ONE of Glasgow's biggest music venues has announced that all shows will be postponed until May 7 but insist they will do their best to reschedule performances. 

The o2 Academy in the city's Gorbals area said the decision was taken for the safety of staff, artists and visitors. 

They added that they must also follow advice from the UK Government.

In a statement, the venue owned by Academy Music Group, said: "Music and live events are the lifeblood of the industry and decisions to reschedule shows and tours are not taken lightly.

"As venue operators, our priority right now is to work with event promoters and organisers to rearrange dates.

"Some shows and events will be moving to dates in the future, some we already know about, some we are waiting to hear on, so behind the scenes promoters and artists will be working tirelessly to re-route shows and tours as quickly as they can."

The statement added: "Our management team remains vigilant and is monitoring the situation in real-time to respond as information evolves and we wholeheartedly appreciate your support to remain positive as well as adapt to the challenges in this global situation."

Music fans with tickets to upcoming events at the venue will be contacted.


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