Justin Bieber is postponing his concert in Buffalo until next year, while CMAC prepares to bring back live shows this summer.
Bieber announced his rescheduled tour dates on Thursday, including a May 14, 2022 stop at KeyBank Center in Buffalo. The “Peaches” singer was originally scheduled to travel to Buffalo and Albany in 2020, but then postponed Buffalo to July 2021 and canceled Albany entirely due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
WIVB reports that Bieber has postponed his tour for another year due to varying coronavirus restrictions across the U.S. Original tickets will be honored for the postponed date, and all former ticket holders will receive an e- mail with options if they cannot attend the new dates.
Meanwhile, the CMAC (Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center) announced Thursday that it will continue its 2021 summer concert season.
“We are delighted to be able to welcome our fans again this summer,” said Friends of CMAC President Ginny Clark. “It’s been a tough time for everyone over the last year and having live music and the fans back in our venue is going to be fantastic.
Two artists are currently scheduled for CMAC – Luke Combs on August 5 and 6 and Thomas Rhett on August 22 – and more shows will be announced in the coming weeks.
Brooklyn Made Presents promoter Keith Hagan said CMAC would follow New York State and Ontario County guidelines for Covid-19 safety, aiming to operate at 100% capacity if possible.
Amphitheaters and other large outdoor performing arts venues can open 33% from May 19, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo has said more could be allowed if attendees are vaccinated. All spectators are required to wear masks and practice social distancing, but sections with people who have received the Covid-19 vaccine could be 100% seated.
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