Tour And Show Cancellations Are Looming In
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Just When Things Are Going Back To Normal
After a year of no live music, imagine everyone’s excitement when their favorite musicians started announcing tour dates and festival appearances. But just when we thought the global health crisis was ending, the pandemic continued with other variants infecting people. It was like 2020 all over again.
Live music was still beginning to pick up, but with the continuous threat of Covid-19 even among the fully vaccinated, some artists opted to postpone or cancel gigs altogether.
Foo Fighters had to move their July 17 gig at The Forum in Los Angeles after a member of their team contracted coronavirus.
Randy Bachman and Burton Cummings announced the “cancellation of the U.S. leg of their highly anticipated tour ‘Together Again – Live In Concert.’” They’re hoping to hit the road “when things are more predictable in terms of travel in and out of Canada.”
— Burton Cummings (@burtoncummings) August 5, 2021
James Taylor and Bonnie Raitt also canceled their co-headlining tour because of “COVID-19 challenges and restrictions.” It’s actually the second time they had to cancel, the first one was last year at the start of the pandemic.
REO Speedwagon called off two shows in August because someone in their camp tested positive. They said in a statement, “Once everyone affected observes the recommended quarantine and tests negative, we’ll be back on the road again!”