“It’s every album and playlist with them that’s been sent to the bin.”
A group of self-proclaimed Foo Fighters fans who don’t believe in getting a coronavirus vaccine are expressing anger over the band’s upcoming New York show.
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The band will perform a full capacity, mask-free show at Madison Square Garden later this month (June 20), the first gig held since March 2020. All attendees will be required to show proof that they have had two doses of the coronavirus vaccine.
Despite the vaccine proving to be highly effective and safe, some people are now abandoning their fans of the band as a result.
“Foo Fighters, a band I’ve admired for a long time, just held a concert for Jabbed,” tweeted one fan, confusing the show’s date. “It’s every album and playlist with them that’s been sent to the bin.”
Well said Fred, who’s done it before Participated in anti-lockdown demonstrations and whose frontman is Richard Fairbrass Vaccine termed ‘scam’, replied to the user saying: “Music is for building bridges, not destroying them.”
Music is for building bridges, not destroying them.
— rightly said Fred (@TheFreds) 10 June 2021
Liberal comedian Josh Deeney said he would “never buy another ticket to a Foo Fighters concert. Not all people who choose not to get vaccinated are conspiracy theorists. Some people very close to me have autoimmune conditions that make the vaccine a rarity.” Makes a high risk proposition.
He added: “‘Vaccine essentials’ is the ‘whites only’ of 2021.”
I will never buy another ticket a @Foo Fighters music program
Not all people who choose not to get vaccinated are conspiracy theorists. Some people very close to me have autoimmune conditions that make the vaccine a high-risk proposition.
“Vaccine Essentials” is the “whites only” of 2021. https://t.co/LDuwzw140V
— Josh Denny (@joshdenny) June 9, 2021
Another fan responded to the band on Twitter saying, “Being such a big fan to hear you sadly hear it all has changed since seeing you out in the open for The Stones in the ’90s.”
Why are you not advising your fans that this show is only for people who are fully vaccinated. I can’t even begin to express how disappointing it was to hear this. Being such a big fan since seeing you open for The Stones in the ’90s it’s sad that all has changed
— KSidisin (@SidisinK) June 9, 2021
“Never thought Foo Fighters would support oppression, segregation and discrimination,” said another.
Never thought Foo Fighters would support oppression, segregation and discrimination.
It’s a strange time.
— npk (@NameplyK) June 9, 2021
However, many others have expressed their support for the show’s vaccination policy, which is in line with New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent announcement that all shows at 100 percent capacity must have a fully vaccinated audience.
“A big thumbs up to my favorite band for doing this,” said one user. “I really don’t see a problem with it, and double bonus points for pissing off anti-wax fools,” said another.
@Foo Fighters A full-capacity concert will be held at MSG on June 20th and attendees should be thoroughly vaccinated. I’m totally on board with needing a holiday, a big thumbs up to my favorite band for doing so.
— Sean W (@biscuitdad30) June 9, 2021
Foo Fighters holding concerts for vaccinations is my favorite
— Dan Moore (@DeeGeeEmm) 10 June 2021
The Foo Fighters have said that they are going to play a gig, but only for those who have been vaccinated. I really don’t see a problem with it, and don’t see double bonus points for pissing off anti-wax fools.
— Steve McHugh (@StevejMchugh) 10 June 2021
Children under the age of 16 who are unable to receive the vaccine may show evidence of a negative COVID test instead.
Foo Fighters will follow the New York gig this summer with a run of shows across America. His return to live gigs comes after the coronavirus pandemic derailed wider plans to celebrate his 25th anniversary in 2020.
The Fuze was slated to embark on a tour that would see him stop again from his first US tour, held in 1995, but those dates were postponed the previous August.
However, the band has played several fundraisers and livestreams throughout the past year, including their most recent appearance. Wax Live: The Concert to Reunite the World which raised £214 million to support vaccination efforts around the world.