Foo Fighters vs. The Singer of “I’m Too Sexy”
Dave Grohl’s Foo Fighters have been slammed by Richard Fairbrass, singer for the band Right Said Fred, over their decision to play a 100% capacity show at Madison Square Garden later this month… but only for a vaccinated audience.
The show will be the first full-capacity concert in New York City since early March of 2020. According to the venue’s website, entry to the performance — and all upcoming events at MSG — will require proof of vaccination (14 days after the final dose) to enter. Children under 16 years of age may provide proof of a negative antigen Covid-19 test (rapid test) or negative PCR test to enter. Guests will need to provide proof of vaccination (or negative test result for children) upon entering the venue, either by presenting a physical copy or using the New York State Excelsior Pass phone app. No face coverings will be required once inside the venue.
The 67-year-old Fairbass has previously called the COVID-19 vaccine a “scam” which he himself will not have administered.
The PRP reports that when a fan on Twitter expressed disappointment over the Foo Fighters’ decision to incentivize fans to get vaccinated, Fairbass replied:
“Music is meant to build bridges, not destroy them.”
Although younger readers might not remember Right Said Fred, in 1991 they scored a smash hit with the song “I’m Too Sexy,” which landed a #1 spot on the charts in 32 countries worldwide. It remains the group’s only significant success.
Tickets to the Foo Fighters show at Madison Square Garden can be purchased here.