Jingle Ball is one of the biggest concerts that is held in US. It hosts music’s biggest names and attracts thousands of people around the States. To the disappointment of people due to a increase in transmission of covid, Jingle Ball has been cancelled.
The organizers came out to announce about why they found it best to cancel the concert amid surge in covid cases recently.
Due to the increased transmission of the new Covid-19 variant and to further minimize any potential risks, as a precautionary measure and for the safety of our staff, talent and guests, we have made the decision to cancel tonight’s IHeartRadio Y100 Jingle Ball.”
Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Saweetie, Black Eyed Peas and Anitta were among the artists scheduled to perform at the Miami stop of the traveling Christmas-themed pop show. A handful of artists including Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion and Jonas Brothers recently dropped out of their remaining Jingle Ball appearances after either testing positive for Covid-19 or coming into close contact with someone who had.
Lil Nas X, who performed at New York’s Jingle Ball concert, was forced to skip the following night’s London stop. He later revealed testing positive post-show. Coldplay also missed the London Jingle Ball following a positive test among their crew.
Florida’s new Covid cases have doubled over the past week. The state’s death toll has continued to climb as the Omicron variant has spread throughout the U.S. It has forced event cancellations stretching from Miami to Broadway and NBA and NHL games in-between.
It was the right decision to cancel the concert after all. People’s health comes in first and foremost and it cannot be compromised. Wise decisions like must be taken all around the world to curb the spread of this new variant and keep people safe.