Coronavirus cancellations, delays, changes: Rose Parade, Super Nintendo World and more
Tech conferences, movies, music fests, political rallies and sports events have all been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The coronavirus pandemic continues to wreak havoc. As people are ordered to stay at home and avoid contact with others, a cascade of cancellations and postponements has wiped major events off the calendar.
Formula One The Australian Grand Prix, the first race of the 2020 Formula One season, was canceled after a McLaren team member tested positive for the virus. Upcoming races in Bahrain and Vietnam have been postponed.
English Premier League English football authorities have suspended all matches until at least April 3 after a player and coach on different teams tested positive for the virus. On March 17, European soccer's governing body UEFA postponed its European Championship national tournament to next year. This may allow leagues including the EPL to finish their seasons over the summer.
Major League Soccer The MLS season was suspended on March 12 as it "continues to assess the impact of COVID-19 with its medical task force and public health officials."
The Masters Tournament The Augusta National Golf Club postponed the 2020 Masters Tournament on March 13, citing "the health and well-being of everyone associated with these events and the citizens of the Augusta community." The club didn't provide a new date for the tournament.
Boston Marathon Originally set to take place on April 20, the Boston Marathon will now run Sept. 14, according to the Boston Athletic Association.
EA esports Video game publisher EA said it's suspending all live events for its competitive gaming series, which includes the Apex Legends Global Series, EA Sports FIFA 20 Global Series, FIFA Online 4 Live Events and Madden NFL 20 Championship Series. The suspension began March 13 and will continue "until the global coronavirus situation improves." Online events in which participants and staff are isolated will continue, EA said.
Wisconsinprimary On April 6, Gov. Tony Evers signed an executive order suspending in-person voting for the April 7 election, moving it to June. The state Supreme Court blocked the bid. The US Supreme Court also reversed a lower court order giving voters more time to return mail-in ballots.
Peloton April live classes On April 6, Peloton said it was halting production at its New York and London studios through April 30. On April 21, the company said it would resume live streaming from instructors' homes beginning April 22.
Forthcoming films Many films and TV shows currently in production have shut down, including The Matrix 4 and several of
's live action films.
WonderCon Anaheim On March 12, WonderCon Anaheim, slated to take place in April, was postponed.
Cannes The prestigious Cannes film festival, originally scheduled for May 12 to 23, was postponed on March 19 for a later date in the summer. On April 14, festival organizers said the postponement is "no longer an option," and that "it is clearly difficult to assume that the Festival de Cannes could be held this year in its original form." The organizers said they're still exploring options for this year's event.
Tribeca The Tribeca Film Festival, slated to take place in April, was postponed after New York banned events with 500 or more people.
EDC and Beyond Wonderland SoCal The dance music festival Beyond Wonderland SoCal, which was scheduled to take place in March, was postponed until June. EDC Las Vegas has been moved from May to instead take place on Oct. 2-4.
Edinburgh festivals The world's largest arts festival, the Edinburgh Fringe, was canceled on April 1, along with the Edinburgh Art Festival, the Edinburgh International Book Festival, the Edinburgh International Festival and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. It's the first time in over 70 years the Scottish capital won't host the festivals in August.
The Foo Fighters have pushed back their 25th anniversary tour.
Avril Lavigne has postponed plans for European shows.
Slipknot has canceled shows in Japan and across Asia.
My Chemical Romance was forced to pull out of long-awaited reunion shows.
Pearl Jam has canceled a North American tour.
Green Day was due to tour Asia.
Pixies have pulled shows in Australia.
Action Bronson has pulled shows.
Mariah Carey has moved a Hawaii concert from March to November.
Rage Against the Machine has canceled live dates with Run the Jewels.
The Who has canceled shows in the UK and Ireland.
Camila Cabello has postponed her Romance Tour of the US and Europe.
Talk shows A handful of late-night shows, including The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and Late Night with Seth Meyers, have shifted to virtual interviews, with hosts broadcasting from their homes.
QuakeCon The annual convention held by video game investor ZeniMax Media, which was slated to take place in August, was canceled.
Pokemon World Championships All sanctioned competitive events are suspended, including the June 26-28 North American International Championships and the Aug. 14-16 Pokemon World Championship finals in London.
Women Tech Global Conference This year's physical San Francisco event will be replaced with a virtual one connecting "women, minorities and their allies in tech." It'll take place June 10-12.
Gamescom The video game trade fair will take place digitally from Aug. 27 to 30, shifting a few days from its original time frame. It'll serve as a "content hub" for news and publisher events, instead of the traditional show in Cologne, Germany.
re:MARS Amazon canceled the upcoming re:MARS conference in Las Vegas, which focuses on AI and robotics and was in its second year. All guests who purchased tickets will receive a full refund of registration fees.
Photokina 2020 The biggest photography conference in the world, which had been slated to make its move from the fall to May 27-30 this year, was canceled by organizer Koelnmesse on March 18. It's a biannual show, so that means we won't see it again until 2022.
Bethesda digital showcase The Elder Scrolls developer opted not to highlight its upcoming games in June.
Techonomy East The New York conference, slated to take place May 19-20, has been postponed. There will instead be a free online conference on those days.
Web Summit will take place both online and offline on Dec. 2-4, 2020. The offline portion will take place in Lisbon, "provided
Portugal's health protocols permit events at that time." The decision to hold an in-person conference will be made in October according to health guidance, and reviewed weekly.
CNET's Corinne Reichert, Ben Fox Rubin, Jackson Ryan, Shara Tibken, Lynn La, Sean Szymkowski, Dara Kerr, Queenie Wong, Oscar Gonzalez, Dan Ackerman, Stephen Shankland, Chris Paukert, Erin Carson, Edward Moyer, Sean Keane, Eli Blumenthal, Richard Trenholm, Lori Grunin, Nick Hide, Ian Sherr and Shelby Brown contributed to this report.
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