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2022 Grammys Expected to Be Delayed Due to Rising Omicron Cases

by Anna Dunn
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 20: Singer Amy Winehouse's GRAMMY Awards are displayed at the Opening Night of The Grammy Museum Exhibit "Beyond Black - The Style Of Amy Winehouse" at The GRAMMY Museum on January 20, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)

The 2022 Grammy’s may get delayed due to a rise in Omicron cases. The delay will lightly put the awards back a few months. If it’s true, organizers will delay for a few months. Organizers are reportedly looking at all options.

Rumors suggest that organizers are hoping to put the January 31st show on pause and postpone it until March or April. Organizers slated the show to take place in the Crypto.com arena. But they also may relocate to better respond to the new wave of COVID-19.

The claims, made by Showbiz 411, also suggest that organizers have to work with the artists planning to perform. Some may not be able to if the schedule changes.

Last month, the Grammys announced the nominations for the 2022 awards. Jon Batiste leads the crowd with a nomination count of 11. Doja Cat, Justin Beiber, and H.E.R all got eight nominations while Billie Eilish and Olivia Rodrigo got seven. But all of these artists may have to wait a bit.

There have been multiple Broadway shows, concerts, and other large gatherings postponed due to Omicron.

The iHeartRadio’s Jingle Ball Tour had to cancel a performance when Doja Cat announced she tested positive for COVID-19. Popular artist Megan Thee Stallion also canceled a concert when multiple staff members were exposed to the virus.

And Times Square New Year’s Eve celebration has cut down its number of allowed attendees from 58,000 to 15,000. And Saturday Night Live recently did away with having a live studio audience over the variant.

The Spread of the Omicron Variant Has Caused Chaos for Airlines

The spread of the new variant wreaked havoc on flights. Airlines have canceled thousands over the holiday weekend. Today, Sunday, September 26th, over 4,000 flights have been canceled. Delta Airlines has been especially hard hit and has issued a statement following the spike in cancellations.

“The nationwide spike in Omicron cases this week has had a direct impact on our flight crews and the people who run our operation. As a result, we’ve unfortunately had to cancel some flights and are notifying impacted customers in advance of them coming to the airport,” a spokesperson for the airline said in a statement.

Delta noted that they are working hard to get people to their destinations. Delta, Jet Blue, and American have all noted that the Omicron variant is causing staffing problems, and they simply don’t have enough available staff to keep up with demands.

Many holiday travelers had to spend Christmas alone in the airport instead of seeing their families because of the cancellations.

Now, it looks like the Grammy’s may be the next event to face postponement due to the new surge.