Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Postponed Due to Coronavirus

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Postponed Due to Coronavirus
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has postponed its 2020 induction ceremony amid growing fears of the coronavirus pandemic.

The event was scheduled to take place on May 2 in Cleveland at the Public Auditorium. Now, however, that will no longer be the case.

"Our first concern is to the health and safety of our attendees and artists and we are complying to the direction of the local and state authorities and common sense," Rock Hall president Joel Peresman told Rolling Stone. "We look forward to rescheduling the ceremony and will make that announcement at the earliest convenience."

As previously reported, the 2020 ceremony was set to be broadcast on HBO, with Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G., Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, T. Rex and the Doobie Brothers all to be inducted this year.

As of press time, it's unclear when the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will now hold its 2020 induction ceremony.

The announcement follows an increasingly long list of event cancellations and postponements due to COVID-19, including Canada's Juno Awards, Coachella, E3, SXSW and Ultra Music Festival, among others.