Germany: Bryan Adams Gig in Corona Times Leads to Dispute

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The country has put a lot of strong coronavirus protection measures in place

The Canadian vocalist Bryan Adams and other artists are part of a big concert that is supposed to take place in Düsseldorf next month. The promoters are being criticized by politicians.

Sarah Connor, a famous German singer who picked an English last name, probably to sound more international, is scheduled to hit a stage in Düsseldorf in early September. Her Canadian colleague Bryan Adams and others are supposed to perform as well. An audience of thirteen thousand people is expected to be there. The gig is now being discussed all over the country.

‘Disastrous Signal’

The First Mayor of Düsseldorf, Thomas Geisel, is a proponent of the Pop concert. He told the ‘Süddeutsche Zeitung’ daily, the promoters had met all conditions by coming up with a hygiene concept that was based on the Corona rules. The people in the audience would have to keep their distance and wear masks for the duration of the show, Geisel stated.

Bryan Adams has announced that he’ll be performing at a stadium in Germany next month despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. (NME)

The Canadian rocker has been booked to headline a stadium show called ‘Give Live A Chance’, which is coming to Düsseldorf’s Merkur Spiel-Arena on September 4. He will join a lineup that includes Sarah Connor, Rea Garvey, The Bosshoss, Joris, and special guest Michael Mittermeier.

Adams shared news of the show on Instagram. “I’ve been invited to perform at the first large social distancing concert in Germany at the Merkur Spiel-Arena in Dusseldorf on 4th September,” he wrote. “I’m playing acoustically – on my own / no band.”

Tickets for ‘Give Live A Chance’ go on sale on Tuesday (August 11) and can be purchased here.

Despite the majority of the world’s countries struggling to get live shows back up and running due to the current social climate, the Düsseldorf health department has given the show the go-ahead – although Billboard reports that some German health officials are not happy about it.

 

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