As COVID rates surge again, concert promoters are setting new rules to keep concertgoers safe.
As the festival winds were blowing, Lollapalooza organizers announced that attendees will need to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test. As the four-day Chicago festival kicks off, all attendees will be required to show proof of a COVID vaccine, or a negative test for the virus within the last three days.
Lollapalooza is expected to draw 100,000 attendees and will include performances from Foo Fighters, Post Malone, Tyler the Creator, Miley Cyrus, Journey, Megan Thee Stallion, Young Thug, Limp Bizkit, Modest Mouse, Roddy Ricch, Dababy, Marshmello, Steve Aoki, Jimmy Eat World, Angles & Airwaves, and many, many more.
Another tour announced some cancellations today as well. The Back in Your Face Tour with Soul Asylum, Local H and Juliana Hatfield has postponed the first seven shows, which were expected to occur August 1st through August 10th.
Foo Fighters have held performances with proof required, plus many major employers are requiring a vaccine as well. The required vaccine may be standard to rejoin the “normal” life we once knew.
The summer of bummer is behind us, but new challenges keep popping up. We all have our opinions, but one thing is certain, promoters have a tough challenge in front of them. They are tasked with putting on a great show, while doing the best they can to provide a safe environment for the bands and the fans. There’s a good chance that providing proof of vaccinations or a clean COVID test to get into a large show may be the norm for the immediate future.
For now, if you want to see your favorite bands, GO GET YOUR VACCINE if you haven’t already!