According to Pitchfork, an online music publication, Live Nation is denying a claim that a gag order is in effect, preventing music artists from publicly disclosing that they have tested positive for COVID-19.
Pitchfork posted an article with a link to a tweet posted by musician Courtney Jaye. In his tweet, Jaye discloses a private text message from an anonymous musician who claims that they and other members of their band have tested positive for the delta variant of COVID, but could not publicly reveal that they are. infected due to the aforementioned clause.
Jaye tweeted her post on August 1, the last day of the three-day Watershed Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheater. On August 2, Live Nation responded to Jaye’s tweet:
“There is absolutely no covid gag order in our contracts,” the company wrote. “We care about our employees, our team, our fans and our artists and will continue to meet the requirements of local health authorities when we organize events.”
There is absolutely no covid gag order in our contracts. We care about our employees, team, fans and performers and will continue to meet the demands of local health authorities when hosting events.
– Live Nation (@LiveNation) August 2, 2021
Live Nation owns and operates the Gorge Amphitheater in Quincy, Washington.