Jason Isbell, Stevie Nicks Cancel Shows Over Covid Concerns
The recent spike in coronavirus cases, fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant, has resulted in the cancellation of several upcoming musical performances.
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit’s show scheduled for Wednesday in Houston has been canceled, according to A declaration Tuesday from Mr. Isbell music label, Southeastern Records. The venue, the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, “was unwilling to comply with the group’s up-to-date health and safety standards,” one read. Tickets purchased online will be refunded, the statement said.
Also on Tuesday, singer Stevie Nicks said that although she is vaccinated, she is canceling shows she is scheduled to give this year, due to the growing number of cases. “I want everyone to be safe and healthy and the increase in Covid cases should be of concern to all of us,” said Ms Nicks, 73, in A declaration. “Although I am vaccinated, at my age I am still extremely careful and therefore decided to skip the 5 performances I had planned for 2021.”
Over the weekend, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival announced it was canceling this year’s event, citing the increase in cases.
In June, Bruce Springsteen became the first person to perform on Broadway after some New York theaters reopened after temporarily closing 16 months earlier, due to the pandemic. Ahead of his first performance, Mr Springsteen told ticket holders that they would only be admitted if they showed proof of vaccination.
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