There were reports the GRAMMYs were likely going to be postponed due to concerns over Omicron, and now the Recording Academy has confirmed the rumors.
“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,” read a statement from the Recording Academy and CBS. “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.”
The statement adds, “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.”
- So far the show has not been reschedule, but HitsDailyDouble claims it will likely be moved to Spring, and will likely be moved from Los Angeles’ Crypto.com arena (former Staples Center). Sources tell the site it may actually move to Las Vegas.
- This is the second year in a row the GRAMMYs have been postponed due to COVID. Last year’s show was supposed to take place January 31st, but was moved to March 14th.