Amid concern over the worldwide spread of COVID-19, commonly known as coronavirus, ABC announced in a statement on Tuesday, March 31: "With the uncertainty of COVID-19, we have unfortunately made the hard decision to cancel the previously postponed dates of the #DWTS: Live Tour 2020. We hope you are all staying safe and thank you for your continued understanding and support."
The remaining dates on the tour were originally put on hold.
"Our top priority has been and will continue to be the health and well-being of the Dancing With the Stars: Live! cast, crew and fans. On that note, we are incredibly sad to announce that the Dancing With the Stars: Live! 2020 Tour will be postponed for the remainder of the tour effective Friday March 13 due to the concerns surrounding the current global health situation," ABC shared in their original statement to ET on March 13. "This decision comes following the guidance of medical professionals, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and both national and local governments."
"All tickets purchased for shows between March 13 through April 7 will be honored for the rescheduled dates once announced. Purchasers will be notified in the coming weeks with details about the rescheduled show dates," the statement continued. "On behalf of the entire Dancing With the Stars: Live! family, we thank you for your support and hope to see you very soon."
The March 13 announcement came just hours before pro dancers from Dancing With the Stars were scheduled to perform at the Coronado Auditorium in Rockford, Illinois, with special guest Sailor Brinkley-Cook. Other special guests that were supposed to dance in the remaining cities included The Office star Kate Flannery, country singer Lauren Alaina and reigning mirrorball champion Hannah Brown.