Country artist Travis Tritt rocked the Country music world on Monday when he announced a mass cancelation of shows being held at venues that force attendees to show documentation or masks to enter.
Tritt said he won’t play on a stage where his fans are asked to show either COVID vaccination records or summit a test proving that they are negative for COVID-19 or mandate masks.
The award-winning artist said in a statement to The Daily Wire “I’m putting my money where my mouth is and announcing that any venue or promoter mandating masks, requiring vaccinations, or pushing COVID testing protocols on my fans will not be tolerated.”
“Any show I have booked that discriminates against concert-goers by requiring proof of vaccination, a COVID test, or a mask is being canceled immediately.”
There have already been cancelations in Muncie, Indiana; Philadelphia, Mississippi; Peoria, Illinois; and Louisville, Kentucky, according to the Daily Wire.
“Many people are taking a firm stand against these mandates around the country, and I wholeheartedly support that cause,” Tritt said. “I have been extremely vocal against mandates since the beginning.”
“This is a sacrifice that I’m willing to make to stand up for the freedoms that generations of Americans have enjoyed for their entire lifetimes,” the performer emphasized. “There are plenty of promoters and venues around the country that appreciate fans and the freedom of choice in this great country, and those are the promoters and venues that I will be supporting.”
The country star said he’s sorry for the inconvenience to his fans and that he hopes to reschedule shows at unrestricted event centers as soon as possible. Those interested in tickets can find more information at www.TravisTritt.com.
Tritt isn’t alone in his stance against the various COVID-related restrictions. “Saturday Night Live” alum Jim Breuer has canceled multiple shows as has singer Eric Clapton.