The 2022 Grammy Awards which was previously scheduled for Jan. 31st has now been indefinitely postponed.
According to Variety, the decision to postpone the awards event stems from rising concerns over Covid-19, as the ceremony was preparing for a full in-house audience at the newly renamed Crypto.com Arena in Los Angeles.
Per reports, artists and record label executives are concerned about the purported date, and it’s unclear when the Grammys will take place owing to planned basketball and hockey games at the same arena. The Grammys usually reserve a venue for 10 days or more, and the Crypto.com Arena’s current calendar is mostly committed through June.
According to Variety’s sources, the Grammys in 2022 may be moved to the Hollywood Bowl owing to logistical difficulties.
An official statement from the Recording Academy and CBS reads:
“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.
“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 31st simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon.”
As a result of the new changes being made, there could be some changes in the performer’s list, although Trevor Noah is still on call as host for the award ceremony as of writing.
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