The 2020 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland has been postponed because of the quickly spreading coronavirus.
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) March 12, 2020
“The health and safety of our fans and visitors is our highest priority,” an official statement explains. “Given recent news regarding coronavirus and the urging by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine regarding large public gatherings, we have made the decision to postpone the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Induction Week festivities until later this year. Additional details, including new dates and ticket information, will be announced shortly and shared directly with ticket holders and supporters. Details of the rescheduled HBO live broadcast of the event will be announced at a later date as well.”
The ceremony, which was going to take place at the city’s Public Hall, was set to see the induction of Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, the Doobie Brothers, T-Rex, and Notorias B.I.G.
This is the first time in the organization’s history that it has not held the annual ceremony.