Lizzo's Houston Rodeo 2020 Concert Is Officially Canceled & Fans Are Devastated
Due to growing coronavirus fears.
In devastating news, the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo has just canceled this year's rodeo due to coronavirus fears. The rodeo draws millions of people every year to NRG Stadium's grounds every March and with the fears surrounding the 14 confirmed Houston-area COVID-19 cases, it has been decided today to cancel the rest of this year's Houston Rodeo events. This means all Houston Rodeo concerts, including Lizzo's, are canceled.
There are mixed responses to the cancellation: some are for it, as evidenced by the petition to cancel this year's rodeo that garnered thousands of signatures.
Others are very upset at the cancellation, especially fans who were looking forward to seeing their favorite artists.
Houston's Mayor Sylvester Turner just took to a press conference and announced that the events will either be rescheduled or canceled.
Fans of Lizzo especially have taken to Twitter to vent their anger towards the cancellation.
When Lizzo's concert was first announced back in early February, tickets to her concert sold out in minutes, and people have been looking forward to her concert, which was going to be this upcoming Friday, March 13.
Lizzo is known for her amazing, high-energy performances, where she gets the audience involved and just as hyped as she is.
So we completely understand why ticket-holders and fans, in general, have taken to Twitter to voice their upset over no longer getting to see the Houston-based singer take on the city's most iconic spinning stage.
Out of the currently 32 confirmed Coronavirus cases in Texas, a large chunk of them are around the Houston area. Due to this, Mayor Turner has just announced in his press conference that the city of Houston is now under a 7-day "emergency health declaration."
One of the bigger actions in response to the declaration is to cancel Houston's incredibly popular Rodeo in the hopes of possibly minimizing the risk of new cases.
However, this has not stopped Lizzo fans, and rodeo-goers in general, from being angry at the cancellation of an event many have been looking forward to.