Statement from Pizza Express re ‘hibernation’ of venues

Pizza Express Live have issued a statement about their four venues (Dean Street, Holborn, Pheasantry, Birmingham):

Morten Schantz Godspeed at Pizza Express Jazz Club, Dean Street. Photo: Cat Munro

Here is the statement in full: “We’ve taken the difficult decision to cancel all shows at our four PizzaExpress Live venues until Spring 2021. Despite a successful trial re-opening at PizzaExpress Live in Holborn during October and working hard to implement extensive safety measures, we believe these precautions could become increasingly intrusive in our small, intimate Live venues – particularly if national restrictions increase as COVID cases rise nationally. We remain devoted to supporting live music and will be sure to rearrange dates for the new year once the situation has improved. This is the last decision we wanted to reach – we know the disappointment it will bring to our valued customers and the incredibly talented artists who were scheduled to play – but safety and caution must prevail. We’ll be back and the shows will go on when we come out of hibernation.” LINK: Pizza Express Live

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