As fears over the coronavirus mount and cities like San Francisco place a ban on large gatherings of over 1,000 people, Live Nation Entertainment and AEG Presents, two of the the largest concert production firms, have placed a global pause on all touring.
Per Billboard, Live Nation told employees on Thursday that it will be postponing arena shows through the end of March and will discuss whether to resume in early April. Employees were also instructed to work remotely and not come into the office for at least the next few weeks.
Select concerts will move ahead as planned during the next few days, but after that, the remainder will be postponed.
Notably, Eilish's Where Do We Go? World Tour just kicked off on Monday, March 9, in Miami. She made headlines by airing a provocative video at the concert that showed her slowly taking off a tank top and revealing only a bra. Her goal was to silence any body shamers and address outside opinions of how she presents herself.
"You have opinions about my opinions, about my music, about my clothes, about my body. Some people hate what I wear, some people praise it, some people use it to shame others, some people use it to shame me," she said.
Similar to Live Nation, AEG Presents, owner of Coachella, which was recently moved to October, suspended all their touring activities for the rest of March, according to the New York Times. Among the big names that AEG supports are Celine Dion and Justin Bieber, whose Changes tour is scheduled to start in May.