Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music’s Prime Day concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York last year. She will not be touring in 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AP Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music’s Prime Day concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York last year. She will not be touring in 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AP
Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music’s Prime Day concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York last year. She will not be touring in 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AP

Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber cancel, Coachella postpones, concert promoters slash salaries: music festival industry’s summer of suffering

  • The US concert industry alone stands to miss out on more than US$5 billion in ticket sales if there are no shows all summer
  • The damage from the pandemic is likely to be much worse and longer-lasting than industries like restaurants, cinemas or sports leagues

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music’s Prime Day concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York last year. She will not be touring in 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AP Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music’s Prime Day concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York last year. She will not be touring in 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AP
Taylor Swift performs at Amazon Music’s Prime Day concert at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York last year. She will not be touring in 2020 because of the coronavirus outbreak. Photo: AP
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