Clive Davis CANCELS annual pre-Grammy party but promises a return in 2023… after award ceremony is pushed back to April over coronavirus concerns
By Mark Mcgreal and Brian Marks For Dailymail.com
Published: 06:44 GMT, 5 February 2022 | Updated: 08:28 GMT, 5 February 2022
Clive Davis announced that he will not host his annual pre-Grammy party this year on Friday, Page Six reported.
The record producer, 89, usually hosts a legendary party before the biggest night in music but problems plagued the beloved event.
The joint statement he released along with Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason, Jr. said it was canceled because, ‘due to the logistical obstacles caused by the ongoing pandemic, including the unavailability of an appropriate venue.’
No big event this year: Clive Davis announced that he will not host his annual pre-Grammy part this year on Friday Page Six reported (pictured 2020)
However, the statement was optimistic about the future of the event, especially next year’s.
They said the 2023 will be, ‘when we will host an incredible evening in our unique and glittering way, hospitable to our wonderful music artists, music executives, film television, sports and illustrious politicians, who annually love the event like no other.’
An insider told the publication that the event runners wanted to be sure that they put together an evening they could be proud of.
‘They decided it was better to postpone the party than host an evening that didn’t live up to the magnificent tradition,’ the source said.
Draws big names: The record producer, 89, usually hosts a legendary party before the biggest night in music (Chance the Rapper and Elvis Costello pictured at party 2020)
Taking pride in the event: An insider told the publication that the event runners to cancel the event rather than throw one ‘that didn’t live up to the magnificent tradition’ (pictured 2020)
Davis is a five-time Grammy Award winner and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer. The cancelation of his party isn’t the only change to the ceremony this year.
The Academy announced that it would be postponing the ceremony in a message to its members and later shared the news with the general public on social media.
The ceremony was originally scheduled for January 31, but it was postponed to April 3 early last month due to soaring COVID-19 rates brought on by the highly infectious Omicron variant.
The new show will also have a change of location, as it was originally planned to go on in Downtown Los Angeles at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly known as the Staples Center).
The show will now be broadcast from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas.
Legendary host: Davis is a five-time Grammy Award winner and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a non-performer (pictured 2020 with Janet Jackson)
Moving the date: The Academy announced that it would be postponing the ceremony in a message to its members earlier this month (pictured 2018)
‘We are excited to take the Grammys to Las Vegas for the very first time, and to put on a world class show,’ Recording Academy CEO Harvey Mason Jr. said in the organization’s message to members.
‘From the moment we announced ponement of the original show date, we have been inundated with heartfelt messages of support and solidarity from the artist community. We are humbled by their generosity and grateful for their unwavering commitment to the Grammy Awards and the Academy’s mission.’
The Grammy Awards’ Twitter account followed up the rescheduling announcement by confirming that The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah was still on board to host the show.
Viewers will be able to catch the broadcast live on CBS on April 3, or on the network’s streaming service Paramount+.
Sin City: The show was originally planned to go on in Downtown Los Angeles at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly known as the Staples Center), but will now be at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Vegas; pictured in 2020
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