He is implementing these requirements as a way to hopefully reduce the chances that more shows will be canceled or delayed in the upcoming months. And today, it seems as though he’s already dealing with some scheduling issues.
Though this is the first time we’ve seen a venue change over a disagreement on new COVID protocols, with more and more venues and/or artists taking a stance on how the show will be run, I have a feeling it won’t be the last.
He was scheduled to play a show today at The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion in The Woodlands near Houston, Texas. The promoter, Live Nation, recently announced that they would also leave COVID policy decisions up to the artist and support whatever decision each individual artist or band made.
But according to Jason, it was the venue owner who did not want to try and implement his requested policy:
“The pavilion statement is false.
Live Nation, the promoter, was on board but the venue owner flat-out refused to even attempt to implement the policy.”
The pavilion statement is false. Live Nation, the promoter, was on board but the venue owner flat-out refused to even attempt to implement the policy. https://t.co/iGlfTTLYsV