The country music star has faced much criticism – including from other country musicians – after his Saturday night concert showed no regard for the safety of the coronavirus, but says it has been addressed for future shows.
Chase insists that he wants everyone to have fun but be safe, and the good news is that his next shows should be safer by design … because they are mainly drive-in concerts.
A spokesman for the Paramount Arts Center in Pennsylvania told TMZ … Chase’s July 3 show is scheduled as expected despite the recent backlash because the event will be distinctly different from Chase’s last concert.
We are told that the outdoor venue will be strictly model other drive-in concerts who have successfully gone all over the country, where participants are given clearly defined parking – and adaptation spaces next to their vehicles – and instructed to be with their group.
The venue says it has worked closely with officials to ensure that Chase’s show meets or exceeds current safety guidelines and social removal measures. The same goes for the Jesup Drive-In Theater in Georgia, where Chase will perform on back-to-back evenings in late July.
However, his August 16 show at Starlight Drive-In in Pennsylvania added a disclaimer to anyone purchasing tickets. It is read … “NOTICE TO ALL BUYERS – By participating in this event, you and all guests voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19 and agree not to hold entities, artists and presentation venues; or any of their affiliates, directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors or volunteers responsible for any illness or injury. “
Chase did a couple of shows in the planning stages for the July 25 weekend at Tiger Drive-In in Georgia, which were completely demolished late Monday evening. We were told that the reasoning behind the promoter’s decision to withdraw was due to “too many controversies”.
In the coming months he plans to play in other places and these organizers tell us that they are monitoring and will decide which actions and security plans should be put in place.
Like most of us, they are taking it week after week.