Live Nation cancels drive-in concert series
Less than three weeks from announcing, Live Nation has cancelled the drive-in concert series, Live From the Drive-In, entirely. Following the lead of Germany’s World Club Dome and others in hosting socially-distant music events, the new Live Nation tour was set to be the first ever drive-in series in the US and featured Brad Paisley and Nelly among others in its nine-stop trek through July 10-12. In the UK show portion, The Streets, Dizzee Rascal, and Sigala were slated to play across 12 locations in England and Scotland.
Live Nation cited the potential of lockdowns as the primary factor in the cancellation. As COVID-19 cases spike in several at-risk areas, the UK government has implemented local lockdowns in efforts to stave off an outbreak. All ticket holders will receive full refunds.
“We received huge support from artists, the live music production contractors, our headline sponsor Utilita, along with our other partners, and of course you, the fans. However, the latest developments regarding localised lockdowns mean it has become impossible for us to continue with the series with any confidence,” stated Live Nation.
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