The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony has been postponed due to coronavirus concerns. This adds to the ever-growing list of major public events that are being postponed or canceled due to the concern of the coronavirus.
The ceremony, which was supposed to be held on May 2nd at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, has been postponed and will be rescheduled for later this year. Other events tied to the ceremony that were announced for Induction Week at various Cleveland venues were also postponed.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame released a statement that said:
The health and safety of our fans and visitors is our highest priority. Given recent news regarding coronavirus and the urging by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine regarding large public gatherings, we have made the decision to postpone the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Induction Week festivities until later this year. Additional details, including new dates and ticket information, will be announced shortly and shared directly with ticket holders and supporters. Details of the rescheduled HBO live broadcast of the event will be announced at a later date as well.
This year’s inductees include Depeche Mode, Notorious BIG, Whitney Houston, and The Doobie Brothers. The museum will remain open and continue to operate under normal hours.