Metal group Great White apologizes for playing careless show about COVID-19

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Metal band Great White apologized for playing at an outdoor concert in North Dakota where the crowd was not wearing a mask despite the constant threat of the coronavirus.The group was criticized on social networks after the performance on Thursday evening as part of the concert series First on First: Dickinson Summer Nights in Dickinson, in the southwest of the state. Spin magazine published a video showing the crowd packed and not wearing a face mask.

“We have had the luxury of hindsight and we would like to apologize to those who did not agree with our decision to respect our contractual agreement. The promoter and the staff were nothing but professional and assured us of security measures, “said Great White in a statement. the Saturday.

Although North Dakota health officials recommend physical distance and wearing masks when possible, there is no legal requirement to do so in the state, and Great White said the group n was nevertheless “unable to apply the laws”.

The group is best known for its version of Once bitten, twice shy. Another iteration of Great White that included longtime singer Jack Russell – and who played as Jack Russell’s Great White – participated in one of the most tragic concerts in U.S. history in 2003 During a performance at The Station nightclub in Rhode Island, the group’s pyrotechnics ignited a rapid fire that caused a bottleneck as fans attempted to flee. The fire killed 100 people.

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