Neil Young says concert promoters should suspend concerts during the pandemic

Author Samuel Järvinen - 30.8.2021

Singer-songwriter Neil Young thinks it’s not a good idea to hold concerts during a pandemic. In a post on his website, Mr Young calls on concert promoters not to organise concerts during the pandemic.

“Recently I pulled out of Farm Aid for fear that unprotected children may become infected with Covid by folks who went to the show, caught the virus, had no symptoms and returned home to hug their kids or someone else’s kids.”

“Money and business. These two need each other. This has been the American way for years and years. Now it has turned on the country in a new way.”

“Garth Brooks and others like him have been responsible and pulled back from doing shows. That’s a good example. But it will take big promoters and managers/agents to make the difference. It’s all about the money… the big promoters, if they had the awareness, could stop these shows. Without that, everyone just keeps going like everything is OK. It’s not.”