it emerged several months ago that Chris Jericho was set to be taken off of AEW TV during the Summer while his band Fozzy performed as part of their tour.
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic all major events, including concerts, have had to be cancelled, so Jericho’s summer tour was postponed until further notice.
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However, Jericho’s band Fozzy held two shows this weekend, and videos that have emerged from the concerts show very little social distancing. This had led to some criticism online.
On his Saturday Night YouTube live stream, Jericho responded to the criticism that has been hurled his way, explaining why Fozzy started performing again:
‘We actually did four shows this week, and the reason for that is we had our ‘Save the World Tour’ which was originally scheduled for April and May, but it got postponed to July and August, then got postponed to October and November. Four shows remained in August, and I was like ‘How?”. The shows are in South Dakota, and North Dakota, and we have one in Fort Madison, Iowa, which is right near the border of South Dakota.
“‘The reason why the shows have happened is because these states of North Dakota and South Dakota have low COVID cases, less than 1000 in both states, I think Florida had 9000 today alone.
“The venues are either outside, or they are half capacity. We are sold out tonight in Minot with I think 50% capacity, last night we were sold out in Sioux Falls, SD with 35% capacity. We hand out masks at the door, the temperature checks. We stay on the bus all day, the Fozzy crew and camp have been tested.’