Delta variant cases continue to rise across the country and Live Nation is tightening their COVID-19 restrictions as a result.
The concert organizer updated their policy after Lollapalooza last month. “Vaccines are going to be your ticket back to shows …” president/CEO Michael Rapino said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “We will be following the model we developed for Lollapalooza and requiring this for artists, fans, and employees at Live Nation venues and festivals everywhere possible in the US.”
The requirement will be effective October 4th, which also marks the deadline for all employees to be fully vaccinated if they expect to remain employed.
The company is offering paid time off for every appointment for the vaccination.
“Our business and our industry is about uniting people and vaccines are one of the greatest tools for making sure that everyone can continue to enjoy live music together,” Rapino said. “We’ve gone through a lot this past year and it’s remarkable to see how far we’ve come.”