Eric Clapton has announced that he will not play any UK concerts if proof of vaccination is required for admission.
With ‘Freedom Day’ already passed, Prime Minister Boris Johnson stated that many UK nightclubs and venues where large crowds can gather would require a proof of vaccine state in order to permit entry, thus limiting the spread of the virus.
Eric Clapton, however, followed this news with a statement of his own: “Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July, 2021, I feel honour bound to make an announcement of my own: I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present.”
Interestingly, Clapton chose to release his statement via the London-based anti-lockdown activist Robin Monotti Graziadei. It continues, “Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show.”
Clapton is set to perform at various shows in 2021 and 2022 in the US across a handful of southern states and thereafter he will play some rescheduled European dates next spring.
Clapton himself has been vaccinated but claimed that the television made him ill, has also stated that his COVID theories have lost him a lot of friends.