Rise Against finished up their Nowhere Generation tour with no one on the team getting Covid, no venue changes, and only one cancellation. That's a big feat in the midst of a major pandemic.
"Much larger tours can implement mass testing, quarantining and show cancellations or postponements," [tour manager Jon] Dunleavy says, "which a tour of our size just could not handle financially."
Still, he confirmed that all his bands, crews and drivers were vaccinated. "No one was allowed on tour without that," he underscores. "We made the bus part of our bubble — even immediate family was not allowed. Then really it became about keeping it tight, and when out of that bubble, being smart about wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands, etc."
Playing concerts during COVID is no joke. Over the last several weeks, rockers such as Bruce Dickinson (Iron Maiden), Corey Taylor (Slipknot), Jonathan Davis (Korn), Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley (KISS), Sean Killian (Vio-Lence), Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row) and members of Tesla and Lynyrd Skynyrd all tested positive for the virus that sparked a global pandemic in March 2020. Musician Eric Wagner died last month after being hospitalized with COVID pneumonia.
Read the full article from Loudwire linked below.