Live music is back, but given the virulence of the delta variant, we haven’t gotten much back to normal. Live Nation Canada has announced new vaccine requirements for the shows it promotes across the country. Here is the press release:
Live Nation Canada has announced that it will deploy protocols requiring all performers and fans to present proof of COVID vaccination OR a negative COVID test to participate in performances at venues wholly owned and operated by Live Nation Canada, where legally permitted. permits.
THEive Nation Canada has said the policy will be in full force nationwide no later than October 4, 2021, although many shows will likely implement these protocols sooner as they seek to effect the change as soon as possible. In addition, beyond October 4, all Live Nation Canada employees will need to be fully immunized to be able to work or visit sites or offices.
Outdoor shows have the lowest risk of transmission, but Live National also manages History (a new indoor venue in Toronto), The Danforth Music Hall (Toronto), Commodore Ballroom (Vancouver), Midway (Edmonton) and The Velvet. Underground (Toronto). LN also “shares best practices for allowing artists to request these policies at third-party venues where Live Nation promotes shows but does not control the protocols.” Hope these places will follow the advice.
The company is implementing similar protocols around the world. They claim that 90% of attendees at this year’s Lollapalooza showed up completely vaxxed. Of these, 12% said they only received the jab so they could come to the concert.