Foo Fighters and Buckcherry Cancel Live Shows After Covid-19 Infections
Both Foo Fighters and Buckcherry have been forced to cancel upcoming live performances because of Covid-19 infections in unspecified members of their bands or live crew.
Foo Fighters were scheduled to perform a full capacity show for a vaccinated-only audience at The Forum in L.A. on Saturday, July 17 after doing the same at New York City’s Madison Square Garden last month. They have now postponed the show to a date to be announced soon after two people “within the Foo Fighters organization” tested positive for Covid-19. The band announced the news on social media, saying:
“Despite having made every effort to follow CDC COVID protocols and local laws, there has been a confirmed COVID-19 case within the Foo Fighters organization.”
“Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of the band, crew and most of all the fans, Saturday’s show at the Los Angeles Forum is being postponed to a later date. The new date will be announced shortly. Tickets for the July 17 date will be honored for the new date.”
Buckcherry, meanwhile, were in the midst of a tour promoting their new album, Hellbound. The band issued a statement saying that nine shows spanning two weeks would be canceled on account of two positive Covid-19 cases within the band:
“To The Fans – We just discovered that two of our band members have tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution and for the safety of all involved, we will be canceling all shows until July 30th in Columbus to allow them to recover and to quarantine.
“While we know this is a disappointment, please know that the safety of our fans is of the utmost importance to us and we will use every effort to reschedule the 9 shows prior to that date.
“We greatly apologize for the inconvenience. Please hold on to your tickets and stand-by for more information.”
The three vaccines available in the U.S. are between 66% and 95% effective at preventing Covid-19 infection. They are all nearly 100% effective at preventing severe cases of the disease and death.
Cases in the U.S. are currently on a steep upward trajectory, especially in places with low vaccination rates such as Missouri, Arkansas and Wyoming. The Delta variant, which is more easily transmissible than earlier mutations of the coronavirus, is now the predominant strain.