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Judas Priest Postpones “50 Heavy Metal Years” UK Tour Until 2022

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Back in July we helped broadcast the news about the rescheduling of the “50 Heavy Metal Years” Tour by the legendary Judas Priest (seen HERE). Sadly, based on the world being in the state that it currently is, the band has released the statement about 2021 being a wash for their UK Dates with Ozzy Osbourne and that they hope to return to active Metal duty in 2022. Read on to their statement and check your calendars for the dates you might have been planning on doing since you’ll need to get a refund if you are in that neck of the woods.

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The Statement:
Unfortunately due to the ongoing issues with COVID-19 the Ozzy Osbourne/Judas Priest UK/European 2020 tour has had to be rescheduled to 2022…as soon as we have all the dates finalized we will announce them…in the meantime wear your masks, wash your hands and stay safe!
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Breaking: Toy Fair Dallas and Toy Fair New York 2021 Are Postponed

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The Statement:
While the trajectory of this October’s Toy Fair Dallas has long been known to our exhibitors and the buying community given ongoing pandemic developments in Texas, the postponement of that show to 2021 now meets the news that The Toy Association has elected to also postpone Toy Fair New York 2021.

Due to the current state of the pandemic and restrictive guidelines in place both in Texas and in states where our guests originate, our partners at the Dallas Market Center (DMC), site of the annual Toy Fair Dallas, have told us that they are unable to meet the unique needs of our fall marketplace, with its preview showrooms and crowds moving from floor to floor. The Association remains committed to the next Toy Fair Dallas show at the DMC in October of 2021.

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The Trans-Siberian Orchestra Postpones 2020 Holiday Tour

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The Official Statement:

Dear TSO Fans,

We waited as long as we could, hoping for months, that we would not have to make this sad announcement. Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to tour this holiday season. While all of us in TSO wanted to be able to hit the road this November, in the interest of public health and safety, we regrettably cannot move forward. The well-being of our fans, our crew, and of venue staff is of the utmost importance to us and, with that in mind, we must forgo touring during this pandemic.

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New York State Rule Bans Ticketed Music Events At Bars

Cancellation announcements are no longer a new thing but I imagine that they will be slowing down as we are getting to the point of nothing being able to be announced as happening for the year. Yesterday some news was making the rounds based on an article on a Syracuse website. It referred to official updates on the State Liquor Authority section of the New York State website insofar as live music entertainment. While the full list of restrictions can be found HERE, I’ve copied one of the most important areas for our readerships interest. Take a look.

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Q: Can I have live entertainment or a DJ in my indoor or outdoor dining area?

A: Restaurants and other on premises food and beverage establishments that have a license through the SLA are only allowed to offer on-premise music if their license certificate specifically allows for such activity (i.e., live music, DJ, recorded, etc.). A manufacturer that has an on premises license also must assure that its on premises license certificate specifically allows for the type of music it is offering. A manufacturer without a separate on premises license may offer music unless its license certificate specifically prohibits such music.
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Organizers Cancel Anime NYC 2020 Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Concerns

Coming only a few short days after the cancellation of the 2021 NAMM Show AND this years New York Comic Con comes a statement from our friends at Leftfield Media regarding the status of their amazing Anime NYC convention. As expected this happening is also cancelled and a press release from its founder can be perused below.

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The Press Release:
Hello, this is Peter Tatara, Show Director of Anime NYC. Over the past few months, Anime NYC’s team has worked closely with the Javits Center and our operations and publisher partners to create a safe and healthy convention this year.

I’m deeply proud of all this planning; however, as we near summer’s end, in light of both governmental direction and general public health advisories, a face-to-face event is just not possible at this time with the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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