Madonna has become the latest high-profile musician to cancel live shows due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis.
Promoter Live Nation has confirmed that her shows at Paris’ Le Grand Rex, scheduled for Tuesday (March 10) and Wednesday (March 11) will no longer take place, following the French government’s new ban on any public gathering of more than 1000 people.
It’s not the first time that dates on the Paris leg of the Madame X tour have been pulled. Madonna was forced to cancel her March 1 show at the same venue due to injuries she sustained in an on-stage fall the week before.
Earlier today (March 9), the organiser of the festival admitted that the festival wasn’t covered by insurance for cancellation due to coronavirus.
The Austin, Texas festival was due to begin on Friday (March 13) and run until March 22, with attendees coming from all over the world.
Miami’s Ultra Music Festival has also been called off, while artists including Green Day, BTS, Yungblud, and Mariah Carey have all cancelled dates in Asia over concerns about coronavirus.