The fate of the 2020 iHeartRadio Music Awards is unclear after organizers announced that the award show will no longer be taking place at the planned venue, The Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
A statement about the show was released on Friday (March 13), in which iHeartRadio promised that more details would be announced soon. The official statement cited the safety of “guests, employees, artists and partners” as the reason for the change.
iHeartradio later clarified that votes are still being counted, however, questions from fans who asked about tickets and refunds were not answered.
Many are speculating that the show might go on without an audience, but no further details have been confirmed.
The iHeartRadio Music Awards were scheduled to air live on FOX Sunday, March 29 at 8 pm ET.
Luke Combs, Maren Morris, Morgan Wallen, Dan + Shay, Billy Ray Cyrus Blake Shelton, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Thomas Rhett, Justin Moore, Jimmie Allen, Matt Stell, Riley Green and Runaway June are among the country artists nominated for iHeartRadio Music Awards.
The news comes after several days of live performance postponements and cancellations due to the global outbreak of COVID-19.