Tuesday, July 16, 2024

Not Nirvana: A Member of the Foo Fighters Camp Gets COVID, Cancelling LA Forum Show This Weekend


COVID is on the rise along with the Delta variant.

The result is not good for live performances. Foo Fighters have just canceled their show set for July 17th at the Los Angeles Forum.  The group says they’re canceling because someone in their organization tested positive for COVID. Who exactly isn’t specified, but now everyone has to be careful.

The sad irony here is that the Foos re-opened Madison Square Garden last month with the first new show in over 14 months. It was a big celebration of the end of COVID. And now they’d been hit with it.

In New York, the Governor’s Ball — set for a three day weekend in September — is having trouble with slow sales. They’re hitting social media like crazy to sell individual day tickets for the Friday and Sunday, on which Billie Eilish and Post Malone are the main stars at CitiField. Only Saturday is sold out.  Fans are not convinced about being in large crowds. CitiField capacity is 45,000.

Please, everyone, get vaccinated!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedmanhttps://www.showbiz411.com
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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