The Foo Fighters – who last month performed the first full-capacity show in New York since the implementation of lockdown measures – have called off their Los Angeles comeback gig due to “a confirmed COVID-19 case.”
The 27-year-old rock band announced the cancellation news via a recent tweet, writing: “Despite having made every effort to follow CDC Covid protocols and local laws, there has been a confirmed Covid-19 case within the Foo Fighters organization.”
While the concise message doesn’t disclose who contracted the bug, the following paragraph (in coordination with the “Foo Fighters organization” specification) might suggest that the positive test could be attributable to a behind-the-scenes professional, as opposed to founder Dave Grohl or any of the Seattle-based group’s five other members.
“Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of the band, crew and most of all the fans, Saturdays [sic] show at the Los Angeles Forum is being postponed to a later date.
“The new date will be announced shortly. Tickets for the July 17th date will be honored for the new date,” the text concludes.
Notwithstanding the “abundance of caution” that prompted the cancellation – which, as mentioned, presumably indicates that a Foo Fighters employee tested positive for COVID-19 – it bears mentioning that the group’s next show is scheduled for Wednesday, July 28th, from Cincinnati, per their website. The CDC’s own website states that “for most adults with COVID-19 illness, isolation and precautions can be discontinued 10 days after symptom onset and after resolution of fever for at least 24 hours.”
The Foo Fighters’ members didn’t appear to have addressed the subject on their personal social-media accounts at the time of this piece’s publishing. But the six-piece act – whose Medicine at Midnight effort placed ninth on MRC Data’s list of top albums by sales, with 126,000 units sold through 2021’s first half – is maintaining a decidedly active touring schedule.
To be sure, the Foo Fighters announced yesterday that they will perform three shows in Alaska – two in Anchorage, one in Fairbanks – next month, after headlining Lollapalooza to kick off August. Gigs are also set for Missouri, Kansas, and New Mexico next month, with the group scheduled to play both Bonnaroo and BottleRock Napa Valley in September.
Finally, October will see the Foo Fighters play the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, along with Dead & Company, Stevie Nicks, Jimmie Buffett, Lizzo, the Wu-Tang Clan, Ludacris, and many others.
In other live-music news, Harry Styles – whose Fine Line, despite being nearly two years old, ranked fifth on the aforementioned list of top albums by sales – this week announced updated dates for the North American leg of his Love On Tour concert series, which will initiate in Las Vegas on September 4th.