Eric Clapton won’t play shows at venues that require Covid-19 vaccination

Author Annija Raga - 23.7.2021

The British rock legend Eric Clapton has announced that he will not be performing at places where vaccination is required, as, in his opinion, it’s discrimination. UK’s Vaccine minister Nadhim Zahawi has stated that negative Covid-19 tests are no longer sufficient to prove that a person is healthy enough to attend public events, and UK’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that proof of vaccination most likely will have to be shown at clubs and venues from September.

Clapton’s statement is as it follows:

” Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021, I feel honor bound to make an announcement of my own: I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present,” Clapton affirmed. “Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show. “

Eric Clapton

Clapton’s next UK show is scheduled for May 2022 at London’s Royal Albert Hall. The venue has stated that people may be asked to show their Covid-19 status ahead of the event. Clapton also has eight concerts scheduled in the US for this year’s September. A proof of vaccination is currently not required at most music venues in the US.