Singer-songwriter Travis Tritt has canceled four gigs where masks and immunizations were mandatory. He has also stated that he will not perform at places that require COVID immunization, masking, or testing.
Tritt took to Twitter on Tuesday to note how the “fear-mongering narrative is breaking down,” explaining that “People who stand up against this narrative scare the hell out of those who promote fear. Hold the line and stand strong.”
Tritt also informed his followers via Twitter on the same day that he will appear on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” to address his choice to cancel the gigs with the mandated restrictions.
The tweet came after the Grammy Award-winning musician issued a statement on his official website stating that due to mandatory mask and vaccination requirements, he canceled shows in Muncie, Indiana, on Oct. 23, Philadelphia, Mississippi, on Nov. 6, Peoria, Illinois, on Nov. 11, and Louisville, Kentucky, on Nov. 13.
Tritt wrote: “I’m putting my money where my mouth is,” and announced that any promoter or venue asking his fans to get tested or wear masks to attend the show will not be “tolerated.”
Moreover, if any show that he booked “discriminates against concert-goers by requiring proof of vaccination, a COVID test, or a mask is being canceled immediately.”
Many people are standing against the mandates around the country, according to the country singer, and he supports them as well.
He went on to say that he has been “extremely vocal against mandates” from the beginning and that he is now willing to “sacrifice” to “stand up for the freedoms that generations of Americans have enjoyed for their entire lifetimes.”
As per Ibtimes, he ended the statement by apologizing to his followers for the canceled events and promising to try to reschedule them without any COVID-related requirements.
Tritt isn’t the only one who had to cancel the event because of COVID immunization regulations. Eric Clapton, a guitarist, and Jim Breuer, a stand-up comedian, have both declined to play at places that require COVID-19 vaccination.
However, certain celebrities, including Bruce Springsteen and the rock band Foo Fighters, have refused to perform at venues that do not require COVID-19 vaccination and mask use.
And it’s not just the celebs; fans are equally divided in the comments section whenever news like this breaks on social media. There are many vocal supporters on both sides of the argument.