The Big Book of Cancellations: The Updating List of Pretty Much Every Dang Thing Canceled or Postponed Thanks to Coronavirus

The entertainment industry is in the midst of a shutdown because of the coronavirus. In order to reduce the virus' spread and "flatten the curve," all sorts of events—movie releases, theater productions, concerts, sports games—have been outright canceled or postponed to a later date.

As of time of publishing, more than 128,000 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed around the world, with a death toll of around 4,700. In the U.S., the virus has shown up in nearly 40 states, and at least 19 individual states have declared states of emergency. On Wednesday, President Donald Trump announced a 30-day travel ban from Europe, to try and prevent the outbreak from worsening.

The long-term effects of the coronavirus on the economy and entertainment industry remain to be seen, obviously. For now, though, the cancellations and delays keep coming. To keep track of everything in the entertainment world that's been thrown off course, here is a running list of all the events that have been cancelled or postponed due to the coronavirus.

Awards Ceremonies

The 2020 Billboard Latin Awards, scheduled for April 23, have been postponed.

.@Telemundo and @billboard will postpone the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Awards and #LatinFestPlus following the Nevada governor’s recommendations to limit the size of public gatherings for the prevention and containment of COVID-19

— billboard latin (@billboardlatin) March 17, 2020

The 2020 Billboard Music Awards, which were scheduled for April 29, will take place on a later date.

Stay safe. #BBMAs

— Billboard Music Awards (@BBMAs) March 17, 2020

The 2020 Daytime Emmys, which was scheduled for June 12-14, has been postponed.

In light of #COVID19, we sadly cannot move forward with our planned trio of ceremonies for 2000+ attendees in June. We are working on alternative ways to best recognize our honorees and will share more details in the weeks ahead.


— Daytime Emmys (@DaytimeEmmys) March 19, 2020

The 2020 iHeart Radio Music Awards, scheduled for March 29, has been postponed. The Shrine Auditorium in LA will remain closed until the end of March.

Important update: The 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards has been postponed.

— iHeartRadio (@iHeartRadio) March 16, 2020

The 2020 Tony Awards has been postponed from June 7 to a later date.

The 74th Annual Tony Awards, scheduled to air live on the @CBS Television Network on Sunday, June 7th from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, will be postponed and rescheduled at a later date. Full statement:

— The Tony Awards (@TheTonyAwards) March 25, 2020


Broadway Theatres to suspend performances through April 12, 2020.


— The Broadway League (@BroadwayLeague) March 12, 2020

New York City's Broadway shows will be shut down entirely, effective at 5 p.m. on March 12. Performances have been suspended through April 12, and are expected to resume the week of April 13.

Changing of the Guard

The 2020 Changing of the Guard ceremonies, scheduled to take place at Buckingham Palace, St James's Palace and Windsor Castle on March 20, have been postponed to a later date, per BBC News.

City Events

The 2020 Boston Marathon will not take place on Monday, April 20; instead, it's been rescheduled for fall 2020.

The 124th Boston Marathon has been postponed - the @BAA understands the city's decision that the marathon cannot be held on April 20, and we offer our full support to take all efforts to postpone until September 14, 2020. Read more:

— Boston Marathon (@bostonmarathon) March 13, 2020

Originally scheduled for March 17, New York City's iconic Saint Patrick's Day Parade has been postponed to a later date. Boston, Chicago, Denver, Dublin, Pittsburgh and New Orleans have also called off their Saint Patrick's Day Parade, per Forbes.

Here is our official statement regarding postponement.

— St Pat's Parade NYC (@StPatsParadeNYC) March 12, 2020


Major concert promoter AEG has placed all of its large-scale tours on hold until April, per Rolling Stone.

The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival has moved its two-weekend showcase from mid-April to October. Now the annual showcase is set to take place from October 9-11 and October 16-18.

— Coachella (@coachella) March 10, 2020

Deafheaven has shut down its 10 Years Gone tour until further notice.

The 2020 Governors Ball Music Festival has been canceled and will return June 2021.

— The Governors Ball (@GovBallNYC) March 26, 2020

Foo Fighters have postponed their 2020 Van Tour.

Foo Fighters are postponing dates on the upcoming Van Tour 2020.

— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) March 16, 2020

Elton John has pushed part of his "Farewell Yellow Brick Road" tour to 2021. Shows from March 26-May 2 will be rescheduled for next year, while gigs happening May 22-July 8 will continue as scheduled, according to Billboard.

Live Nation has paused all of its tours domestic and internationally. Some of the tours put on hold include Billie Eilish, Jason Aldean, Kiss, Post Malone, Tool and Lynyrd Skynyrd, per Billboard.

It is with great sadness to announce the following Billie Eilish ‘WHERE DO WE GO’ North American tour dates have been postponed until further notice. Details on postponed dates to be announced soon. All tickets will be honored for the new dates. (1/4)

— billie eilish (@billieeilish) March 12, 2020

Life of Agony has postponed their "Beast Coast Monsters Tour" until fall 2020.

We’re all heartbroken over this but we know it’s a blessing in disguise. Take care of yourselves and your families. CU in Sept 2020.


Former Poison singer Brett Michaels has canceled his appearance on The 80s Cruise.

An important message from Bret...

— Bret Michaels (@bretmichaels) March 13, 2020

Record Store Day 2020 has pushed its original date of April 18 to June 20.

Record Store Day is a worldwide event celebrating record stores and their place in the community. In the interest of...

Posted by Record Store Day on Friday, March 13, 2020

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has postponed its annual induction ceremony, which was originally scheduled for May 2 in Cleveland.

Fans, your health and safety is our highest priority. Given recent coronavirus news, we are postponing the Induction Ceremony and all Induction Week events until later this year. Details will be shared. The museum remains open. Thank you for your support:

— Rock Hall (@rockhall) March 12, 2020

The Rolling Stones have postponed their "No Filter" tour.

— The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) March 17, 2020
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Workers wear protective clothes as they disinfect the interior of a public tram on March 12, 2020, in Prague, Czechia. Gabriel Kuchta/Getty Images


E3 2020, previously scheduled for June 9-11 in Los Angeles, has been cancelled.

The E3 team is devastated to share this news. This decision was not reached lightly, but it is the right one for the health and safety of all involved. Read our statement here:

— E3 (@E3) March 11, 2020

Seattle's Emerald City Comic Con has postponed its dates from March 12-15 to summer 2020.

After many hours of conversation internally & consultation with local government officials and the tourism bureau, we have decided to move next week’s Emerald City Comic Con to Summer 2020 with date & detail announcement forthcoming. Read more at #ECCC2020

— Emerald City Comic Con (@emeraldcitycon) March 6, 2020

San Diego Comic-Con has made no decision on whether to reschedule its dates of July 23-26.

We continue to work closely with officials in San Diego and at this time no decision has been made regarding the rescheduling of Comic-Con slated to take place this summer; July 23-26, 2020. (3/4)

— San Diego Comic-Con (@Comic_Con) March 12, 2020

Wondercon, scheduled for April 10-12, in Anaheim, California has been postponed.


— Disney Parks News (@DisneyParksNews) March 13, 2020

Beginning March 14, Disney Cruise Line will be closed until the end of the month.

Disneyland Paris Resort will close March 15.

Disneyland Park and Disney California Adventure will be closed on Friday, March 13, and will remain shuttered until the end of the month.

Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida, will close Sunday, March 15, according to CNN.

Disney has also halted preproduction of their live-action films lineup, which included The Little Mermaid, Home Alone, The Last Duel, Nightmare Alley, and Peter Pan & Wendy and Shrunk, per Deadline.

Easter Egg Hunt

First Lady Melania Trump has canceled the 2020 Easter Egg Roll. The annual event will not take place at the White House.

Inbox: "The Office of the First Lady is announcing that this year’s White House Easter Egg Roll has been canceled."

— Nick Corasaniti (@NYTnickc) March 16, 2020


The New York Public Library will be closed from March 14-March 31.

As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and ensure the health and safety of our patrons and staff, all @nypl locations will be closed starting March 14 through at least March 31. Please visit our website for more updates:

— NY Public Library (@nypl) March 13, 2020


The Auschwitz Memorial will be closed to visitors, staring on March 25.

The @AuschwitzMuseum is closed for visitors until March 25. #Covid_19

Please use & share our online resources:
- virtual tour:
- online lessons:
- @googlearts exhibits:

& help us to get more followers.

— Auschwitz Memorial (@AuschwitzMuseum) March 13, 2020


New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall and the New York Philharmonic have all been closed. Right now, there's no target date to reopen these cultural institutions, according to The New York Times.

Beginning Friday, March 13, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York will be temporarily closed to the public in an effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. For updated information on museum hours, programming, and ticket refunds, visit:

— Guggenheim Museum (@Guggenheim) March 12, 2020

The Metropolitan Museum of Art will not host the 2020 Met Gala. The annual fashion event was supposed to take place on May 4, per Vogue.

The Metropolitan Opera has canceled the rest of its 2020 season, which was scheduled to end May 9.

We regret to announce that the Met has canceled the remainder of the 2019–20 season, which was to have ended May 9, 2020, due to the coronavirus pandemic. This includes all performances and Live in HD transmissions.

Learn more at

— Metropolitan Opera (@MetOpera) March 19, 2020


Antlers has been moved off of its April 17 release date, per Deadline.

Originally slated to open in theaters on April 16, David Attenborough: A Life On Our Planet has had its release postponed, along with its Netflix debut, per CNET.

James Cameron's Avatar sequels, which were filming in New Zealand, have postponed production, per Collider.

The Batman has been rescheduled from its original June 25, 2021 to a later date, October 1, 2021, per The Hollywood Reporter.

Black Widow has been pushed from its May 1 release date, per Deadline.

Candyman has been moved from June 12 to September 25.

I have a confession: Jordan Peele's Candyman is actually moving to September because Nia DaCosta just bought Skyrim.

— Nia DaCosta (@NiaDaCosta) April 3, 2020

The 2020 Cannes Film Festival, which was supposed to kick off on May 12, has been moved to October 26-30.

We have made the decision to move forward with our contingency plan and the 2020 Festival will now take place from 26 – 30 October.

— LIONS | The Home of Creativity (@Cannes_Lions) March 18, 2020

Originally slated for May 22, Fast & Furious 9 has had its theatrical release pushed back almost a full year, to April 2021.

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The Flash has been moved from July 1, 2022 to June 3, 2022, per THR.

The Lovebirds, which was scheduled for April 3, has been postponed. Paramount has not yet set up a new release date.

— The Lovebirds (@LovebirdsMovie) March 12, 2020

Filming in Italy for the next Mission: Impossible flick has been delayed according to Variety.

Mulan is also being moved to an as-yet-unannounced later date, from its original March 27 release.

A message from Mulan Director, Niki Caro.

— Mulan (@DisneysMulan) March 12, 2020

With its history of delays, this next one should feel familiar: New Mutants has been moved from April 3, according to Deadline.

The upcoming James Bond film, No Time to Die, has moved from an April release to a November one.


— John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski) March 12, 2020

A Quiet Place Part II was originally set to hit theaters on March 20, but it has now been pushed to an unknown later date.

An update on the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival from our Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal.

Posted by Tribeca on Thursday, March 12, 2020

Marvel's Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings has stopped production in Australia. While awaiting results from virus tests, director Destin Daniel Cretton has remained under self-isolation, per THR.

Shazam 2 has been reshuffled as well, from April 1, 2022 to November 4, 2022, per THR.

Lionsgate has postponed the Saw spinoff, Spiral, from its May 15 release.

With theaters across the country closed, Lionsgate will be postponing the release of SPIRAL. We look forward to having fans experience SPIRAL when this challenging moment is behind us.

— Spiral (@Saw) March 18, 2020

Top Gun: Maverick has been rescheduled for December 23, 2020.

I know many of you have waited 34 years. Unfortunately, it will be a little longer. Top Gun: Maverick will fly this December. Stay safe, everyone.

— Tom Cruise (@TomCruise) April 2, 2020

Tribeca Film Festival, which was scheduled to take place April 15-26, has been postponed due to New York's statewide ban of gatherings exceeding 500 people. New dates have not yet been announced.

An update on the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival from our Co-Founder and CEO Jane Rosenthal.

— Tribeca (@Tribeca) March 12, 2020

Venom 2, retitled as Venom: Let There Be Carnage, has been pushed from October 2, 2020 to June 25, 2021, per Variety.

Wonder Woman 1984 has been postponed from June 5 to an August 14 release.

In these dark and scary times, I am looking forward to a brighter future ahead. Where we can share the power of cinema together again. Excited to redate our WW84 film to August 14, 2020. I hope everyone is safe. Sending my love to you all. ❤️

— Gal Gadot (@GalGadot) March 24, 2020


The Australian Gran Prix, which was supposed to take place on March 15, has been canceled.

[THREAD] At 9am today the Australian Grand Prix Corporation was advised by Formula 1 of their intention to cancel all Formula 1 activity at the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix.

— F1 Australian Grand Prix (@ausgrandprix) March 12, 2020

The 2020 French Open has been moved from September 20 to October 4.

Le tournoi de #RolandGarros se jouera du 20 septembre au 4 octobre 2020

— Roland-Garros (@rolandgarros) March 17, 2020

IndyCar has canceled all of its races, from Firestone Grand Prix to the AutoNation IndyCar Challenge.

2020 INDYCAR Season Update:

— NTT INDYCAR SERIES (@IndyCar) March 13, 2020

The MLB has canceled the remainder of its spring training and delayed the start of its 2020 season by two weeks.

Statement from Major League Baseball:

— MLB (@MLB) March 12, 2020

The MLS has suspended its current season for 30 days.

Major League Soccer Suspends Season for 30 Days

— Major League Soccer (@MLS) March 12, 2020

The NBA has suspended the rest of its season and will re-evaluate after a 30-day period. Two players on the Utah Jazz have been confirmed to have coronavirus.

NBA To Suspend Season Following Tonight's Games

— NBA (@NBA) March 12, 2020

The NCAA has canceled the rest of its winter and spring championships.

NCAA cancels remaining winter and spring championships:

— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) March 12, 2020

The NHL has put its season on "pause."

The NHL pauses the 2019-20 season.

— NHL (@NHL) March 12, 2020

The PGA has cancelled the Masters Tournament.

Statement from Chairman Ridley:

"Considering the latest information and expert analysis, we have decided at this time to postpone @TheMasters, @anwagolf and @DriveChipPutt National Finals."

Full details at

— The Masters (@TheMasters) March 13, 2020

The PGA has also canceled the Players Championship, the Vaspar Championship, the WGC-Dell Technologies Championship and the Valero Texas Open.

A letter from Commissioner Jay Monahan.

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 13, 2020

The 2020 Wimbledon Championships have been canceled and will return June 28, 2021.

It is with great regret that the AELTC has today decided that The Championships 2020 will be cancelled due to public health concerns linked to the coronavirus epidemic.

The 134th Championships will instead be staged from 28 June to 11 July 2021.

— Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) April 1, 2020


Comedian Kurtis Conner has postponed his comedy tour.

The 2020 Just for Laughs comedy festival has been pushed to September 29.

We are pleased to announce that we are postponing the Just for Laughs Festival, presented by La Capitale Insurance and Financial Services, in collaboration with Loto-Québec, to September 29 to October 11, 2020!

— Just For Laughs (@justforlaughs) April 3, 2020


ABC's daytime talk shows, including The View, The Tamron Hall Show and Live With Kelly and Ryan, will not have a live studio audience.

ABC's game shows Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune, will not have live audiences, either.

ABC has put a halt to dating game show, The Bachelorette, according to Deadline.

ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! will be taped without its live audience, starting March 16, according to THR.

ABC's Grey's Anatomy has halted production of Season 16 for at least two weeks, according to E! News.

AMC's The Walking Dead will end its current, 10th season with the episode set to air on April 5. The installment that was originally intended to be the season finale will run as a special episode later this year.

(1/2) Current events have unfortunately made it impossible to complete post-production of The Walking Dead Season 10 finale, so the current season will end with its 15th episode on April 5. The planned finale will appear as a special episode later in the year.

— The Walking Dead on AMC (@WalkingDead_AMC) March 24, 2020

AMC has rescheduled the April 12 premiere of its new Walking Dead spinoff, The Walking Dead: World Beyond, to a later date.

The Walking Dead: World Beyond is moving its premiere date from Sunday April 12th to later this year.

Follow here for more updates.

— TWDWorldBeyond (@TWDWorldBeyond) March 20, 2020

CBS All Access has halted production of Stephen Colbert's cartoon variety show, Tooning Out The News, per Deadline.

CBS has suspended production of The Bold and the Beautiful and The Young and the Restless for two weeks, per TV Line.

CBS has halted production on God Friended Me and Young Sheldon, according to Deadline.

CBS's The Late Late Show With James Corden will not be taped before a live audience, according to THR.

CBS's Late Show With Stephen Colbert has cancelled all shows for the week of March 16 and will take its scheduled break. Colbert tweeted, "Hope to be back soon."

Hi Folks. We have a new show tonight w no audience, but we cancelled next week’s shows before our scheduled break. I wish I could stay on stage to share this uncertain moment w you, but I don’t do this show alone, and I have to do what’s best for my staff. Hope to be back soon.

— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) March 13, 2020

CBS's The Price is Right will take a two-week break, according to Fox News.

CBS's The Talk will film without a live audience, according to THR.

Comedy Central's The Daily Show With Trevor Noah, Lights Out With David Spade and Tosh.0 will have no live audience beginning Tuesday, March 17, per THR. Noah has also canceled the rest of comedy tour.

— Trevor Noah (@Trevornoah) March 13, 2020

CW has halted production on Arrowverse's Batwoman, The Flash, and Supergirl, per Deadline.

CW has put a halt on the final season of Supernatural, per EW.

Disney+ has shut down production of Marvel's WandaVision and Loki, per SYFY Wire.

FX has delayed the fourth season of Fargo. With two episodes left to film, production has ceased as well, according to THR.

HBO's Last Week Tonight With John Oliver will start taping without an audience on Sunday, March 15, according to Vulture.

HBO Max has postponed the Friends reunion til May, per Deadline.

MTV's Ridiculousness will not be taped with an audience starting March 12, per THR.

NBC's Late Night With Seth Meyers and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon have postponed production until March 30, per The New York Daily News.

NBC's Chicago Fire, Chicago Med, Chicago P.D., Law and Order: SVU and New Amsterdam have all halted production. A return start date has yet to be determined, according to Indiewire.

NBC's Saturday Night Live will not return March 28 and has postponed production of three upcoming episodes, per Variety.

Netflix's Grace and Frankie has halted production on Season 7, with no return date set, according to Deadline.

Netflix has delayed Season 6 of both Line of Duty and Peaky Blinders, per THR.

Netflix's Lucifer has stopped production of Season 5, per TV Line.

Netflix has put the fourth season of Stranger Things on hold, according to Deadline.

Netflix has postponed production of The Witcher for two weeks. Filming was supposed to commence March 16 on location in the UK, per THR.

Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards, which was scheduled to take place in Los Angeles on March 22, has been postponed to a later date.

UPDATE: We want to make sure everyone knows we are postponing Kids’ Choice Awards this year and moving it to another date out of precaution 🧡 Your votes will still be counted, we’ll have more details in the future to share

— Nickelodeon (@Nickelodeon) March 12, 2020

Disney+'s The Falcon and The Winter Solider has stopped filming on location in Prague. The cast and crew have returned back to Atlanta, per Deadline.

CW, NBC, CBS, AMC and WarnerMedia have cancelled their presentations for the New York City Upfronts on May 14. As of now, Fox and ABC are still on board, per Deadline.

Production of Riverdale has been shut down for the rest of the season. An anonymous person from the project came into contact with someone tainted with COVID-19, according to Deadline.

An announcement about #PaleyFestLA

— paleycenter (@paleycenter) March 12, 2020

Los Angeles' PaleyFest, which had previously scheduled events around The Mandalorian, The Boys and Star Trek: Picard from March 13 to 21, has been postponed.

Theme Parks

— Universal Studios Hollywood (@UniStudios) March 12, 2020

Universal Studios in Hollywood, California will close on Saturday, March 14 and reopen March 28.


The Last of Us Part II has been delayed until further notice.

A message from us about the delay of The Last of Us Part II:

— Naughty Dog (@Naughty_Dog) April 2, 2020


AEW has relocated its next wrestling show on March 18 from Rochester, NY, to Jacksonville, FL. Their next TNT show will be televised live on March 25, under a strict attendance policy.

As a precautionary measure against COVID-19, we are relocating next week’s AEW DYNAMITE show on March 18 from Rochester, NY, to Jacksonville, FL.

— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) March 12, 2020

2020 WrestleMania will not take place in Tampa Bay with a live audience. WrestleMania will continue as scheduled on Sunday, April 5 at 7pm on the WWE Network and pay-per-view.

WrestleMania Update:

— WWE (@WWE) March 16, 2020

WWE Friday Night SmackDown will be filmed with no live audience.

Friday Night SmackDown Proceeds With No Live Audience

Friday Night SmackDown on March 13 will air live as regularly scheduled and emanate from WWE’s training facility in Orlando, FL, with only essential personnel in attendance. The event was originally scheduled in Detroit, MI.

— WWE (@WWE) March 12, 2020