Ever since Covid-19 brought concerts and tours to a crashing halt this spring, the global live music industry has been in a bind. It was one of the earliest industries forced to shut down, and it will likely be one of the last to reopen.
In the meantime, promoters and booking agents have lost jobs, venues have shuttered, artists have been cut off from one of their most reliable streams of income, and thousands of tour crew members have faced a financial and existential reckoning.
Many artists have moved their gigs to 2021 in the hope that it will not be necessary to cancel them… once again.
Dead Can Dance announced their return to Prague on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th March at the Prague Congress Center. The last concert by Lisa Gerrard and Brendan Perry was sold out in two hours.
Famous guitarist Joe Satriani postponed his European tour for a year due to a coronavirus pandemic. He is scheduled to perform at the Congress Center on May 15. In addition to songs from the new album, the concert program included classic songs from the guitarist’s repertoire such as Surfing With The Alien, Cherry Blossoms, and Flying In A Blue Dream.
The Finnish band Nightwish was to perform at the O2 arena on a European tour last December 6. Due to government measures, they were forced to reschedule their spectacle accompanied by a pyrotechnic show on May 20. The concert of the British musician Eric Clapton should take place on May 23 this year.
Céline Dion will return to Europe in spring. The Prague concert as part of the Courage World Tour will take place at the O2 Arena on May 24.
The popular band Kiss was supposed to play on July 1 last year. The new date is July 10 at the O2 Arena. After three years, the leading representatives of the grunge scene and one of the key bands of the ’90s, Pearl Jam, should also return to Prague on July 27.
The American group Limp Bizkit was to play at the Karlín Forum in Prague last August. The concert should now take place on August 14, while the band OneRepublic should perform on October 28.
Tickets purchased for the original dates remain valid according to the organizers.