Nearly a week after the most devastating terrorist attack in U.S. history, artists are still canceling shows and postponing tours as the concert industry struggles to return to some semblance of normalcy.
The “TRL” tour featuring Destiny’s Child, Eve, Nelly and City High has been delayed indefinitely, while Britney Spears has nixed her promotional tour of Europe and South America.
Though representatives for the Recording Academy announced last week that the Latin Grammys — slated for September 11, the day of the attacks — would not be rescheduled, an Academy spokesperson said Monday (September 17) that officials are reconsidering whether or not to stage the ceremony.
Shows scheduled for Monday by Stereophonics and Redman were also called off, while Tuesday’s postponed or canceled shows include O-Town, Powerman 5000, Earth Wind & Fire and Nick Cave, according to Ticketmaster.com. Judas Priest have rescheduled their imminent tour for early next year.
While other artists, including the Backstreet Boys and Weezer, charged onward, several performers last week announced their decisions to postpone tours, including System of a Down and Slipknot, whose joint Pledge of Allegiance tour will start a week later than planned (see “Destiny’s Child, Janet Jackson, Pantera, Others Cancel, Postpone Concerts” ).
The Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine Online Music Awards, scheduled for Thursday (September 20) in New York, have been postponed until further notice, organizers announced. Pete Townshend, Aerosmith, Widespread Panic and Ludacris were to perform.