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A gig being cancelled is always disappointing, but at the moment, many events that were due to take place over the next few weeks and months have been cancelled or postponed. While it’s certainly annoying, it’s definitely necessary, because the more we take isolation seriously, the quicker it will all be over.
If you had a concert planned soon, and are confused about what’s happening with it, The 3 Arena have updated fans.
The Dublin venue released a rescheduled lineup for this year’s gigs. Working alongside artists and promoters, they are also creating a new schedule so that fans and ticket holders will still get to see their favourite performers taking to the stage.
In a statement the 3Arena noted that in order to comply with recent protocol amid the coronavirus pandemic, no gigs would take place until April 19, with many being rescheduled for next year.
“Following the Government of Ireland directive to cancel all events of over 100 capacity (indoor) and 500 capacity (outdoor) due to take place between 12th – 29th March and all gatherings from 30th March – 19th April 2020, 3Arena has postponed all affected shows,” the venue wrote on Instagram.
They added: “3Arena is continuing to work with our promoters to reschedule all dates.
“Original tickets purchased for all events remain valid for rescheduled dates which will be notified to patrons on confirmation.”
Here are the gigs rescheduled so far:
Elbow – Monday, 29 June 2020
RuPaul’s Drag Race: Werq The World – Sunday, 30 August 2020
Trevor Noah – Thursday, 10 September 2020
The Pussycat Dolls – Monday, 2 November 2020
Paul Heaton & Jacqui Abbott – Friday, 6 November 2020
Dua Lipa – Friday, 8 & Saturday, 9 January 2021
Bon Iver – Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Simple Minds – Monday, 22 February 2021
The Who – Friday, 5 March 2021
Harry Styles – Friday, 19 March 2021
David Gray – Thursday 25, Friday 26 & Saturday 27 March 2021
The venue added that they want to “thank all our staff, customers and artists for their continued co-operation and understanding during this unprecedented time.”
MCD promoters who look after lots of concerts and events around Ireland, also said that they will be rescheduling many upcoming gigs and will notify all ticket holders, so check your emails, or keep an eye on their Twitter account for updates.
Words: Denise Curtin