Due to the increasing threat of Omicron, the 64th Grammy awards which were to be held on January 31 are now postponed. No new dates are announced yet. The Recording Academy, which hosts music’s most prestigious awards event, declared on Wednesday that “holding the show on January 31 simply contains too many risks,” and that a new date will be announced “soon.”
“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 group said in a joint statement with CBS, its longtime television partner as per Variety. “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,” the academy said in a statement.
For the second year in row, grammy awards are postponed due to covid. Last year, due to the coronavirus many award shows were cancelled including Grammy. The show was to be held in late-January but was shifted to mid-March and later on held with limited audience mainly nominees.