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Hollywood Reporter: reviving concert tours will be more complicated for venues than bringing back sporting events

A 10/9/20 Hollywood Reporter article, Will Live Events Return? There May Be No "Back to Normal", cities, unsurprisingly, the plan for new protocols at live event venues, like contactless purchases/tickets, and extra cleaning. 

Such costs may be passed along to ticket buyers--and many people will have less money, along with wariness about safety, even after a vaccine.

The article makes an important distinction between professional sports, which relies significantly on TV revenues (and thus is easier to revive), and live music, which relies on ticket purchases and also depends on extensive touring, which likely will be complicated by different requirements in different cities.

Beyond that, concert promoters face compressed availability for dates, given that sports have been backloaded, and tours postponed from 2020 will compete with those planned for 2021.

Bottom line: many question marks remain.

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