Pittsburgh Artists Cancel Tours, Venues Cancel Local Shows

Pittsburgh City Paper music writer Jordan Snowden joined WYEP's Liz Felix on the Evening Mix to talk about the Pittsburgh bands who are rearranging their touring schedules, as big festivals like South By Southwest and Coachella get canceled or rescheduled.

Canceling a trip to SXSW can mean more than just a financial loss for an independent artist; it’s also a lost opportunity to play in front of labels, press and industry tastemakers. Liz and Jordan discuss some ways to support local musicians who are dealing with a change in plans.

Hear their conversation below: 

We'll also be updating this list of shows that have been canceled:

  • STAGE AE: all shows through May 1
  • PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST: all shows through April 6
  • OPUS ONE PRODUCTIONS: all shows through Apr. 30
  • ROXIAN: all shows through March 31
  • PSO: all shows through the end of March
  • The Districts @ Mr. Smalls March 14 (postponed)
  • Nathaniel Ratecliff @ Byham March 16 (rescheduled for Nov. 17)
  • Ploughman's Lunch Reunion @ Thunderbird March 17 (postponed)
  • Keller Williams @ Byham March 19 (postponed)
  • Josh Ritter @ Carnegie Lecture Hall March 19 (rescheduled for Aug. 3) 
  • Mandy Moore @ Benedum March 20 (postponed)
  • Jonathan Richman @ Carnegie Lecture Hall March 25 (canceled)
  • Guster @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead March 25 (postponed)
  • Caamp @ Mr. Smalls March 27 (rescheduled for Aug. 12)
  • James McMurty @ Club Cafe March 29 (rescheduled for Sept. 22)
  • Beabadoobee @ Thunderbird Mar. 30 (postponed)
  • Vieux Farka Toure @ Warhol (rescheduled for Mar. 17, 2021)
  • Lukas Nelson @ the Roxian April 6 (postponed)
  • Shovels & Rope @ Mr. Smalls Theatre Apr. 6 (rescheduled for Jan. 19)
  • Kurt Vile @ Carnegie Lecture Hall Apr. 10 (rescheduled for Sept. 11) 
  • Pittsburgh Indie Rockfest @ Spirit April 11 (postponed)
  • Overcoats @ Club Cafe Apr. 16 (postponed)
  • Local Show @ Mr. Smalls Theatre, Apr. 18 (canceled)
  • Los Lobos @ Mr. Smalls Theatre, Apr. 19 (postponed)
  • Margaret Glaspy @ Mr. Smalls Theatre, Apr. 22 (postponed)
  • JD McPherson @ Mr. Smalls Theatre, Apr. 25 (rescheduled for Aug. 27)
  • Billy Price @ Thunderbird, Apr. 25 (rescheduled for Nov. 20)
  • Benjamin Gibbard @ Mr. Smalls Theatre, Apr. 26 (postponed)
  • Dylan LeBlanc @ Thunderbird, Apr. 26 (postponed)
  • Justin Hayward @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead April 26 (postponed)
  • The Mavericks @ Byham Theater, Apr. 30 (rescheduled for Nov. 18)
  • David Bromberg @ The Oaks Theater, Apr. 30 (rescheduled for Sept. 27)
  • Greg Dulli @ Mr. Smalls Theatre, Apr. 30 (postponed)
  • Paul Thorn @ Mr. Smalls Theatre, May 1 (rescheduled to 9/30)
  • Jennifer O'Connor @ Cattivo May 2 (canceled) 
  • Of Monsters and Men @ Stage AE, May 5 (postponed)
  • The New Mastersounds @ Rex Theater, May 6 (postponed)
  • Southside Johnny @ Roxian Theatre, May 7 (postponed)
  • They Might Be Giants @ Mr. Smalls Theatre, May 7 (rescheduled for May 6 & 7, 2021)
  • Stereolab @ Mr. Smalls Theatre, May 9 (postponed)
  • Liz Phair @ Rex Theater, May 12 (postponed)
  • City and Colour @ Roxian, May 12 (rescheduled for Oct. 2)
  • Rolling Stones @ Heinz Field, Jun. 23 (postponed)