Bleachers is the latest act requiring viewers to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test on their upcoming tour, Rolling Stone points out. Jack Antonoff announced the news today (August 11th) on Twitter. “We are now working with the promoters and venues to ensure that all shows for the grandstand tour are vaccinated / tested negative,” wrote Antonoff. He added, “We don’t play around. Every show will be as safe as possible without any crazy bullshit. ”Find his post below.
Earlier this month, Japanese Breakfast posted a statement on Twitter encouraging fans to get vaccinated before their 2021 tour. She also announced that all shows on the tour will require masks and either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 48 hours of the performance.
On Aug. 9, Jason Isbell and the 400 unit also announced upcoming tour protocols that require attendees to provide evidence of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. “If the venue doesn’t allow it, we won’t play,” Isbell said in a tweet. Dead & Company also announced that they will enforce vaccination records on their upcoming 2021 tour, according to Rolling Stone. Austin City Limits Live tweeted a request from Kesha tonight saying the artist needed masks and proof of vaccination or a negative test to enter her show at the Moody Theater on August 18th.
In addition, Live Nation recently released a policy that allows artists to require vaccinations for audiences. New York is the first major city in the United States to require a vaccine to go to concerts or Broadway shows.