Numerous shows coming up for the rapper are postponing but he played his show last night (March 12) to a packed crowd in Denver.
Several artists have been playing their final shows prior to mass cancelations or postponements of events. Live Nation instructed all performers that they were allowing shows prior to this weekend to go ahead before postponing all events as long as local restrictions didn’t prevent them from proceeding.
Now, Post’s show in Denver went ahead with thousands in attendance. At the time, Colorado had not placed a ban on public gatherings over a certain capacity like many other states and countries. Despite not banning large events, health officials have advised against hosting them. According to TMZ, the show was sold out with a capacity of up to 20,000 for concerts.
Pepsi Center posted to their social media accounts that the show would be proceeding as they monitor the situation.
Tonight’s Post Malone concert at Pepsi Center is proceeding as scheduled. We continue to monitor the current COVID-19 situation with local, state and federal authorities. Please continue to monitor venue websites & social media channels regarding any updates to upcoming events.
— Pepsi Center (@pepsicenter) March 12, 2020
A lot of fans and others commenting on the show proceeding are not happy about the sold out show taking place. You can see some of their reactions below.
Getting more video from inside @pepsicenter. Thought I was seeing empty seats for @PostMalone in the middle of COVID-19 outbreak. Turns out… it’s packed. So much for social distancing. #9News pic.twitter.com/8uPbHN0lEi
— Ryan Haarer (@RyanHaarer) March 13, 2020
this is a terrible decision. and before anyone hits me with “ok boomer” I’m 23 and the coronavirus prob wouldn’t affect me long term. but this puts those who are much more susceptible at risk. once again:
I dont know how to explain to you that you should care about other people.
— mate for bernie (@AlwaysAButt) March 12, 2020
“Nothing in the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr. Second time posting this today.
— Susie T. (@kwepdingers) March 12, 2020
Was really looking forward to this show tonight but with every major event in the United States being shut down I called for a refund and was denied. Really hope @PostMalone and @pepsicenter reconsider. Not worth risking people’s safety.
— Darrin Chiaverini (@CoachChev6) March 13, 2020
this is deeply irresponsible. it is the responsiblity of _everyone_ to minimize potential community transmission of covid19, for the public good for all vulnerable populatons. @pepsicenter, @postmalone + management, you should be ashamed and afraid of litigation.
— daniel j. denman (@danieljdenman) March 12, 2020
Post Malone has not commented on the backlash.