In a personal statement released on his website, Tritt summarized the reasons for taking this decision. His words speak for themselves:
“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 concertgoers by requiring proof of vaccination, a COVID test, or a mask is being canceled immediately.
“Many people are taking a firm stand against these mandates around the country, and I wholeheartedly support that cause. 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. 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.”
With the use of so-called ‘vaccine passports’ growing worldwide, the world clearly needs more recording artists to take a moral stand and speak out in this way.
To read how guitar legend Eric Clapton says he suffered severe reactions after submitting to COVID vaccinations and feared he would never play again, see this news story on our website.