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Miley Cyrus, Madonna, Pearl Jam, Neil Young cancel shows

Several music artists, including Madonna, Pearl Jam and Pentatonix, are nixing shows amid coronavirus concerns. 

Madonna, 61, announced on her website Monday that her March 10-11 Madame X shows in Paris are cancelled now that France has banned events with more than 1,000 people in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

“Following official notification from the Office of the Police this morning prohibiting all events with an audience attendance of over 1000, Live Nation regrets to announce the final two Madame X performances previously re-scheduled to 10-March and 11-March are forced to be cancelled,” reads a statement. “Tickets are refundable at point of purchase. We regret the disappointment to fans.”

France reported 1,209 cases as of Monday, the second-largest number of cases in Europe after Italy. So far, 19 people in France have died.

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Madonna has cancelled the last two stops of her latest tour in France after the country said it was banning events of more than 1,000 people to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Madonna wasn’t alone in canceling her tour stops for safety concerns. Pearl Jam soon followed suit Monday, announcing the postponement of its North American tour. 

“As residents of the city of Seattle, we’ve been hit hard and have witnessed firsthand how quickly these disastrous situations can escalate,” the rock band tweeted. “Our kids’ schools have closed along with universities and businesses.”

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