Foo Fighters have announced they will be pulling their Minneapolis show due to a disagreement with the venue’s owner over COVID-19 safety measures.
In a statement issued to their Twitter page, the rockers explained their reasons behind cancelling the show, saying: “Due to Huntington Bank Stadium’s refusal to agree to the band’s COVID safety measures, Foo Fighters are unable to perform at that venue.
Updates: Minneapolis, please see below – we hope to see you soon! Maryland/D.C., info on your show is coming shortly! pic.twitter.com/DhlPDG5QZD
— Foo Fighters (@foofighters) November 30, 2021
“We apologise for any inconvenience and are working on finding a suitable replacement one that will prioritize the health and safety of everyone working and attending the show.”
Following the news, a spokesperson for the stadium told The Star Tribune that they “declined to change its existing protocols for large events, which have been effective.
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“We continue to encourage everyone to get vaccinated, wear a mask when in large crowds, and take appropriate steps to protect public and personal health.”
It’s not the first time Foo Fighters have pulled a show over COVID concerns. Back in July, the band were set to play a sold-out show at the Forum in Los Angeles after there was “a confirmed COVID-19 case within the Foo Fighter organisation.”
Ironically, the concert was set to be a celebratory return to the venue after the pandemic shut down live music there for more than a year.
For more on this topic, head over to the Classic Rock Observer.