Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, and Robbie Williams axe gigs due to coronavirus crisis

Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, and Robbie Williams are among the latest in a spate of celebrities who have cancelled gigs due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The ME! singer had been due to headline Capital One's JamFest on 5 April in Atlanta, Georgia, which fell during the 2020 NCAA March Madness Music Festival. However, it was announced on Thursday that the gig had been axed, after the NCAA basketball division made the decision to cancel the remainder of their men's and women's championships this year.

Capital One added in a statement of their own: "We are united with the NCAA’s decision to cancel the Final Four and all related events including the March Madness Music Festival. In the interest of our cardholders, artists, staff and fans, the Capital One #JamFest2020 will not take place."

The concert was to be Taylor's only scheduled U.S. concert aside from her Lover Fest tour dates. She is still set to perform at Britain's Glastonbury music festival in June.

Meanwhile, Celine has announced that the remaining 17 dates on the North American leg of her tour will be rescheduled, with her team announcing in a statement: "Ticket holders of the postponed performances will receive more information shortly and should keep their original tickets to use at the rescheduled dates later this year."

It comes after the 51-year-old postponed two shows this week when she came down with a cold, although she reassured fans that she'd tested negative for Covid-19.

And British singer Robbie has been left disappointed after flying out to Australia, only to learn that his performance at the inaugural World Tour Melbourne on Saturday has been called off. The one-off concert was set to take place at Albert Park's Lakeside Stadium to coincide with the Australian Grand Prix, which was also scrapped on Friday in line with the Australian government's advice that all large gatherings with more than 500 people in attendance should be cancelled.


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