NEW YORK (AP) – The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame said on Tuesday that it planned to perform a live induction of its 36th class on October 30 in Cleveland before an actual audience!
The induction ceremony will take place at the Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, home of the Cleveland Cavaliers, and tickets will be available to the general public.
“We are optimistic and hopeful for the event,” said Greg Harris, president and CEO of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
Inductees will be announced in May. Jay-Z, Foo Fighters, Mary J. among the nominees. Blige, The Go-Go, Devo, and Carol Raja.
Currently, the Ohio Cavaliers allow crowds of up to 25% capacity in the arena for games. Hall expects the percentage to increase by the time of induction, but promises to follow best health practices.
This will be the sixth time the induction ceremony will be held in Cleveland, home to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. For the past decade, Hall has invited fans to buy tickets for speeches and live performances, rather than an audience from industry insiders.
Harris said the fall ceremony, which went from spring last year because of COVID, will become permanent.
He looked amazing at a news conference when he played a clip of Prince’s performance, which featured the sound of Prince’s performance of “Let’s Go Crazy” from his induction.
“Looking at that footage makes me realize how much we miss live music,” he said.
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