Audience with hands raised at a music festival and lights streaming down from above the stage. Soft focus, blurred movement.

Weekly survey: Will 2021 be too soon for concerts?

In the Before Times, summer was packed with gigs, concerts, and festival. Not in 2020. Damned ‘rona has taken care of that. Anything that was scheduled for this year has either been canceled or postponed. But postponed until when?

The Foo Fighters are still listed as touring this fall to make up for postponed dates earlier this year. Over the last couple of days, Pearl Jam and Justin Bieber have announced rescheduled dates for summer 2021. The Hella Mega Tour with Green Day, Weezer, and Fall Out Boy won’t happen until next summer, either.

Or will it? Given what we know about COVID-19 now–and given that America is the world’s dumpster fire when it comes to this disease–do you think these concerts have a hope in hell of happening in a year’s time?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

Alan Cross has 38035 posts and counting. See all posts by Alan Cross

Let us know what you think!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.