[UPDATE 7/15/21]: Foo Fighters have postponed their show at The Forum in Los Angeles this Saturday, July 17th due to a case of COVID-19 within the band organization, the group announced on Wednesday.
The concert, much like the band’s show last month at Madison Square Garden, was set to serve as the arena’s first full-capacity event since the pandemic began. Attendees of The Forum concert will also be required to show proof of vaccination just like at MSG and the band’s intimate show at L.A.’s Canyon Club, which was picketed by anti-vaccination protestors.
Foo Fighters have not announced a new date for the show, but have stated that tickets for the July 17th concert will be honored at the rescheduled event.
“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,” the band said in a statement. “Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of the band, crew and most of all the fans, Saturday’s 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.”
[6/22/21]: L.A.’s The Forum will reopen for live concerts with a Foo Fighters performance on Saturday, July 17th, 2021.
The July Foo Fighters gig will mark the arena’s first full-capacity show and first ticketed event in more than a year. The Forum last hosted a live concert on March 12th, 2020 (Prince Royce’s Alter Ego Tour). Since then, the facility has hosted numerous community events, including serving as a Vote Center for the 2020 Presidential General Election, and as an L.A. County COVID-19 vaccination and testing site.
“As we prepare to reopen the Forum to fans, the health and safety of our guests, artists and staff is our top priority,” said Geni Lincoln, General Manager and Senior Vice President of Live Events at the Forum. “We’re excited to welcome back fans for live music, and couldn’t be more thrilled to kick off our return with members of our Forum family, Foo Fighters!”
As the venue notes in a press release, “In adherence to updated health and safety protocols set as part of the State of California and County of Los Angeles reopening plan for businesses, the Forum has undergone facility upgrades and updates, and adopted new policies and procedures that earned it Global Biorisk Advisory Council® (GBAC) STAR™ accreditation for its industry-leading cleaning, disinfection and infectious disease prevention practices. The Forum has worked closely with State, County and City officials to develop a comprehensive plan that prioritizes the health of everyone entering the venue.”
Additional measures in place for the Foo Fighters concert at The Forum include required proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of the event. Following L.A. County Health Department recommendations, guests will also be advised to wear face coverings.
Foo Fighters have been at the forefront of the recent return of full-scale concerts. Just days before the announcement of the Forum show, the Dave Grohl-fronted band similarly reopened New York’s Madison Square Garden for full-cap concerts with a blowout featuring a guest appearance by Dave Chappelle.
For more information and details about the new systems in place for the reopening of the Forum, head to the venue’s “Back to the Forum” page.
Following the Foos, the Forum will welcome a number of high-profile acts throughout the remainder of 2021 including The Black Crowes (8/19), Harry Styles (8/27, 8/28, 8/30), Kings of Leon (9/21), The Doobie Brothers (10/9), The Eagles (10/15, 10/16, 10/19), J. Cole (10/21), Phish (10/24), The Strokes (10/27), and more. For a full list of upcoming shows at the arena, click here.
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