Country music superstar Travis Tritt told Fox News on Tuesday that he would no longer be touring places where there are vaccine mandates or elaborate testing regimen requirements, after several fans contacted him about tell him that they had been turned down without realistic recourse by showing up at the box office unvaccinated or untested.
The “Here’s a Quarter” singer said it’s often not the states or municipalities that cause problems for his fans, but the places themselves – and that he’s not speaking out for or against vaccines, but simply questions the science behind the different mandates applied by amphitheatres.
“We’ve done about 75 shows so far this year, across the country, and despite some people trying to call them ‘super-broadcasters,’ the actual numbers don’t reflect that at all,” Tritt said. said “Tucker Carlson tonight”.
“In fact, quite the contrary. In most of these areas, we have seen the number of COVIDs drop dramatically over the past few weeks and months, and so it came as a shock to me and many of my fans when in the first week of In October, many of these shows were subject to restrictions, not by the state, not by the local municipal government, not by the local health department and municipalities, but by the promoters and owners of the places. “
Tritt told host Tucker Carlson that he was upset that his fans had waited over a year to be able to take the time to enjoy a gig outside of the tribulations of everyday life, and that they were unceremoniously forbidden to attend his shows.
“These people haven’t had the chance to go to concerts for over a year, and they finally get the chance to do it again, and now they’re turned away for some unexplained reason, it’s not about so not to follow the science or try to keep people safe there. It is about something else. It’s about trying to divide people, ”Tritt said.
“It tries to shame people. It’s basically trying to discriminate against people they don’t think are clean enough to go to a concert like this, ”said the 58-year-old Georgia native.
Tritt told Carlson that he grew up in a working-class family and understood the effort required for fans to set aside time and resources for his shows – and that idea prompted him. to take a stand against mandates.
“I felt I had to defend freedom; the freedom for all these people to be able to go out and do what they love to do and enjoy a concert without being harassed. “