Yet another event is waving the white flag on this year because of coronavirus, and hoping for the best next year.

The Enrique Iglesias, Ricky Martin concert planned for September 6 at the Don Haskins Center has been rescheduled to next fall. UTEP Office of Special Events announced the new date is September 4, 2021. Original tickets will be honored, according to UTEP, and anyone needing more information should contact the original point of purchase.

This was to be the pair's first-ever co-headlining tour in North America and they were very much looking forward to it, but the move to reschedule was not a surprise nor unexpected. With coronavirus cases continuing to surge in El Paso and across the country, the Martin/Iglesias tour is but the latest in a long line of concerts and events that have been rescheduled, postponed, or cancelled.

In fact, the concert and live event industry have been decimated by the pandemic and the steps local governments have taken in an effort to slow the continuing spread.

Neon Desert Crowd
Sal Montez

El Paso Comic-Con recently announced it will not be returning to downtown in October choosing instead to move to April 2021. The Broadway in El Paso productions of Les Misérables, Stomp, and Waitress have also been moved to next year.

After rescheduling from its usual Memorial Day weekend dates to Labor Day weekend, organizers of Neon Desert Festival decided in June to scrap it altogether also in the best interest of public health.

ZZ Top, Pink Floyd Laser Spectacular, and Urban Cowboy Reunion Tour Presenting Mickey Gilley & Johnny Lee are among the few shows still on the books for the fall, but with a virus that spreads by proximity, an eruption of positive cases, and a limit on social gatherings it would be very surprising if they went through with them.

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