The Fiery lips is the latest band to be bitten by COVID-19 bugs. Illusion stone The Warriors announced over the weekend that their planned New Year’s Eve show at the Underground Caverns in Grundy County, Tennessee
The caves, which host the Emmy Award-winning PBS TV series Bluegrass Underground, which makes use of the natural sounds in the prehistoric cave at Mouth Cave, can accommodate 850 seated people or 1,200 for standing-room performances. The cave concert takes place beneath the Caverns Above Ground Amphitheater, which debuted as a 1,000-person pandemic venue, allowing fans to gather in small groups for performances by the likes of Jason Isbell, Jelly Roll, Mavericks and Margo Price.
The Lips performances will now be performed at the venue on February 19 and 20. “In response to the increase in COVID-19 infections caused by the Omicron variant, The Flaming Lips and The Caverns have put on the show. made the very difficult decision to reschedule 2 -Happy New Year underground in The Caverns scheduled for 12/30 and 12/31.,” Venue speak on Instagram.
“The Flaming Lips and The Caverns are heartbroken to deliver this news, and we know you are certainly saddened to read it, but the health and safety of guests, staff, crew and everyone else. The people on stage are the most important thing. It’s a tough call to make, and we want to keep everyone informed as much as possible. We look forward to ringing in the New Year with you on February 19 and 20! ”
The Lips rocked the caves for the first time at their 2018 New Year’s Eve performance. The Oklahoma City rockers are just the latest in a growing list of must-have bands and festivals cancel or postpone showed due to the rapidly increasing rate of COVID infection in the US due to the highly infectious variant of Omicron.
https://www.billboard.com/music/rock/flaming-lips-postpone-new-years-eve-show-caverns-covid-19-spread-1235014154/ Flaming Lips Pushed New Year’s Eve to February due to COVID-19 – Billboard