Due to coronavirus fears, most of tonight’s shows are cancelled (and even for the few that are still happening, we don’t necessarily recommend attending one). You can stay up to date on what’s happening and not happening by checking our NYC show calendar and our roundup of cancellations, which we’re constantly updating.
Some of tonight’s cancelled NYC-area shows include Billie Eilish at MSG, Phil Lesh’s 80th birthday series Gallant at Music Hall of WIlliamsburg, Against Me! at The Paramount, Dead Kennedys and DOA at Brooklyn Bowl, and Body Count & Cro-Mags at Webster Hall.
As of Friday, New York State governor Andrew Cuomo enacted a ban on gatherings of 500 or more people in the state, and the capacity of smaller bars and venues is being cut in half.
Most major NYC venues are closed temporarily. MSG and Barclays Center are expected to be closed for “a number of months.” Terminal 5, Brooklyn Steel, Music Hall of Williamsburg, Rough Trade NYC, Brooklyn Bowl, Town Hall, Knockdown Center (and its techno club Basement), UCB Theater, and House of Yes are closed until further notice. Le Poisson Rouge, Market Hotel, Public Records, Trans-Pecos, and Union Pool are closed through this weekend. Elsewhere is closed through at least March 19. Bowery Ballroom, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Shed, Avant Gardner, Mercury Lounge, TV Eye, and Baby’s All Right have closed for the rest of March.
A few venues are staying open, including Saint Vitus (who are streaming their shows), SOB’s, Bowery Electric and Arlene’s Grocery.
All Live Nation arena tours are on pause until further notice, which doesn’t make a difference at the moment in NYC because there are now no arenas to play in anyway.
The New Colossus Festival officially called it a year on Saturday but some of their scheduled Sunday events in the East Village and Lower East Side may still be happening, unofficially.
If you’re looking for more musical entertainment from the comfort of your own home, we picked 8 amazing live videos to watch while you’re home and every show is cancelled. Also, check out this week’s new albums in Notable Releases and Bill’s Indie Basement.