While live music made a triumphant return in 2021, the weather and a sudden surge in COVID-19 cases weren't good for LiveOne. The promoter and digital media company have announced that they will cancel the Cancun edition of Spring Awakening just weeks before the scheduled event.
The Cancun Music Festival was scheduled for January 13-17. According to Billboard, LiveOne cited the Omicron variant of the coronavirus as the leading cause of the cancellation, as well as a $ 3 million loss they suffered after the Spring Awakening flagship festival in Chicago was finally canceled due to a lightning strike that resulted in a Evacuation of the festival resulted in reasons.
According to a statement by LiveOne, Spring Awakening in Chicago was "severely affected by the Delta-COVID variant as well as adverse weather that resulted in the audience being evacuated due to a lightning strike."
While the monetary aspect is unique to LiveOne, the US is reaching a turning point in relation to the Omicron variant, which has been a cause of concern for live music lately. Lights All Night Minneapolis and Insomniacs Hijacking NYE in Seattle both pulled the plug earlier this week due to the sudden surge in cases.
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