The recent surge in coronavirus cases, fueled by the highly contagious Delta variant, has resulted in the cancellation of several upcoming musical performances.
The group Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit show scheduled for Wednesday in Houston has been cancelled, according to a statement on Tuesday from Mr. Isbell’s music label, Southeastern Records. The venue, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, “was unwilling to meet the band’s updated health and safety standards,” it read. Tickets purchased online will be refunded according to the statement.
Also on Tuesday, singer Stevie Nicks said that although she has been vaccinated, she is canceling the shows she was due to play this year due to the rising number of cases.
“I want everyone to be safe and healthy and the increasing Covid cases should worry us all,” Ms Nicks, 73, said in a statement. a statement on Twitter. “Although I have been vaccinated, at my age I am still extremely cautious and have therefore decided to skip the 5 performances I had planned for 2021.”
Over the weekend, the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival said it was canceling this year’s event, citing the increase in cases.
In June, Bruce Springsteen became the first person to perform on Broadway as some New York City theaters reopened after closing 16 months earlier due to the pandemic. Before his first appearance, Mr Springsteen told cardholders that they would only be admitted if they could show proof of vaccination.