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 following is a Joint Statement from the Recording Academy and CBS:
“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 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. We look forward to celebrating Music’s Biggest Night on a future date, which will be announced soon.”
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Piercing Ken Thoughts: To be honest this announcement doesn’t surprise me at all because the surges in cases of the virus have pretty much quadrupled over the last couple of weeks and I am watching (and reporting on) a number of Broadway Theatre closures or hiatuses while many hope to wait this out. The Grammys are an event with too many people ensconced in a large space and while protocols on safety were likely in place after being mapped out, the best place to be for everyone involved is in front of a Zoom conference as opposed to being on top of one another. I know you are very likely tired of this kind of news but that is where we are. I suggest you mask up before you go anyplace and if you find them uncomfortable join the club since I can’t always breathe in the things – I still wear them and especially on the subway which is loaded with folks who choose not too. I am not taking my chances that they will pass something onto be but let me get off the soapbox. If you want to peruse the Nominations list just click HERE. I’d get a cup of coffee for that as its one hell of a list. Stay safe out there I will see you all again soon.