Bad news if you had tickets to see Koe Wetzel in Raleigh or Atlanta next week.
He and his band were supposed to be opening for 3 Doors Down next weekend at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina and Cadence Bank Amphitheatre in Atlanta, Georgia.
But, he just announced that they will be cancelling both shows due to “new regulations put in place since the announcement of these shows”:
“Unfortunately the shows in Raleigh (10/7) and Atlanta (10/9) with @3doorsdown have been cancelled.
We will still be playing with them in Simpsonville on 10/8 and we have replaced the Raleigh show with a show at @hobmyrtlebeach on Thursday, October 7. Tickets for the Myrtle Beach show go on sale this morning (Wednesday) at 10:30am CT.
Any tickets purchased for the two cancelled shows will be refunded directly at the point of sale.”
Instead, he will now play a show in Myrtle Beach and is keeping the show in Simpsonville, South Carolina on the books.
The Raleigh Convention Center tweeted out guidelines yesterday requiring all attendees at any event in the area this weekend to show proof of vaccination status upon entry, and Cadence Bank Amphitheatre has similar guidelines:
Reminder: If you are attending ANY ticketed or registration-required #IBMAWOB2021 event this week or weekend (including at the RCC, @RedHatAmp, and @DECRaleigh), you must show proof of vaccination status. Your cooperation is what makes these events possible so thank you, friends! pic.twitter.com/16LM1Z8gvL
Just last week, Koe’s team issued a statement on Instagram noting their protocol when it comes to playing certain venues that have COVID restrictions and regulations already in place that are beyond their control.
They noted that they would continue to play as many shows as they could, but would cancel any show at a venue that had a mandate or restriction place going forward:
While this is most certainly a bummer for people who were looking forward to seeing Koe live, I have a feeling this is going to be happening for the foreseeable future with many different artists who want all of their fans to be able to come see them play.