Travis Tritt is drawing his line in the sand… and he isn’t backing down.
Tritt made headlines yesterday when he announced that he would be canceling shows at any venue that required proof of vaccination, or a negative COVID test for entry.
From the beginning, he’s been an opponent of any kind of venue requirements, saying that “any form of discrimination should be condemned.”
However when a number of venues, as well as large promoters like LiveNation and AEG started requiring vaccines for attendance, many artists opposed to the mandates were left with their hands tied.
You either have to play at the venues you previously scheduled before the new rules, or cancel your shows… and Travis opted to “put his money where his mouth is,” and refuse to play at any venue with a mandate in place.
He released the following statement:
“I’m putting my money where my mouth is and announcing that any venue or promoter mandating masks, requiring vaccinations, or pushing COVID testing protocols on my fans will not be tolerated.
Any show I have booked that discriminates against concert-goers by requiring proof of vaccination, a COVID test, or a mask is being canceled immediately.
Many people are taking a firm stand against these mandates around the country, and I wholeheartedly support that cause. I have been extremely vocal against mandates since the beginning.
This is a sacrifice that I’m willing to make to stand up for the freedoms that generations of Americans have enjoyed for their entire lifetimes.
There are plenty of promoters and venues around the country that appreciate fans and the freedom of choice in this great country, and those are the promoters and venues that I will be supporting.
I’m sorry for any inconvenience this situation creates for anyone who had purchased tickets to these shows. We will try to reschedule unrestricted shows in these areas as soon as we can.”
After the backlash ensued (as well as support from many others) he doubled down, calling for his fans to “hold the line and stand strong.”
The fear-mongering narrative is breaking down. People who stand up against this narrative scare the hell out of those who promote fear. Hold the line and stand strong. 🇺🇸🎸