If you have a ticket to a Tampa Bay concert this summer, it’s looking likely you won’t be able to use it.
Now shows in the fall are starting to get postponed, too.
In the past week, a handful of major Tampa Bay concerts have either been pushed to 2021 or canceled outright, including some that were scheduled for as late as September.
Quick refresher on ticket refunds: When a concert is canceled, tickets are usually refunded automatically. If a show is postponed, tickets are generally good for thew new date. In some cases, they can be refunded, or the cost can be applied to a future ticket purchase. If a ticket was purchased through Live Nation or Ticketmaster, fans have 30 days from the new date being announced to request a refund.
Let’s run down the latest bad news:
- Maroon 5 has postponed a planned summer tour with Meghan Trainor into 2021, including what was to be its final date: Sept. 17 at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. “We want everyone to take care of themselves this summer and we really look forward to being back out with all our fans healthy and happy next year,” singer Adam Levine said in a statement. No new date has yet been set. Click here.
- After initially postponing his spring and summer tour in early March, Kenny Chesney has announced it won’t take place in 2020 at all. That includes what was once a May 9 date at Raymond James Stadium. Instead, it will hopefully take place in 2021. “In the best interest of everyone — No Shoes Nation, my road family, the staff at the venues — we have decided to quit moving the dates around on the calendar, trying to make a chunk of this year work and go to where we believe we can roll out the entire Chillaxification Tour," Chesney said in a statement. Refund options will be announced once a new date is set. Click here.
- Halsey has postponed her July 22 date at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre exactly one year, to July 22, 2021. Click here.
- The Black Keys have canceled their upcoming tour dates, including a Sept. 4 concert with Gary Clark Jr. and Yola at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Click here.
- AJR has canceled their July 24 concert at the MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre. Click here.
- Melanie Martinez has canceled her July 2 tour stop at the Yuengling Center. Click here.
- Rebelution has postponed their June 12 concert at Vinoy Park in St. Petersburg until summer 2021. No date has been confirmed just yet. Starting today, fans can request a refund at their original point of purchase. Otherwise, the tickets will be good on the new date. Click here.
- The smash Fox competition The Masked Singer has postponed its upcoming live tour stop at the Mahaffey Theater from June 28 to July 1, 2021. Ticketholders have until June 11 to request a refund. Click here.
- Plenty more smaller club and theater concerts have also been postponed, including Whitney Cummings at the Bilheimer Capitol Theatre (June 12 to Jan. 17), the Mavericks at Ruth Eckerd Hall (May 30 to Jan. 16), Eve 6 at the Orpheum (May 15 to July 31), and Wavves at the Orpheum (April 21 to Oct. 20). And a few have been canceled, including Brent Faiyaz (Aug. 25 at the Ritz Ybor) and Amorphis (Oct. 18 at the Orpheum).
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