As Covid-19 conditions rise across the U.S., could live performance cancellations be returning?
Limp Bizkit introduced around the weekend that all August tour dates are being canceled, which include a present scheduled Monday (Aug. 9) at Rapids Theater in Niagara Falls, N.Y. The band experienced just returned to the stage a week in the past at a total-ability Lollapalooza competition in Chicago, generating headlines with singer Fred Durst’s new “Dad Vibes” appear.
“Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the security of the band, crew and most of all the fans, the Limp Bizkit clearly show this Monday and the remaining August tour is being cancelled. Refunds are readily available at their factors of invest in. All tickets procured on-line will be instantly refunded,” a assertion stated.
According to Rolling Stone, Durst denied rumors guitarist Wes Borland has Covid-19, telling followers on Instagram that “the system is significantly flawed” and “We do not treatment substantially about the BS… We treatment a whole lot about you.” It’s unclear if the group programs to go on carrying out in September or if the Western New York clearly show will be rescheduled at some level.
In associated news, Lynyrd Skynyrd canceled four live shows this thirty day period just after longtime band member Rickey Medlocke tested favourable for Covid- 19. No Upstate New York demonstrates are afflicted yet, but the “Sweet Home Alabama” band is presently scheduled to complete at CMAC in Canandaigua on Aug. 19 and at the Saratoga Doing Arts Center (SPAC) in Saratoga Springs on Aug. 28.
Last week, singer Michael Bublé postponed an Aug. 25 concert at the Times Union Heart, rescheduling the Albany venue for Oct. 19.
“I do not want to set my supporters at risk, nor my band and crew, by putting them in a condition that could quite possibly impact their overall health and as a result their close friends and spouse and children. It is superior for me to reschedule these shows to a time when all of us are self-confident that we can chill out and delight in the clearly show,” Buble claimed.
Sebastian Bach, who’s scheduled to conduct at del Lago Resort & On line casino in Waterloo on Sept. 25, mentioned he tested constructive for Covid-19 on Friday immediately after performing numerous reveals and attending his wife’s higher faculty reunion.
“Thank God for the vaccine I can not wait around to get a different one particular all signs and symptoms are gone now not canceling demonstrates,” the former Skid Row singer stated.
New Orleans Jazz Fest has also been rescheduled from Oct for Spring 2022 owing to the unfold of the Covid delta variant in Louisiana. And Billboard studies Garth Brooks is re-assessing his stadium tour soon after the next two demonstrates tickets for a Seattle concert have been place on hold.
Most concert events in Upstate New York are at this time even now on as scheduled, but reside events were being mainly canceled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Worries are superior as the 7-working day average for new day-to-day Covid-19 infections has now surpassed 100,000 in the U.S., returning to degrees not witnessed because the winter season surge.