Bruce Springsteen Musical Won’t Allow Guests With AstraZeneca Vaccine
Bruce Springsteen on Broadway will open on June 26 to vaccinated fans – but not to those who received the AstraZeneca vaccine.
Fans who wish to attend the show will need to prove that they have been vaccinated – but that proof must be in the form of at least one of the vaccines authorized by the United States Food and Drug Administration. This includes the Moderna, Pfizer-BioNTech, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines, but not the AstraZeneca vaccine.
The AstraZeneca vaccine has not been approved by the FDA, so it has not been distributed in the United States. But more than 1.7 million people in Canada have the vaccine. The vaccine is available in most countries around the world except the United States. Eric Clapton said he received the AstraZeneca vaccine and subsequently suffered serious side effects. This included the fear of losing the ability to play the guitar again, although Clapton reports that he has fully recovered from the episode.
Springsteen’s Broadway performance is described as “a solo acoustic performance” and “an intimate evening with Bruce, his guitar, piano and his stories.” The New York St. James Theater says vaccine needs are directed by New York State.
Other restrictions are also applied for younger fans. Participants under the age of 16 are exempt from the requirement but must be accompanied by a fully vaccinated adult. They must also prove that they have tested negative in a recent coronavirus test. There are no exceptions for people who cannot or do not want to be vaccinated.
The two-hour show debuted in 2017 at the Walter Kerr Theater and ran for 236 performances. The next series will run from Tuesday to Saturday. Springsteen says he’s not planning on slowing down after spending six decades on stage. He says performing live shows for the public remains an experience that cannot be faked for the stars.
Springsteen on Broadway will be the first show to return in 2021; other shows return in September. Many fans lament the requirements as vaccine approval for international fans would depend on whether or not they receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.
In February, Bruce Springsteen saw his DUI charge dropped after agreeing to pay a $ 500 fine. He was charged with drunk driving, reckless driving and drinking in a closed area of a New Jersey recreation area.
Springsteen pleaded guilty to drinking a drink offered by a fan, but the DWI charges were dismissed. His blood alcohol level at the time of his arrest was only 0.02, while New Jersey’s legal intoxication limit is 0.08. Springsteen had no criminal record of any kind.