Harry Styles is the latest artist to announce a coronavirus policy for his upcoming tour. According to a new statement from the artist, ticket holders must provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 48 hours prior to attending any of his shows. Additionally, fans will be required to wear a mask throughout the entire concert, too.
“Requiring testing, or proof of vaccination, is the best way to protect the health and safety of our crew and fans, and is quickly becoming the new standard for concerts around the US,” reads a press release. “There will be no exceptions to these policies.” As such, all venue staff at each show will also be abiding by these same protocols.
There are two dates that will require all attendees to be fully vaccinated, where proof of a negative test by itself will not be valid for entry: Madison Square Garden in New York and SAP Center in San Jose, California. This is due to those respective city’s mandates.
Because the vaccine is not yet available for children under a certain age in each state, Styles’ upcoming “Love On Tour” shows will allow children under the age of 12 to attend if they provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the show. Details further explaining these requirements can be found in full over at Styles’ website.
Styles will finally get to perform songs from his catchy 2019 album Fine Line on this tour, as his shows were originally delayed due to the pandemic. Plus, Jenny Lewis, Orville Peck, and Madison Cunningham will serve as openers on select dates of the tour, as if you needed any more reason to go. Tickets to his upcoming shows are available to purchase here.
Countless artists are mandating vaccines or negative COVID-19 tests to attend their concerts this fall, from Phoebe Bridgers to Jason Isbell. Others, like Nine Inch Nails and Pixies, don’t feel safe hitting the road just yet amid the Delta variant surge and have chosen to cancel their tours. And then there’s people like Busta Rhymes, who said he hates mask mandates because they “block [your] energy” after a year of being pent up.
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