Due to increasing concern regarding the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), two of Christian music's biggest annual tours, Winter Jam and The Roadshow, announced this week that they are canceling the remainder of their 2020 concert dates.
Compassion LIVE shared:
Dear Roadshow Fans, Due to the continued spread of COVID-19, and the questions still surrounding it, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the remaining Roadshow 2020 tour dates. While this was an extremely difficult decision for us, the health and well-being of our attendees, performers, staff, and community is our top priority. All ticket holders will be issued a refund within 7 days. We appreciate your patience as we navigate a large number of refunds.
As you can imagine, cancelling of a tour like this has significant financial ramifications for Compassion LIVE and Compassion International. One of the goals and highlights of our tours are the thousands of children that are released from poverty in Jesus name through child sponsorship. We would be grateful if you could prayerfully consider sponsoring a child today at this link: www.compassion.com/theroadshowtour. Sponsoring a child through Compassion is a powerful way to make a difference in the world today. The Roadshow and Compassion International are grateful for your partnership in this ministry.
We are continually praying for everyone affected by the virus. Thank you and God Bless.
NewSong's Eddie Carswell announced:
Dear Winter Jam Family,
We have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak and it's impact on the Winter Jam 2020 Tour.
The desire of our entire team was to make every effort to complete the remainder of the tour if at all possible. Unfortunately, the recent decisions by most states to limit large gatherings of any significant size has made this impossible. Therefore, after careful evaluation and prayer, the decision has been made to cancel the remaining dates of Winter Jam 2020.
While this is a sad day, we would like for you to join us in celebrating the 31 incredible shows that we were able to complete, the 4,000+ children rescued from poverty through Holt International, and most importantly the 30,000+ people who accepted Christ. I'm sure many of you have your own stories about how Winter Jam impacted your lives this year and we hope you'll share them with us in the upcoming days.
We've always said this is God's tour and we know God has a plan for this year and the many years to come. We pray for everyone's health and safety during this time and look forward to seeing each and every one of you at Winter Jam 2021!