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Pop Evil Cancel Concert After Positive Covid-19 Test


Pop Evil have become the latest act in the heavy music community to cancel at least one show mid-tour after a case of Covid-19 cropped up within their camp.

The hard rock band pulled their show last night (Sunday, August 15) at The Oriental Theater in Denver, CO after an undisclosed member of the band’s “team” tested positive for Covid-19. It’s not clear whether that person was a band or crew member, whether they were vaccinated, or whether any other shows will need to be taken down as a result of exposure to the infected person within the band’s traveling party.

The band stated on social media yesterday:

“Dear Denver, one of the members of our team has tested positive for COVID-19. Out of concern for everyone in our organization and the safety of our fans, we will be postponing tonight’s show. We will test again tomorrow to determine the status of our upcoming shows.”

Korn, the Foo FightersBuckcherryLimp BizkitMammoth WVH and Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson are among other high-profile acts who have had to cancel live appearances because of positive Covid-19 diagnoses as the Delta variant spreads throughout the world.

While so-called “breakthrough infections” of vaccinated people have been grabbing headlines, those remain relatively rare, and it is primarily unvaccinated individuals who are driving the current wave. The three vaccines widely available in the U.S. remain highly effective at preventing severe disease, hospitalization and death; 97% of current hospitalizations consist of unvaccinated individuals.

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