Eric Clapton's Vow to Avoid Venues Requiring Vaccinations Isn't Going Too Well

This month has seen artists ranging from Patton Oswalt to Michael Bublé cancel planned events as part of their recent tours. Why? Because the venues in question would not implement the COVID-19 safety protocols that the artists requested. More and more venues and festivals are stepping up in this regard — with many requiring vaccinations, others requiring masking and some requiring both. By and large, that seems to be in tune with what plenty of artists would like as well.

© Getty Images Eric Clapton

And then there’s Eric Clapton. In July, Clapton stated that he would not play “on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present.” Leaving aside the tone-deafness of the phase “discriminated audience,” his comments read like a bizarro-world version of the concerns raised by the likes of Oswalt, Bublé and Phoebe Bridgers.

Turns out Clapton’s “I am the lone voice in the wilderness” position only extends so far. At Vulture, Devon Ivie reports that Clapton played on September 18 at a New Orleans venue that — wait for it — required both proof of vaccination and masking. (This is in keeping with city guidelines.) Evidently Eric Clapton has met his match, and it’s the municipal government of New Orleans. Of course, he could have stuck to his guns and canceled the show, but money talks, and given that more and more venues across the country are implementing similar policies, he’ll likely have to continue playing for these so-called “discriminated audiences” if he wants to play at all.

Vulture’s report does not have details, however, on whether or not Clapton played his anti-vaccine song.

More Like This

  • Eric Clapton Debuted “This Has Gotta Stop.” Yes, It’s About Vaccines.
  • Brian May Isn’t Impressed By Eric Clapton’s Anti-Vaccine Stance
  • Eric Clapton’s 1954 Strat, Expected to Sell for Millions, Fails to Get a Single Bid

Thanks for reading InsideHook. Sign up for our daily newsletter and be in the know.

Internet Explorer Channel Network
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Links: On the Edge

© Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images Montreal Canadiens News and Notes After his performance on Saturday, Cole Caufield could be poised to finally start scoring. [Sportsnet] Perreault, Caufield, and Kotkaniemi, ... Read more »

Adele Sets Homecoming 2022 Concerts

Adele Adele will make her return to the stage when she performs two open-air homecoming dates next summer. The superstar British singer announces a pair of 30 concerts, set for ... Read more »

Barcelona to face Boca Juniors in tribute to Diego Maradona

Barcelona have confirmed they will pay tribute to the legendary Diego Maradona by facing Argentinian side Boca Juniors in what is being called the ‘Maradona Cup’. © Provided by 90min ... Read more »

Alec Baldwin film shooting: Release of Flint documentary narrated by actor postponed

The documentary, exploring a water crisis in Flint, Michigan, has already been broadcast in the UK by the BBC but was due for release in cities including LA, New York and Toronto on Friday. Read more »

China's real estate crisis: Evergrande and these developers are already in trouble

China’s real estate crisis isn’t showing any sign of letting up. © Qilai Shen/Bloomberg/Getty Images Unfinished apartment buildings at China Evergrande Group’s Health Valley development on the outskirts of Nanjing, ... Read more »

Dave Chappelle 'more than willing' to meet LGBTQ groups over special

Comedian Dave Chappelle was accused of stoking transphobia with his stand-up special The Closer. LOS ANGELES (AFP) – Comedian Dave Chappelle has offered to meet with the transgender community and ... Read more »

How a 2021 Premier League table would look: Man City top, LFC 5th…

Manchester City won the league title in 2021 and it’s no surprise to learn they’ve accumulated the most points over the course of this calendar year – but there’s a ... Read more »

Paul Warhurst: From jobbing centre-half to England's most lethal striker

In the early season of 1992-93 Paul Warhurst was living a fairly unremarkable career as a professional footballer. After earning England Under-21 caps with Oldham, he’d moved to Sheffield Wednesday ... Read more »

Zinedine Zidane not interested in Man Utd job

Former Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane is not interested in joining Manchester United if the Red Devils choose to part ways with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. © Provided by 90min Zidane ... Read more »

The NBA has three remaining undefeated teams, but which of them will be the last one standing?

Monday night was not kind to the NBA’s best teams through the first week of the season. When games began, we had seven undefeated teams remaining. When games concluded, we ... Read more »

Britney Spears conservatorship case to have first hearing

The 13-year run of the Britney Spears conservatorship may take steps toward a final lap to the finish line Wednesday when a judge holds the first hearing in the case ... Read more »

A pastor whom authorities said sacrificed humans was killed in a police car crash on his way to be charged

© Douglas Sancha/Getty Images Pastor Kevin Smith died in a police car accident, said authorities. Douglas Sancha/Getty Images A Jamaican pastor accused of being involved in human sacrifices died in ... Read more »

What channel is Astros vs. Braves on today? Time, TV schedule to watch World Series Game 1

This year marks the 21st straight year there’ll be a different World Series champion when it kicks off on Tuesday. This year’s matchup features the Braves and Astros. One team ... Read more »

New World Furniture guide: Furnishing leveling, placement, tips and tricks

There’s no place like home, even in a game where you’re always on the move like New World. Once you become an upstanding citizen within a territory, you can purchase ... Read more »

2022 Audi RS3 First Drive Review: Five-Cylinder Fury in Audi's Pocket Rocket

Audi deserves a tremendous amount of credit for keeping the five-cylinder engine alive. It likely would have been easier to replace it with a 2.0-liter turbo-four and call it a ... Read more »

Brundle asks for ‘manners and respect' over grid walks

On a weekend when Brundle’s hugely popular grid walk returned, with COVID restrictions limiting access before the start being lifted for the first time, the former grand prix driver did ... Read more »

Animator recreates Squid Game's Red Light, Green Light using League champions

Netflix’s recent hit Squid Game has dominated the entertainment space over the past month, inspiring plenty of unique creations within popular video games. © Provided by Dot Esports One League ... Read more »

Hiker lost in Colorado mountains ignored calls from rescuers because they came from an unknown number

A hiker lost in Colorado ignored repeated calls from rescuers, later explaining that they had not answered because they were unfamiliar with the phone number, authorities said. © Denver Post/Getty ... Read more »

Christopher Nolan Heaps Praise on Denis Villeneuve's ‘Dune': “A Gift to Film Fans Everywhere”

Christopher Nolan, Denis Villeneuve Film lovers and sci-fi aficionados the world over have found common cause in Denis Villeneuve’s Dune, celebrating the film as that rarest creature of the multiplex: ... Read more »

Florida surgeon general refused to wear a face mask during office visit, state senator says

A Florida state senator says state Surgeon General Joseph Ladapo — a skeptic of many Covid-19 safety measures — refused her request to put on a face mask while visiting ... Read more »

Josue Vargas ready for Gervonta 'Tank' Davis fight

Josue Vargas is ready to fight Gervonta Davis if he gets past Jose Zepeda this weekend. The pair fight this Saturday for the WBC super lightweight silver championship, and the ... Read more »

Would you watch Mike Tyson fight Logan Paul?

The DAZN Boxing Show discussed rumours that Logan Paul would next fight Mike Tyson. 55-year-old former world heavyweight champion Tyson last fought in November against another former champion, Roy Jones ... Read more »

Celebrity Treasure Island: A Ngāti Kurī cameo, broken promises and an elimination

We are getting close to the end of Treasure Island and the awkwardness at camp has never been more obvious than now. But there is one alliance that seems to ... Read more »

British Prince Andrew must testify in abuse case

In addition to the prince, Giuffre and various witnesses are also interrogated. After December 15, no other parties can be added to the schedule. Giuffre accuses 61-year-old Andrew of abusing ... Read more »

Heathrow air traffic may not recover until 2026

The boss of Heathrow Airport has warned air traffic may not recover completely until at least 2026 despite signs of huge pent up demand for travel. © PA Media Heathrow ... Read more »

Week 8 Pickups: Should you preemptively add Deshaun Watson?

Subscribe to the Yahoo Fantasy Football Forecast Apple Podcasts • Spotify • Stitcher • Google Podcasts Andy Behrens and Scott Pianowski go through the waiver wire and help you with ... Read more »

If extradited to US, Colombian coke capo will have a lot of company

Colombian cocaine trafficking kingpin Dairo Antonio Usuga could have a lot of familiar company if he is extradited to the United States — many of his Gulf Clan cartel, including ... Read more »

San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears NFL Week 8 Odds, Plays and Insights

Check out odds, plays and more for the San Francisco 49ers vs. Chicago Bears NFL Week 8 matchup on October 31, 2021. © Provided by Sports Illustrated Oct 10, 2021; ... Read more »

Wonderbrett's First Flagship Brings OG Kush and Other Top-Shelf Strains to La Brea

Valley-bred cannabis brand Wonderbrett has finally opened its first-ever Los Angeles dispensary. Although the brand has been bringing wondrous weed to cannabis connoisseurs since the early ’90s (when Northridge-bred co-founder ... Read more »

Stephen Schaefer's Hollywood & Mine

“FUN CITY CINEMA: New York City and the Movies That Made It” is Jason Bailey’s authoritative, deeply researched visual history of 100 years of filmmaking in NYC (Abrams, US $40, ... Read more »

Manchester City Fans Worried Manchester United Boss Solskjaer Will Be Sacked Before Derby

It is less than a fortnight until the Manchester Derby, and Manchester City fans are getting worried. Worried, that is, that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer will not still be in charge of ... Read more »

Kevin Campbell baffled by Everton links to Alexandre Lacazett

Former Everton hitman Kevin Campbell is baffled by links between the Toffees and a star of another of his former clubs. © Alex Pantling/Getty Images Sport Arsenal v Aston Villa ... Read more »

The Batman Who Laughs outfit now available in Fortnite

Fortnite has added its latest DC Comics collaboration to the game with the Batman Who Laughs outfit now available for purchase. © Provided by Dot Esports Batman Who Laughs joins ... Read more »

Covid 19 Delta outbreak: Ed Sheeran confirms his daughter has tested positive for virus

Ed Sheeran’s daughter also has coronavirus. The Bad Habits singer revealed at the weekend he had tested positive for Covid-19 and he’s now revealed he’s self-isolating with 14-month-old daughter Lyra ... Read more »

New dating show Cupido Ofzo cautiously started with 364,000 viewers

cupid or something was broadcast after SBS6 ratings gun Chateau Meiland. Just over a million people watched it yesterday. Most viewers were on prime time for Buy Without Looking on ... Read more »

McAuliffe and Youngkin are in a dead heat with one week to Virginia governor election, poll shows

Virginia’s bellwether race for governor remains close in the final stretch of a campaign that is testing President Joe Biden’s sagging approval numbers going into the 2022 midterms. Democrat Terry McAuliffe ... Read more »

Democrats squabble, scramble to meet self-imposed deadline. Why this week is vital for Biden.

WASHINGTON – Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill are scrambling to make a Sunday deadline to complete two big parts of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., earlier this month, set a new ... Read more »

Covid 19 coronavirus Delta outbreak: Ed Sheeran has confirmed his daughter has tested positive

Ed Sheeran’s daughter also has coronavirus. The Bad Habits singer revealed at the weekend he had tested positive for Covid-19 and he’s now revealed he’s self-isolating with 14-month-old daughter Lyra ... Read more »

Who are the contenders and pretenders early in the NBA season?

It’s time for an early season heat check on the contenders and pretenders in the NBA. Teams like the Milwaukee Bucks, Brooklyn Nets, Los Angeles Lakers and Phoenix Suns are ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic