Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Postpones Induction Ceremony

Depeche Mode's David Gahan at the 2018 Isle Of Wight Festival. Photo by Dan Reid/Shutterstock (9725371hf)

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces that the 2020 induction ceremony scheduled to take place May 2 has been pushed back amid Coronavirus concern. 

This year’s 35th annual induction ceremony and concert were to induce Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G. and T-Rex, with Jon Landau and Irving Azoff were set to be the recipients of the Ahmet Ertegun Award for industry professionals.

“The health and safety of our fans and visitors is our highest priority,” the organization told CNN in a statement. “Given recent news regarding coronavirus and the urging by Ohio Governor Mike DeWine regarding large public gatherings, we have made the decision to postpone the 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and Induction Week festivities until later this year.”