New York Indie-pop act Bleachers is the latest to require their audience members to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test on their upcoming tour.
The mastermind behind Bleachers and Lorde sidekick, Jack Antonoff confirmed the news on Twitter yesterday, August (11th). He explained:
“Working with the promoters and venues now to make sure all shows are vaccine/negative test for entry for the Bleachers tour.”
Antonoff continued: “We’re not messing around. Every show will be as safe as possible without any weirdo bullshit.”
Earlier this year, indie rock hero Japanse Breakfast released a statement on Twitter encouraging her fans to get vaccinated before coming to her 2021 tour. Preceding the same steps as Antonoff, she declared that all of her shows on the tour will require masks and either proof of vaccination or a negative PCR test within 48 hours before the show.
Furthermore, earlier this week (August 9th), Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit also announced the plans to tackle Covid-19 on their upcoming tour. As with the above acts, Isbell’s shows will require the audience to provide proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test. Isbell declared in a tweet: “If the venue won’t allow that, we won’t play,”
Meanwhile, iconic rockers Dead & Company also revealed that they will be enforcing Covid-19 protocols at their upcoming tour, as reported in Rolling Stone. Furthermore, ubiquitous promoters Live Nation have recently revealed their policy that allows artists to require audience vaccinations for shows, this comes after the city of New York became the first city to require a vaccine to attend concerts and shows.
Listen to Bleachers ‘Stop Making This Hurt’, below.