in nine years to Diana Krall, who's making her first appearance at the festival in over 20 years."
"We welcome back old friends like Charles Lloyd, who served as our artist-in-residence in 2018, and Robert Glasper, who serves as this year's artist-in-residence. Newport Jazz has always featured artists from all areas, from Chuck Berry to Mahalia Jackson to Aretha Franklin to James Brown to Led Zeppelin to the Allman Brothers. Since 2017, artists like The Roots, Common, Living Colour and George Clinton and more have all played the festival. This year, Newport Jazz presents reggae legend, Jimmy Cliff. Oh yes, this year's going to be deep. Norah Jones is back after her smashing 2016 Newport debut, Avery*Sunshine makes her debut, as does vibraphonist Warren Wolf."
The Festival started 66 years ago in 1954. Showcasing more than 50 individual Jazz ensembles, the festival will offer music on four stages, including the Fort, Quad, Harbor stages and Storyville, the intimate venue located in the Newport Festivals Museum.
The schedule includes:
Friday, Aug. 7 – Fort Adams State Park
• Norah Jones
• Jimmy Cliff
• Robert Glasper
• A Christian McBride Situation
• Chris Potter Circuits Trio
• Nicholas Payton
• Catherine Russell
• The History of Jazz
• Tuba Skinny
• Vince Giordano & The Night Hawks
• David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band
• Mike Davis' The New Wonders
• Colin Hancock & His Signature Seven
Saturday, Aug. 8 – Fort Adams State Park
• Wynton Marsalis
• Angélique Kidjo's Remain In Light
• Robert Glasper
• Charles Lloyd Kindred Spirits
• Makaya McCraven
• Nate Smith + KINFOLK
• The Jazz Gallery All-Stars
• The Comet is Coming
• Arturo/Zack/Adam O'Farrill Quintet
• Michela Marino Lerman - Love Movement
• Miguel Zenón Quartet
Sunday, Aug. 9 – Fort Adams State Park
• Diana Krall
• Robert Glasper
• Maria Schneider Orchestra
• Joe Lovano "Trio Tapestry"
• Cory Wong
• The Soul Rebels
• Jeff "Tain" Watts
• Nubya Garcia
• Warren Wolf and Wolfpack
Coachella names Rage, Scott, Ocean as headliners
Thursday, January 2, 2020 – Coachella returns this 2020 to the Empire Polo Club in Indio, Cal. for two weekends set for April 10-12 and again April 17-19 with weekend one sold out following the advance sale earlier this year. Rage Against the Machine, Travis Scott and Frank Ocean will headline both weekends.
The line-up includes:
(Sandy) Alex G
88rising's Double Happiness
Amyl and the Sniffers
Carly Rae Jepsen
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib
girl in red
Giselle Woo & The Night Owls
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard
Kruder & Dorfmeister
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu
Lana Del Rey
Lil Nas X
Lil Uzi Vert
Louis The Child
Mariah the Scientist
Megan Thee Stallion
Rage Against the Machine
Rex Orange County
Run The Jewels
Sampa The Great
Seun Kuti & Egypt 80
The Comet Is Coming
The Martinez Brothers
The Murder Capital
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