Omicron cases in the US are on the rise and have postponed the 64th Grammy Awards ceremony.
Originally, the prestigious music award event was due to be held on January 31 at the Crypto.com Arena, Los Angeles, California. However, because of Omicron, it will be rescheduled for a future date.
The Recording Academy, the organizer of the Grammy Awards ceremony, made a statement regarding this with CBS on Wednesday (1/5/2022). For them, the health and safety of the music community, audience and workers is their top priority.
“After careful consideration and analysis with city and state officials, health and safety experts, the artist community and our many partners, the Recording Academy and CBS have postponed the 64th Annual GRAMMY Awards Show,” they said, quoted from MTV, Thursday (1/6/2022)
“The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and the hundreds of people who work tirelessly to produce our show remains our top priority. Given the uncertainty surrounding the Omicron variant, holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks.”
The statement came after the Sundance Film Festival cancelled all in-person events in Utah due to the rapid spread of Omicron. And now, all its independent movie premieres and event will be held online.
This is the second time that the Grammys have been pushed back by the coronavirus pandemic. Last year, the awards ceremony also experienced the same thing and was finally held on March 14, 2021.
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