The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s annual induction ceremony, which was supposed to take place May 2 at Cleveland’s Public Hall, in Ohio, has been postponed due to the Coronavirus aka COVID-19 outbreak.
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame President Joel Peresman said in a statement that reads, “We are very disappointed to announce the postponement of this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. Our first concern is to the health and safety of our attendees and artists and we are complying to the direction of the local and state authorities and common sense.”
“We look forward to rescheduling the ceremony and will make that announcement at the earliest convenience,” Peresman was quoted as saying to rollingstones.com.
This year’s Hall of Fame class includes Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, the Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, T-Rex, and the Notorious B.I.G. Meanwhile, the World Health Organizations (WHO) has declared the coronavirus a pandemic and has called out for extreme care and precaution globally.