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    BTS Just Canceled Their World Tour — And 15 Other Event Postponements Or Cancelations Due To The Delta Variant

    "Falls plans versus Delta variant," I joke amid tears.

    Contrary to some of the discourse out there, the pandemic is far (let me emphasize: far) from over.

    A poster that says "Get the fucking vaccine" next to another poster that says "Wear a fucking mask"

    The Delta strain of coronavirus is currently the leading variant in the US, and the daily caseload is now at higher levels than in any previous surge except for last winter. Particularly hard-hit areas include regions with low populations of vaccinated people — including states like Florida, Louisiana, and Mississippi — where hospitals are struggling to care for patients.

    A car parked outside of an emergency room which is cordoned off with police tape

    As a result, the resurgence of concert venues and indoor conventions has to take a backseat, with many celebrities, musicians, and other entertainment figures canceling scheduled events. Here's a list of what's been pulled or postponed so far:

    A crow of people at an outdoor music event

    1. Schitt's Creek: The Farewell Tour

    2. BTS' Map of the Soul World Tour

    BTS on a red carpet posing for a photo

    3. VidCon

    A VidCon panel discussion

    4. Garth Brooks

    Garth playing his guitar on stage

    5. Stevie Nicks

    6. Florida Georgia Line

    7. Alan Parsons

    8. Nine Inch Nails

    9. Limp Bizkit

    10. New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival

    Musicians performing on stage

    11. Lynyrd Skynyrd

    12. Michael Bublé

    13. Neil Young

    14. Foo Fighters

    15. Korn

    16. Fall Out Boy

    We'll make sure to keep you updated if (when) more events are canceled or postponed as a result of the pandemic.