Live Nation is beckoning Germany to “Give Live A Chance!” with a return to live music. The industry giant is attempting to conquer the disruption of the Covid-19 pandemic with a 12,000 capacity concert next month, while following safety guidelines to a T. The concert is set to be held at Merkur-Spiel Arena on September 4, with a performances by Bryan Adams, Sarah Connor, Rea Garvey and more.
Give Live A Chance! is not a cost-effective event for Live Nation, who are mainly looking to throw this event as a beacon of hope. Merkur-Spiel Arena normally can host 66,500 attendees, but will be operating at less than 25% capacity for this event.
The concert, since its announcement, has seen somewhat of a setback. The CEO of Live Nation GSA and local German officials have released a joint statement saying they’ve “agreed on a joint procedure” for Give Live A Chance. The region surrounding the arena has experienced an uptick in positive Covid-19 cases. Due to this, it’s been decided that a final decision on the concert, which was originally approved, will be made on August 31.
Despite the setback, “experts” have reviewed the safety concepts for the show, and verified that it is adhering to the current governmental safety mandates, according to a joint statement.
If they’re able to successfully pull this off, it would be major step for the industry. Even though we’re living in a pandemic-stricken world, there’s still a chance live music can still exist. Not only would this be great for music fans, but all of those in the industry who are currently without jobs.
Tickets are still being sold for Give Live A Chance, however refunds will be issued if necessary.