The 2020 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony has been rescheduled for Nov. 7.
Originally slated for May 2, the event was pushed from spring to fall due to the concerns about the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus.
“We are very disappointed to announce the postponement of this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony,” Rock & Roll Hall of Fame President Joel Peresman shared in an earlier statement. “Our first concern is to the health and safety of our attendees and artists and we are complying to the direction of the local and state authorities and common sense.”
The ceremony is still set to take place in Cleveland's Public Auditorium at 8PM ET and will be broadcast live on HBO. Details on the performers, presenters and other guests are yet to be announced.
This year's 2020 class includes the Doobie Brothers, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Whitney Houston, T-Rex and the Notorious B.I.G. Managers Jon Landau and Irving Azoff will also be honored with the Ahmet Ertegun Award, which recognizes non-performers' contributions to the growth of rock music.
2020 - a whirlwind of unforeseen circumstances in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, also marks the first time HBO is broadcasting the induction ceremony live.