Joan Jett is the latest musician to stress the importance of international solidarity as we address the effects of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus.
Jett took to her social media to share tips for navigating the coronavirus and she included the following message:
“The next 3-7 days are critical / Let’s all take the advice so we can protect each other &get back to doing what we [love] — playing rocknroll for you. Even if it hasn’t hit your community yet, this is real &we all must take it seriously. Can’t wait to see you all once we #BeatTheVirus”
Earlier this week, we have an official statement from MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS.
Here’s what they said:
“We wanted to reach out to all of our amazing fans and let you know that we’ve been hard at work preparing an amazing show.
“Our priority during this unprecedented time is to make sure that we are being as thoughtful and responsible as possible in the decisions we are making regarding The Stadium Tour and that we are putting the fans’ health, well being and safety first and foremost.
“We are currently weighing all options and are awaiting further direction from the powers that be.
“Our goal is to have an official update to everyone by June 1 outlining exactly how we will proceed. In the meantime, stay safe and healthy. We can’t wait to see you all again.”
With the recent rumors on Motley Crue canceling the upcoming The Stadium Tour, fans are confused and waiting for the official announcement.
MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee confirmed that the band’s “The Stadium Tour” with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS is happening.
Here’s the statement:
“We’re all in constant communication”
“[Bassist] Nikki [Sixx] and I have been in several production meetings. You’re talking multiple stadiums, so it’s like two kids in a candy store putting together something people are going to walk [away from] saying, ‘Are you f*cking kidding me?!’ That’s our mission right now, and it’s definitely headed in that direction.”
There is little indication as to when we might get the coronavirus under control to the extent that public gatherings and normal business can resume. Even some of the more conservative estimates say certain areas may be locked down until the end of the summer and possibly into the fall.
The Stadium Tour has sold out 75-80% of the tickets and fans are eagerly waiting for the tour.