You know that the chillier months are around the corner when you start hearing about a Michael Bublé concert coming up. The singer has expressed that he’s not all that amused with the ongoing joke that he only shows up around Christmastime, but his timing is just awkward. In any case, if you’re hoping to go to a Michael Bublé concert from now until the end of October you’re going to need to follow his strict COVID protocols. Otherwise, the show could get canceled. That’s exactly what happened to his upcoming event in Austin.
What’s The Big Deal?
Michael Bublé is going back on tour and trying to hit up most of the venues that he had scheduled prior to the pandemic. As is the case with most artists that had a toured planned in 2020.
What’s different about Bublé is that he sets his own COVID protocols. The COVID protocols for his concerts are extremely restrictive. Much more so than what local laws require. In the case of the Austin concert, it’s not the Frank Erwin Center at the University of Texas who had the problem. They were just not willing to meet Bublé’s demands.
What You Need To Do If You Want To Go To A Michael Bublé Concert
The COVID protocols for Michael Bublé concerts actually give his fans two routes to be able to attend his concerts. You can be fully vaccinated, and provide proof of that through your vaccination card. However, you need to have been fully vaccinated at least two weeks before the date of the concert.
No worries, anti-vax folks are also welcomed into his concerts. All that they need to do is arrive with their COVID test in hand. Proving that they have not contracted the virus. Even children 12 or under need this proof to be able to access the theater.
Things are changing daily, but Michael would like to thank you for your constant support and understanding. Please read the update from the promoter for all attendees of the “An Evening With Michael Bublé” Tour U.S. dates in Sept. and Oct. regarding mandatory COVID-19 protocol. pic.twitter.com/cfioHp4mr1
— Michael Bublé (@MichaelBuble) August 26, 2021
The University Wasn’t Budging
Ultimately this particular concert in Austin got the ax over a power struggle between Bublé and the University of Texas who runs the Frank Erwin Center. The university insisted that their COVID protocols needed to be followed in their facilities.
For that particular venue, the COVID protocols include facemasks being worn in the theater and social distancing between guests. Although Bublé’s own protocols are strict he probably aims to put them in place to avoid social distancing and hence be able to sell out the place. Even in this COVID-filled world the bottom line still seems to be cold hard cash!
Apologizing To Fans
Bublé’s official account announced that the show was set to be canceled. He included a heartfelt message to the fans in the announcement. In which he detailed why he felt he had to cancel the event over the power struggle we just talked about. Bublé mentioned he was not a political person … but,
“My commitment to complete my tour after all the postponements was agreed to under the terms that it would not put a single person in danger. Protocols were and continue to be in place for all my upcoming shows to ensure nobody will be put in harm’s way.”
Whether it was over money or personal principles, Austin Texas won’t get to see Michael Bublé this year. They can always try again in the next fall or winter!
— Michael Bublé (@MichaelBuble) September 14, 2021