The Grammy Awards are Postponed Due to Surge in the Omicron Variant
LOS ANGELES – The 64th Annual Grammy Awards has been postponed, joining several other events that have been postponed due to the surge in COVID-19 infections for the Omicron variant. The show was scheduled to take place Jan. 31 at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly known as the Staples Center) in Los Angeles. No new date has been set.
“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,” CBS and the Recording Academy said in a statement released today. “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 31 simply contains too many risks. We look forward to celebrating ‘Music’s Biggest Night’ on a future date, which will be announced soon.”
Last year’s Grammys also were postponed due to the pandemic. The show was moved from Jan. 31 to March 14. The ceremony featured a blend of live and pre-recorded performances, with awards presented in front of a small group of nominees and others attending.
Event organizers said a new date will be announced soon.