For their upcoming tour dates, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit require the audience to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. “If the venue doesn’t allow it, we won’t play,” he added in a tweet.

“I’m all for freedom, but when you’re dead, you have no freedom at all. It’s probably important to stay alive before you start questioning your freedom, “Isbell added in an interview on MSNBC.

Isbell is one of a growing number of artists implementing the vaccine or negative test requirement. Japanese Breakfast made an announcement similar to Isbell’s, and Live Nation recently unveiled a policy allowing artists to require vaccinations for audiences. New York City is the first major city in the US to require a vaccine to go to concerts or Broadway shows.

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Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit Tour