More events and festivals are being canceled or postponed as more than one billion people have been asked to stay home in more than 50 countries and territories in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.
The UK's Garsington Opera confirmed that it will not move forward with the staging of its 2020 season, scheduled from May 28 through July 18.
The announcement arrived on the heels of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's new restrictions to slow the spread of the coronavirus in the UK.
"The months leading up to the summer season would usually be packed with rehearsals, bringing performers and orchestras together, all of which is now impossible. If circumstances change and it becomes practicable to put on any kind of performances later in the summer, we will make every effort to do this," organizers of the opera festival said in a statement.
Nevill Holt Opera has similarly announced that its June festival has been postponed due to the new ban of all mass gatherings in the UK.
Organizers Annie Lydford and Nicholas Chalmers confirmed that they are intending to present both "La Traviata" and "Don Giovanni" as part of the 2021 edition of the summer festival.
On the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, Zac Brown Band announced that they are cancelling "The Owl Tour," which had previously been postponed.
"We are deeply disappointed this has happened, touring is our life blood and performing live for our fans is the best part of this job. Bottom line though, we want to take every precaution to put the health and safety of our fans and crew first," the band said in a statement.
Meanwhile, Detroit Music Awards announced that its 29th annual ceremony will be livestreamed on April 19 at 8:00 pm (EDT).
Details about the online ceremony will be revealed in the coming weeks, as the Detroit Music Awards were originally scheduled to be hosted at the Fillmore Detroit.
Tickets sold for the event at the Fillmore Detroit will be refunded at the point of purchase, or honored for the next Detroit Music Awards Ceremony.