Multiple members of the band Blue October have tested positive for COVID-19. The positive tests came mere hours before the band was set to play at Grand Rapids music venue The Intersection.

The band made a statement moments ago:

"We are so disappointed to announce that as hard as we've tried to tour in a bubble, two of our brothers have tested positive for Covid-19. We are sadly forced to cancel tonight's show in Grand Rapids, tomorrow in St Louis and next week in Louisville and Indianapolis. We are optimistic that our brothers will have negative tests soon and we can resume our tour in Pittsburgh, PA one week from today.

This only reinforces our decision to continue do all we can to provide the safest, most relaxed and joyous experience for the amazing people who support our musical gatherings. These moments are precious and mean everything in the world to us and thankfully to many of you. We’ll see you soon.
Stay tuned for updates." 

 

The band's last live, in-person, performance was on September 19 in Cincinnati, Ohio. The band has required proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test within 72 hours of entry to their concerts since the This is What I Live For Tour began on September 7.

Unfortunately even with these precautions live events are still suffering the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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