Music fans are celebrating the return of live shows this year, but several musicians themselves have tightened safety measures in recent weeks. A number of artists like Japanese Breakfast and Jason Isbell are requiring fans to show proof of vaccination against COVID before entering their concert, and Phoebe Bridgers is taking a similar stance.
Bridgers unveiled the dates to her 2021 Reunion Tour last month, which celebrates her 2020 album Punisher. But on Monday, the singer returned to announce the decision to move all of her upcoming shows to outdoor venues. The singer is also requiring fans to show proof of vaccination, or proof of a negative COVID test result in a few select cities:
“Let’s try this again… In the interest of safety, I’ve decided to only play outdoors for the upcoming tour. We are moving all previously scheduled indoor shows to outdoor venues and we’ve needed to postpone shows in a couple cities so please check the updated schedule.
At my request, there are updated health and safety requirements. Entry will require proof of vaccination against COVID-19. Where that’s not permissible by law, we’ll agree to proof of vaccination OR proof of negative test result (PCR preferred/Antigen accepted) within 48 hours prior to entering those venues.
And please wear a mask. I love you. See you soon.”
Check out Bridgers’ new 2021 Reunion Tour dates below.
09/03 — St Louis, MO @ Chesterfield Amphitheater
09/04 — Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Festival
09/05 — Louisville, KY @ Iroquois Amphitheater
09/08 — Indianapolis, IN @ TCU Amphitheater at White River State Park
09/10 — Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
09/11 — Minneapolis, MN @ Surly Brewing Festial Field
09/12 — Madison, WI @ Breese Stevens Field
09/14 — Detroit, MI @ The Aretha Franklin Amphitheater
09/15 — Lewiston, NY @ Artpark Amphitheater
09/17 — Pittsburgh, PA @ Stage AE Outdoors
09/18 — Columbus, OH @ Express Live
09/19 — Charlotte, NC @ Charlotte Metro Credit Union Amphitheater
09/21 — Raleigh, NC @ Red Hot Amphitheater
09/22 — Philadelphia, PA @ Skyline Stage At The Mann
09/23 — Dover, DE @ Firefly Festival
09/25 — New York, NY @ Governor’s Ball Festival
09/26 — Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion
09/27 — Boston, MA @ Leader Bank Pavilion
09/29 — Cleveland, OH @ Jacobs Pavilion At Nautica
10/02 — Austin, TX @ ACL Festival
10/04 — Birmingham, AL @ Avondale Brewing Company
10/09 — Austin, TX @ ACL Festival
10/16 — Berkeley, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/21 — Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/22 — Los Angeles, CA @ Greek Theatre
10/24 — Atlanta, GA @ Shaky Knees Festival
For a look at the best festivals coming in 2021, be sure to check out the Uproxx Music Festival Preview.
Punisher is out now via Dead Oceans. Get it here.