Live Nation Entertainment, one of the country’s biggest live entertainment companies, will require all artists and concertgoers to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid-19 test starting Oct. 4, the company announced Friday.
All employees will also need to be vaccinated to visit any of the company’s events, venues, or offices.
The company said all ticket holders are being alerted directly with details pertaining to their show.
“Vaccines are going to be your ticket back to shows, and as of October 4th we will be following the model we developed for Lollapalooza and requiring this for artists, fans and employees at Live Nation venues and festivals everywhere possible in the US,” Live Nation Entertainment President and CEO Michael Rapino said in a statement.
The Los Angeles-based entertainment company hosts 40,000 shows and over 100 festivals every year, according to its website. With over 40,000 employees worldwide, Live Nation Entertainment sells 500 million tickets annually.
The announcement follows the decision by AEG Presents to require proof of vaccination for all concertgoers and staff members.