*The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has cancelled the live induction ceremony in 2020 due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
“To protect the health and safety of our Inductees, their families, crews, and our attendees, we’ve made the decision that the scheduled live event is not possible,” John Sykes, Chairman of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Foundation said in a statement. “Together with HBO and executive producer Joel Gallen, we will still create an exciting program honoring our 2020 inductees, by telling the stories of their incredible contributions to music and impact on a generation of artists that followed them.”
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— Rock Hall (@rockhall) July 13, 2020
Honorees including Whitney Houston, Depeche Mode, Notorious B.I.G., The Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, and T-Rex will instead be honored during an HBO special set to air on Nov. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Jon Landau and Irving Azoff will also be celebrated as winners of the Ahmet Ertegun Award.
The fall event replaces the 35th annual live induction that was originally set to air May 2 but was postponed over concerns stemming from the pandemic.
Due to ongoing COVID-19 concerns, the live 2020 HOF Induction Ceremony concert on 11/7 is cancelled. In place of the live event, we’ll broadcast an exclusive special about the #RockHall2020 Inductees on @HBO & HBO Max November 7, 2020 at 8pm. More details: https://t.co/BEun54az4b pic.twitter.com/6qGPq3g9rw
— Rock Hall (@rockhall) July 8, 2020
The ceremony was originally supposed to take place at Cleveland’s Public Hall on May 2nd. It was moved to November 7th because of the pandemic.
This is the first time artists will be inducted into the Hall of Fame without a public ceremony.