NewsAugust 14, 2021 11:05 AM ET6,937 views

Live Nation to require vaccination or negative test for all shows

A week after announcing that they would allow artists to dictate vaccination policies for their respective concerts, Live Nation has changed course and will now require all performers, crew, and attendees to show proof of full vaccination (or a negative test) at their shows, venues, and festivals starting in early October.

“Vaccines are going to be your ticket back to shows, and as of October 4th 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,” explained Live Nation president and CEO Michael Rapino in a statement Friday.

The move parallels the latest policy installment from fellow concert giant AEG, who announced earlier this week that all concertgoers and staff would need to be vaccinated prior to attending their events.

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anonymous 8/14/2021 8:28:33 AM

Right wing tears for sale at the bar!

anonymous 8/14/2021 8:39:35 AM

Land of the free indeed

easyhateoven 8/14/2021 8:43:06 AM

lol @ going to shows

anonymous 8/14/2021 8:59:32 AM

Hahahaha. Coming for your groceries next, chuds. Hope y'all meal team six members like sitting at home.

anonymous 8/14/2021 9:04:22 AM

Shows will not only be safe from the disease, they'll be safe from low IQ trades workers drunk off their asses.

anonymous 8/14/2021 9:09:42 AM

But muh RiGHts UnD FrreeDUmbs!

anonymous 8/14/2021 9:30:45 AM

That's fine, fake vaccine passports is like getting a fake ID on easy mode. Same people going to shows were also "legally" buying smokes at 16 and beer at 18. Guarantee 25% or more of every show will NOT be vaccinated. And those that are can still carry it. I'll be coughing on everyone I see.

anonymous 8/14/2021 9:36:03 AM

Don't worry, the digital passports will take care of your art project that you made on break at Kinko's. Cope.

anonymous 8/14/2021 10:26:19 AM

^^Will be hilarious when you actually catch covid, you fat sack of shit.

anonymous 8/14/2021 10:29:59 AM

and he STILL gets to go to sick shows

anonymous 8/14/2021 10:32:25 AM

why are the idiots in this comment section cheering on their own enslavement?

anonymous 8/14/2021 11:09:22 AM

^do you not realize that BECAUSE of our success as a country, we are able to provide preventative medical care to our citizens? It's BECAUSE this country is successful that we can actually provide a functional vaccine to people. We cured polio, measles, mumps. Prevented hepatitis transmission. Prevented HPV transmission. This is all thanks to vaccines. This shouldn't be a political issue. Yet, it is, because right wing figure heads profit greatly off of the absolute meatheadedness of MuH fReEdOm MAGAts. You'll die younger than us. And it's your own f*cking fault.

anonymous 8/14/2021 11:14:06 AM

Yay!!!! Communism! f*cking losers

anonymous 8/14/2021 11:15:54 AM

Oh wow, just seeing this now from my regular booth at the Cheesecake Factory. I'm flabbergasted. Remember when we had our freedom? I certainly do. Soon they'll be telling you how fast to drive!

anonymous 8/14/2021 11:44:02 AM

Let's act like our lives weren't already completely hollowed out two decades ago. All of your rights were stripped between 2001-2003. You're yelling at clouds.

anonymous 8/14/2021 11:51:31 AM

Yeah patriot act already happened and took away a lot of the power of the constitution and Bill of rights. Instead get mad about current oppression- like how most people in this country are at constant threat of being murdered by mentally unstable people with guns in public places , or people of color being murdered at hyperbolic and disproportionate rates versus other demographics relative to population sizes.

anonymous 8/14/2021 12:00:52 PM

lol RIP all the fuccbois in the comments

anonymous 8/14/2021 12:13:27 PM

They need to do this for Flu shots as well. COVID ISNT THE ONLY DISEASE OUT THERE THAT INFECTS AND KILLS PEOPLE!!!!!

anonymous 8/14/2021 12:21:07 PM

Brainwashed low testosterone chubby boys are delighted!

anonymous 8/14/2021 12:33:49 PM

This comment section is evidence of what happens when parents fail on their duty, and raise weak minded, easy to manipulate dumb submissive "men"

anonymous 8/14/2021 12:36:05 PM

Can't wait until they start testing for herpes, that shit would make my day, ive caught way too much shit at shows. A little screening can't hurt, make sure the meat is quality if you catch my drift

anonymous 8/14/2021 12:39:29 PM

Hardcore is supposed to be an inclusive safe space! This doesn't go far enough to protect us from right wingers!

anonymous 8/14/2021 12:51:37 PM

That's a strange way to say Chelsea Grin is looking for a new singer

anonymous 8/14/2021 12:54:33 PM

It's interesting to see how politicized everything is these days, and how everyone is so sure that their views are right, all while not even trying to see it from a different perspective or have a conversation. I used to listen to NOFX "The Decline" and it meant something completely different to me when I was 17-19 years old than it does now as a fully matured adult. Don't act like Hardcore isn't dead.

anonymous 8/14/2021 12:58:15 PM

This isn't about politics! It's about basic human empathy and compassion, you f*cking Nazi!

anonymous 8/14/2021 1:02:23 PM

Naw, it's not.

anonymous 8/14/2021 1:35:43 PM

Trump people = idiots and/or evil

anonymous 8/14/2021 1:41:59 PM

QMAGA is the fan base for the buttrock arena acts Live Nation and AEG broker. It's not hard to see why they are so furious. Can't get those limited edition Tool shirts online.

anonymous 8/14/2021 1:49:44 PM

Capitalism is stoked.

anonymous 8/14/2021 1:51:21 PM

^do you not realize that BECAUSE of our success as a country, we are able to provide preventative medical care to our citizens? It's BECAUSE this country is successful that we can actually provide a functional vaccine to people. Huge f*cking LOL. So many people die from preventable diseases in this country because they don't have access to the for profit healthcare system.

anonymous 8/14/2021 1:56:46 PM

Schwarzenegger just said to anti-maskers "screw your freedom" on national video. Always knew this but Arnie just outed himself as true RINO batting for the Democant's from Day 1

anonymous 8/14/2021 1:58:16 PM

More people die from smoking and vaping than COVID, but we didn't ban smoking did we? So get f*cking real. Just because it's bad doesn't mean we ban it. That is socialism.

anonymous 8/14/2021 2:00:22 PM

You just went full retard. Like your brain, the vaccine isn't 'functional' at all, you can still get and spread the virus at the same right as the unvaccinated. Never go full retard.

anonymous 8/14/2021 2:12:01 PM

Hardcore has a communism problem. The Nazi's are gone, time to rid the scene of commies. Punch a punch.

anonymous 8/14/2021 2:23:35 PM

here in my scene we are starting up a ANTICOM group that is going to counter the ANTIFAs out there

anonymous 8/14/2021 2:29:31 PM

Will they provide knee pads for the submissive libtards that will attend? Living your life on your knees must be painful

anonymous 8/14/2021 2:31:28 PM

I'm sure the eleven people you mobilize in rural North Dakota are excited to finally live out their Gravy Seals fantasy.

anonymous 8/14/2021 2:32:51 PM

Now you and all the other weekend warriors can feel tough in your half-assed plate carriers.

anonymous 8/14/2021 2:37:57 PM

More people that pretend to understand freedom of association whining about a business decision. Dunning-Kruger in full effect.

anonymous 8/14/2021 2:40:03 PM

Cool but why not effective September 1st? It's August 14th. If you get the first jab Monday the 16th you could be fully vaxed as early as September 6th.

anonymous 8/14/2021 2:56:12 PM

No idiot. 3 weeks between shots, 2 week waiting after 2nd shot before it works. That ain't 2 weeks bitch.

anonymous 8/14/2021 3:00:14 PM

^ well actually in bidens america the 3rd shot will be required soon, extend the timeline to another 4 weeks, so pretty soon it's impossible to be fully vaccinated cuz your always behind just like bills

anonymous 8/14/2021 3:00:42 PM

I'm a scientist. Shows should be banned, vaccinated people can carry and spread the virus, asking for vaccine cards doesn't make us safe.

anonymous 8/14/2021 3:01:17 PM

I like the sound of anticom, where can i find you guys

anonymous 8/14/2021 3:07:10 PM

If you are saying shows should be banned you are not a scientist. True scientists are unbiased and unopinionated. Go do science and get the f*ck out of the decision makers way

anonymous 8/14/2021 3:16:29 PM

If this is the case, then rock and roll is truly DEAD. Communism claimed it

anonymous 8/14/2021 3:19:26 PM

republic*nts and c*ntservatives stay crying. thanks for the entertainment while we all laugh at you

anonymous 8/14/2021 3:33:40 PM

LOL. "Rock and roll". Glad you found time to expound your Alex Jones theories between oil changes, you plebe.

anonymous 8/14/2021 3:53:30 PM

You can't spell country without more than half of a conservative buddy. So if you want to turn into France or Italy or some other bullshit irrelevant country from 2000 years ago then go for it but conservatives are running the show, making it happen, and pushing this country into the future. The democants are the ones trying to blast our nation back to the Stone Age like a modern day taliban

anonymous 8/14/2021 3:53:32 PM

Give the average sheepish libtard a little entertainment and he will be placid and content. The power of brainwashing is astounding. Im glad there are still brave men in this nation of overweight pink haired cowards.

anonymous 8/14/2021 4:01:51 PM

Says the 5FDP fan. Have a heart attack already.

anonymous 8/14/2021 4:02:14 PM

Keep your flyover states.

anonymous 8/14/2021 4:05:47 PM

I FOR ONE DONT GIVE A SHIT LIVE NATION IS GIRL MUSIC FOR WOMEN I'm going to a real show anyway where men listen to what they want and don't answer to anyone

anonymous 8/14/2021 4:51:47 PM

Right wingers should probably be curb stomped, tbh.

anonymous 8/14/2021 4:54:55 PM

"Right wingers should probably be curb stomped, tbh." ^says the guy that most likely can't bench his body weight.

anonymous 8/14/2021 4:59:53 PM

No but I can run a 6 minute mile and I have enough money to pay someone to do the curb stomp for me so f*ck off. While you were lifting pallets I was in law school learning how to make serious cash.

anonymous 8/14/2021 5:03:41 PM

If you went to law school you would know that curb stomping is illegal. You sound like a Trumper. Retard.

anonymous 8/14/2021 5:04:37 PM

^Ok so basically you can run away and/or use the the bloated unnecessary legal system, makes sense. You're a coward and you're weak and the fact that you take pride in both makes you a perfect drone for the left

anonymous 8/14/2021 5:05:23 PM

^ 5'4 cosplaytriot mall cop from Topeka.

anonymous 8/14/2021 5:10:15 PM

Haha keep reaching! You willingly offered info about yourself from which I successfully deduced that you are a loser. Better get back to your personal injury firm, poindexter

anonymous 8/14/2021 5:48:58 PM

Whatever, I don't need validation from a bunch of f*ck ups. I got the bombshell girl, I got the money, and I've got the power too. It took me a couple years but here I am.

anonymous 8/14/2021 5:52:53 PM

if you go to live nation concerts you aren't part of hardcore. concerts aren't hardcore. concerts are for sheep. say concert again and I'll f*cking drop kick your nuts.

anonymous 8/14/2021 5:53:24 PM

the correct word is show.

anonymous 8/14/2021 6:00:14 PM

Keep reaching says the guy that can't even reach a Pepsi at the 7-11 he works at. Little men, smaller opinions.

anonymous 8/14/2021 6:01:02 PM

DIY TILL I DIE screams the 17 year old in a $300 Entombed bootleg from Depop.

anonymous 8/14/2021 6:03:59 PM

I'll pay you to deliver my Pepsi and pour it on ice, bitch. You'll do anything for my money.

anonymous 8/14/2021 6:10:20 PM

^ grubhub driver at best.

anonymous 8/14/2021 6:17:59 PM

Can anyone explain the mechanism of action of the mRNA "vaccine" without the aid of Google? Genetic modulation and eugenics are parallel. Mandating minimally studied vaccine technology with minimal human trials under the guise of "let's get rid of covid" doesn't quite seem right. Seems like it would sit well with the common simpleton. Which is exactly the type of mind numbing country America has become. To villianize those who lack understanding does absolutely nothing but divide us further. Vaccination is for entry, masks are for theater. Enjoy the show! Question everything. Learn something. Answer nothing. - Euripides

anonymous 8/14/2021 6:20:25 PM

^ Joe Rogan fan.

anonymous 8/14/2021 7:06:55 PM

You'll see

anonymous 8/14/2021 7:57:13 PM

EJ SHANNON EJ SHANNON EJ SHANNON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!@!@@@@@@@@@@@@@@÷=

anonymous 8/14/2021 8:30:25 PM

You got to fight for your right to party

anonymous 8/14/2021 8:46:05 PM

I had a pretty good sandwich today.

anonymous 8/14/2021 8:59:11 PM

This is exactly why Donovan got rid of the comments section in the first place haha

anonymous 8/14/2021 9:32:10 PM

With so many self-proclaimed Trumpers still believing this clown was the Second Coming of Christ, let them all gather at Eric Clapton concerts (self-promoted, of course), infect each other with Covid, and let Natural Selection do the rest.

anonymous 8/15/2021 3:34:01 AM

Oh is Eric Clapton a anti-mask anti-vaccine pro-authoritarian pro-fascist healing-crystals MAGAt now?

anonymous 8/15/2021 3:44:27 AM

So is anticom the group that beat the shit out of people with hydroflask bottles on chains yesterday? In LA? Cuz that's lame as hell. They weren't even protesting antifa to start, they were protesting vaccines.

anonymous 8/15/2021 3:48:17 AM

Oh is Eric Clapton a anti-mask anti-vaccine pro-authoritarian pro-fascist healing-crystals MAGAt now? Yes, and he's always been a racist addict piece of shit who let his son die. Dude is trash.

anonymous 8/15/2021 4:02:19 AM

Wtf his son died while in the woman's custody, proof by the way that men should get 50% custody or higher

anonymous 8/15/2021 4:40:47 AM

negative test and/or proof of vaccine? but I thought you could still get the virus and spread it with the vaccine..? so..this is absolutely pointless

anonymous 8/15/2021 5:12:46 AM

^ Use your brain, shit f*cker. Live Nation doesn't give a f*ck whether or not you get it. What they care about is liability. If you die they likely will get sued. If you are vaccinated you ain't gonna die. Another lawyer here. And yeah, like the other guy I could buy your wife/girlfriend and you would walk away happy.

anonymous 8/15/2021 5:28:57 AM

I thought Trump was supposed to be back in power by today? And was going to reverse all this?

anonymous 8/15/2021 6:03:48 AM

If ur not vaccinated shut the f*ck up & if you are shut the f*ck up. Nobody gives a shit. Live your life you miserable f*cks

anonymous 8/15/2021 7:02:46 AM

^people do give a f*ck, you idiot. It's literally a matter of life or death.

anonymous 8/15/2021 7:12:41 AM

how about you close your f*cking mouth? the kind of person you are is exactly the kind of person I hate and who I would kick the shit out if I saw you on the street, go choke on a hot dog

anonymous 8/15/2021 7:16:30 AM

Only people who give a shit these days are Trump snowflakes who want to bitch and moan. Conservatives and republicans are whiners, liars, and cheats. A drain on society and a security threat to our great nation. Republicans must be purged and sent to their own laity or colony somewhere.

anonymous 8/15/2021 7:59:43 AM

how about you close your f*cking mouth? the kind of person you are is exactly the kind of person I hate and who I would kick the shit out if I saw you on the street, go choke on a hot dog Lmao imagine writing this…

Portslob 8/15/2021 8:05:57 AM

America and nazi Germany are one in the same

Portslob 8/15/2021 8:07:41 AM

anonymous 49 minutes ago Only people who give a shit these days are Trump snowflakes who want to bitch and moan. Conservatives and republicans are whiners, liars, and cheats. A drain on society and a security threat to our great nation. Republicans must be purged and sent to their own laity or colony somewhere. Trump was the first guy in the country to get the vaccine after he initiated operation warp speed to get a vaccine as soon as possible. It's not political, people don't want the government involved in their personal shit.

anonymous 8/15/2021 8:34:26 AM

@portslob you are a f*cking idiot, who f*cking cares what Trump did himself? republicans are whiners, and he enabled them. Trump himself is a special pussy snowflake and when republicans saw that they thought they could act like that and get away with it too. sorry, as a nation we hate whiners and freeloaders. time to gtfo and go to Belarus or some shit

anonymous 8/15/2021 8:39:08 AM

"how about you close your f*cking mouth? the kind of person you are is exactly the kind of person I hate and who I would kick the shit out if I saw you on the street, go choke on a hot dog" lmao sure you would. Have fun, man.

anonymous 8/15/2021 9:00:53 AM

Live nation doesn't have good shows.

anonymous 8/15/2021 9:05:28 AM

"^people do give a f*ck, you idiot. It's literally a matter of life or death." It's literally not, p*ssy. The survival rate has been 99.7% since day one. Did CNN tell you to be afraid of breathing?

anonymous 8/15/2021 9:12:05 AM

Hey "No you idiot" - Jab 8/16 then 9/6 is three weeks (21 days) apart not two, idiot. You can attend a show 9/7 on, idiot.

anonymous 8/15/2021 9:12:58 AM

Madball won't play shows requiring vaccination - SCUMBAGS!!! https://www.blabbermouth.net/news/madball-wont-play-shows-where-proof-of-vaccine-is-required/

anonymous 8/15/2021 9:16:55 AM

You aren't immune until 2 weeks after the 2nd dose, dipshit

anonymous 8/15/2021 9:28:27 AM

I hope madball never plays another show in their life and just quits. Their music was lame then and it is now, they are a bunch of pussies through and through so I really hope this is the end for those cucked knuckle draggers

Portslob 8/15/2021 9:31:02 AM

anonymous 55 minutes ago @portslob you are a f*cking idiot, who f*cking cares what Trump did himself? republicans are whiners, and he enabled them. Trump himself is a special pussy snowflake and when republicans saw that they thought they could act like that and get away with it too. sorry, as a nation we hate whiners and freeloaders. time to gtfo and go to Belarus or some shit I only see one whiner in here, lol.

anonymous 8/15/2021 9:43:26 AM

@portslob glad you've done some self-reflection. you journaling these days? or are you using a therapist?

anonymous 8/15/2021 10:00:08 AM

Hey guys I just found out that AR actually stands for "Assault Rifle" and I think that's pretty cool.

anonymous 8/15/2021 10:03:20 AM

typical Republican taliban, bet your salivating at kabul right now

anonymous 8/15/2021 10:08:15 AM

*weiner (hehehehehe)

anonymous 8/15/2021 10:09:26 AM

Wait... why are we talking about live nation in the first place? This has way too many comments. Let's keep talking about that one time Danzig got knocked out instead, that was better.

anonymous 8/15/2021 10:27:31 AM

Two jabs & you can go where fully vaxed are allowed to go, no "five weeks after first shot" dipshit.

anonymous 8/15/2021 10:32:30 AM

You aren't full vaccinated until 2 weeks after the second shot. That is determined by Pfizer not by any of us. Go ahead make your own rules but nobody will recognize them

anonymous 8/15/2021 12:53:57 PM

It's truly hilarious how many conservatives/nazis there are in the metal scene. Can't wait to watch y'all get stomped the f*ck out at shows.

anonymous 8/15/2021 12:55:06 PM

^ Real simple, Stupid: If a venue requires me to show proof of full covid vaccination for a Sat.10/2/21 show & my vax card says I got my jabs on 9/10/21 & 10/1/21 that venue will admit me, not say "you can't be admitted to this venue until 10/15/21." Two weeks after second jab is maximum protection but you're too fu cking stupid to get that.

rick_tocchet 8/15/2021 1:09:27 PM

Lol @ getting a fake vaccine and thinking you are saving the world. If this shot was a real vaccine you wouldnt be able to spread it or get sick. If you got the jab you literally have shit for brains. Please tell me how righteous you are after you got the jab but have never hit the gym for more than a free week pass you got from your lesbian girlfriend.

anonymous 8/15/2021 1:26:44 PM

Imagine hitting the gym and thinking you are more immune to a virus. The virus isn't a dumbbell or elliptical machine idiot, go back and swallow some healing crystals.

anonymous 8/15/2021 1:31:30 PM

Imagine being brainwashed. All will collapse in your worlds, have fun losers.

anonymous 8/15/2021 2:37:43 PM

He already is, he made a speech that biden lost Afghanistan because of poor leadership and issued an emergency proclamation making him president again starting now to retake Kabul and honor the veterans who have given their lives

anonymous 8/15/2021 2:45:09 PM

"It's truly hilarious how many conservatives/nazis there are in the metal scene. Can't wait to watch y'all get stomped the f*ck out at shows" YES PLEASE

anonymous 8/15/2021 3:23:21 PM

Someone let Biden know the Afghans weren't wearing masks during the invasion!

anonymous 8/15/2021 4:16:25 PM

Some were, they will be first to get their head cut off. Same thing should happen in the US.

anonymous 8/15/2021 5:07:57 PM

Love how Trump snowflakes talk about their freedoms while being bossed around at their $10 an hour Jiffy Lube jobs. Hahaha. You're just mad because your lives suck and they suck because of no one but you.

anonymous 8/15/2021 5:23:56 PM

Trump is going to retake Kabul in 2 weeks guys, chill

anonymous 8/15/2021 7:03:35 PM

Love arguing over a country you couldn't find on a blank map if asked. You don't actually care about any of this.

anonymous 8/15/2021 8:13:11 PM

Michael Yeadow - Former Ofizer Executive and whistleblower said anyone who took the jab has two - three years max. You all just culled yourselves. Maybe you should have listened to the informed people instead of the media. Ya'll pushing for passports are the H1tler Youth. You are pushing for segregation, the same as pre-N@zi Germany. Way to go you facists r3tards.

anonymous 8/15/2021 10:45:12 PM

Make sure you get your vaccine America! That way we can all go back to enjoying Double Quarter Pounders, large fries, and McFlurry's amongst one another just like God intended. God Bless this great nation! U.S.of A. BABY ! EST. 1776

anonymous 8/16/2021 6:07:07 AM

Ya'll good obedient citizen slaves to your communist overlord, Comrade Biden. Enjoy your Microchip implants!!

anonymous 8/16/2021 6:30:49 AM

But…. You can still catch and spread covid if you're fully vaccinated

anonymous 8/16/2021 7:13:31 AM

Third leading cause of death in the US is medical error at over 250,000 per year. Does this fall into "preventable deaths" and thus we should get rid of the healthcare system? Or are you still going to listen to the experts that tell you to get the vaccine that doesn't prevent transmitting or contracting the virus? And to the idiots that keep comparing this to polio, smallpox, etc. None of those were aerosolized viruses that could spread through animals. That's why influenza never goes away even though we vaccinate against at least one strain of it almost every year. The one-liners you morons pick up and hug like a comfort blanket to think you sound smart are really cute. Next, you'll learn that the vax only works against one of the virus' 4 antigen proteins, stops working after 6 months, and will require boosters every year. That's how your other vaccines work, right? We're all still taking boosters for polio, smallpox, etc. every year as adults? Or you're just dumb.

anonymous 8/16/2021 9:13:46 AM

How can they even continue to hold concerts during the middle of a raging pandemic? Vaccine or not you can still spread covid. They should cancel all concerts in the name of safety.

anonymous 1/21/2022 11:14:12 AM

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