Amid the Coronavirus outbreak, Mariah Carey announced on March 4th that she is postponing her upcoming concert in Honolulu.
The singer rescheduled her show for November contrary to from earlier announced schedule to perform in Hawaii next Tuesday, March 10. “I’m so so sad to have to announce that I’m postponing my show to November,” she wrote on Instagram, noting that March is her “anniversary month” ― what others call the month they were born.
“Evolving international travel restrictions force us to consider everyone’s safety and well being,” she continued. Other artists have canceled concerts in the recent weeks that were scheduled to take place in Asia and Europe as cases of COVID-19 spread.
One of them is Avril Lavigne, who announced on Instagram last week that she had canceled the upcoming Asian leg of her tour on April. “I am so sad to announce that we are unable to tour the Asian markets due to the continuous outbreak of the coronavirus,” she wrote.
A report also states that Canadian indie rock band Wolf Parade similarly called off U.K. and other European tour dates due to concern over the virus. “Due to the sudden rise of COVID-19 throughout different regions we were scheduled to play, and the current volatility of the situation, we feel strongly that it would be both globally irresponsible and potentially risky for the band to carry out the tour at this time,” the band’s statement reads.
Carey noted in her Instagram post that she’s excited to bring her “All I Want for Christmas Is You & Hits” program to Honolulu in November ― when her 1994 Christmas classic may be particularly appropriate.
“Stay safe!!” she concluded.