The iHeartRadio Music Awards will be rescheduled as the Shrine Auditorium, which was to host the March 29 event, is temporarily closing due to the large gatherings mandate by the State of California.
“As you may know, the Shrine in Los Angeles recently announced that it is officially closed for events through March 31st at the earliest – which includes the iHeartRadio Music Awards scheduled to air on Fox, Sunday, March 29,” a statement from iHeartMedia read. “The safety of our guests, employees, artists and partners is our main priority. iHeartMedia and Fox will plan to reschedule at the appropriate time and will provide more information and relevant updates as they become available. Refunds are being issued to ticketed guests.”
Eight-time Grammy winner Usher was scheduled to host and perform at the awards ceremony, which was to air on iHeartMedia radio stations nationwide. Also scheduled to perform were Justin Bieber, Halsey and Lizzo.
Now in its seventh year, the iHeartRadio Music Awards celebrate the most played artists and songs on iHeartRadio stations and the iHeartRadio app throughout 2019. Blockbuster hits by Billie Eilish, Jonas Brothers, Lil Nas X, Lizzo and Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello have been nominated for Song of the Year.
iHeartMedia has also cancelled all iHeartRadio Theater shows in New York and Los Angeles through May 1. On Friday (March 13), iHeartMedia announced the postponement of its iHeartCountry Festival in Austin with tickets to be honored at the rescheduled date.