The Foo Fighters have cancelled their US tour dates in Minneapolis because of the COVID-19 regulations of the venue
As soon as the Foo Fighters announced their US tour for 2022, the venue in Minneapolis, Minnesota, refused to adhere to the band’s COVID-19 safety precautions, therefore they said they would not be playing there.
Dave Grohl and the rest of the band have officially announced plans for a North American stadium tour in 2022, which will take place from May to August of that year. After beginning in Pennsylvania and ending in Los Angeles, the trip will conclude.
However, the band has announced that their August 3 gig at Huntington Bank Stadium in Minneapolis will not go forward. The Foo Fighters have said that they are seeking for a new venue that will comply with the band’s proposed COVID-19 safety standards, and the show has been cancelled.
“Due to Huntington Bank Stadium’s refusal to agree to the band’s COVID safety measures, Foo Fighters are unable to perform at that venue,” a statement from the band read.
“We apologize for any inconvenience and are working on finding a suitable replacement one that will prioritize the health and safety of everyone working and attending the show.”
In a Stereogum story, the Star Tribune states that Huntington Bank Stadium does not need masks, evidence of vaccination, or negative test results for event attendance.
University of Minnesota officials have “declined to change its existing protocols for large events, which have been effective”. a spokeswoman for the stadium told the Star Tribune.
Everyone should get immunised, wear a mask while in large crowds, and take other measures to safeguard their own and the public’s health, according to the CDC’s statement.
As a result of Foo Fighters’ return to in-person concerts, the band has come under fire for their earlier stipulation that concertgoers be vaccinated. In June, protests were held outside the band’s gigs in California and New York.
There has been some criticism from Cro-Mags frontman John Joseph, who has called the band “Flu Pfizers” and “Flu Fighters” and referred to them as “what kind of bullshit is that?” Where in your head are you dealing with such fucking nonsense that you’d put on a vaccinated-only show?”