Tame Impala’s leader/multi-instrumentalist Kevin Parker has declared that all show attendees must provide proof of immunization or a negative COVID test as they prepare for their upcoming US tour dates. In a lengthy Instagram post, he stated, “My convictions on this topic coincide closely with the word of science, which is that the vaccine undoubtedly helps prevent major disease and death from covid 19.” “If this isn’t your point of view, I urge you to reconsider.”
“I have talked about this with my cohorts extensively, and while the last thing I want to do is divide people based on what they believe and don’t believe, now is not the time to be putting everyone in danger for the sake of being nice,” Parker stated.
Tame Impala is yet to tour in support of their upcoming album, The Slow Rush, due out in 2020. The psych-pop group had planned to tour in April 2020, but had to postpone due to obvious COVID-related issues. The tour will now begin in September, with Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee, as the first stop.
Parker stated, “There’s still time to get fully vaxxed before most of the shows (and a single J&J jab before all of them”).” “So, if you’ve been putting things off, go to it.”