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With tours and festivals making a return amidst COVID-19 variants, Live Nation has announced they will allow their artists to require proof of vaccination or a negative test from guests who attends shows and staff.
The news was first announced by a memo, obtained by Variety saying “can require all attendees and staff to be fully vaccinated or show a negative test result for entry, where permitted by law.” It followed, “We believe this is a great model, and we have already implemented this successfully at many major shows including Lollapalooza. We know people are eager to return to live events and we hope these measures encourage even more people to get vaccinated. That is the number one thing anyone can do to take care of those around them and we are encouraging as many shows as possible to adopt this model.”
Live Nation to Require Vaccination or Proof of Negative Test Result for U.S. Concerts https://t.co/qEI9TkdTC0
— Variety (@Variety) August 6, 2021
It was also announced by Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino as of October 4, “all employees in the U.S. [must] be vaccinated to enter one of our events, venues or offices – with limited exceptions as may be required by law.”