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Danny Wimmer Presents Regretfully Announces Cancellation Of Spring Festivals

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The Press Release:
Festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents has released the following update about their 2020 music festivals:

There are no pre-existing guidelines for what festivals should be doing during this unprecedented time. Like the rest of the music industry, we continue to assess new information and make the best-educated decisions possible. We know you have been anxious for updates from us and we are at a point where we can answer many of your questions about how each of our festivals may be affected by COVID-19.

We are crushed to say that Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville and Sonic Temple are being canceled due to the governmental restrictions on mass gatherings. We respect these directives and recognize they are in the best interest of the greater good, as well as the health and safety of our fans, musicians, partners, and staff. Before accepting this fate, we worked really hard to try to reschedule the festivals. Unfortunately, scheduling conflicts, venue availabilities and a number of other factors out of our control made postponing impossible. Make no mistake, each of these festivals will return in May 2021 bigger and stronger than ever!
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Free Comic Book Day 2020 Postponed Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

The current Coronavirus Pandemic is changing our way of life on a daily basis. Readers of this website know already how a number of tours and conventions that we were planning on attending have been either postponed or cancelled and now this blight has affected another fun happening, the “Free Comic Book Day” which was to be held on the first Saturday of May. Take a look at their statement down below and I’ll return at the close with added editorial.

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The Press Release:
As the impact and spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to evolve, Diamond Comic Distributors is aware that Free Comic Book Day (FCBD) will be impacted to varying degrees throughout the world. With that in mind, Diamond Comic Distributors has made the difficult decision to postpone the event to a date later in the Summer.

“The severity and timing of the impact of the COVID-19 virus can’t be predicted with any certainty, but the safety of our retailer partners and comic book fans is too important to risk. As always, we appreciate your enthusiasm for and support of the comic industry’s best event and look forward to celebrating with you later in the Summer,” said Diamond Founder and CEO, Steve Geppi.
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Le Poisson Rouge Temporarily Closes Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

The wake of alerts and edicts surrounding the Coronavirus Pandemic continue to flood in-boxes of outlets such as my own and since we are tasked with keeping you informed, here is the latest from the folks that handle the affairs of the NYC venue Le Poisson Rouge.

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The Press Release:

“Hello again,

Sunday evening, New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio announced an executive order to close all music venues across the city. The decision on how to deal with the Coronavirus outbreak has been taken out of our hands and we intend to comply with the mayor’s order. As much as this hurts our hearts and our business, we believe this is the right thing to do and understand the need for mass closures at this time.

Though we may be temporarily shutting our doors to the public, we cannot quarantine our love for music. We refuse to give up. We are working on streaming live performances and programming, unveiling archived concert footage, and engaging the independent music community like never before. If you are a musician or have a musical story to tell – let us know! We want to enable you to get the support you need. Now more than ever, we need the healing power of music and art.
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The Kingsland, Gold Sounds and Monarch Close Their Doors Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

I’m continuing to share broadcasts about the postponements and cancellations we are facing due to the Coronavirus Pandemic outbreak. Recently, I shared the post from the folks over at the Saint Vitus Bar (HERE) about their temporary closing. This news comes from the promoters of Brooklyn’s own The Kingsland and how it affects a number of their event spaces. Read on.

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The Statement:
Coronavirus Update: As of March 16, Following the direction of the CDC & Governor Cuomo, we will be closing The Kingsland, Gold Sounds & The Monarch until further notice to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
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Origin Postpones “Occupation Domination” North American Tour

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The increasing spread and alarm about the Coronavirus Pandemic continues to affect our daily routines and way of life. It’s caused both the postponement and cancellation of numerous tours and this latest announcement comes from the band Origin who were already a few days into their run.

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The Statement From Origin:
Well, ladies and gentlemen we all knew it was coming. For the past week we have tried to hold on and bring Occupation Domination to as many of you as possible but it has become abundantly clear that for the safety of fans, crew and bands alike we have decided to formally end the tour and return home. As of now we are planning on POSTPONING Occupation Domination until the fall of 2020.
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