To say we’ve come a long way since March of 2020 is an absolute understatement. Not knowing what lies ahead with the Delta variant is scary, but industry is ready to make sure they don’t repeat the history of last year. Venues of all sizes over America are now requiring proof of vaccination or negative test for entry in order to stay afloat through this next big wave. "Certain states' regulations may override our mandate, or a few artists may not want to immediately get on board with the plan," said AEG Presents General Counsel Shawn Trell in the press release. "But we know that using our platform to take a strong position on vaccinations can make an impact." With where things are headed, it’s too early to say that live music is in jeopardy. One thing is for sure, the industry it evolving after an unprecedented and traumatic year.
The heart shown by the music industry over the last 18 months is as passionate as the art that is made within it, and we at Tempo believe the conditions placed will be enough to keep the ship rolling through the next few uncertain months. If you’re an artist, tour manager, or instrumentalist, make sure to get that vaccine if you haven’t already, as it could be the difference in getting the gig you always dreamed of! When you get that gig, make sure to visit yourtempo.com to see how we can make your life on the road that much easier!!