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Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination

Eric Clapton  refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination

Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination

Candace Owens Praises Eric Clapton for Boycotting Venues … Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:00:00 -0700-Clapton says he won't perform for a 'discriminated audience' after vaccination passports made mandatory for clubs and venues this autumn.

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Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination

July 22, 2021

Eric Clapton has said he will not perform at any venues that require attendees to show proof of vaccination.

In response to the government announcement that vaccination passports will be required to access nightclubs and venues by the end of September, the musician has issued a statement saying he would not play “any stage where there is a discriminated audience present.

“Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show.”

Clapton shared the statement via the Telegram account of Italian architect and Covid sceptic Robin Monotti. It was accompanied by a link to Clapton’s anti-lockdown collaboration with Van Morrison, Stand and Deliver, in which they sing: “Do you wanna be a free man / Or do you wanna be a slave?”

In May, Clapton shared his negative experiences of receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine through Monotti’s Telegram account, claiming to have experienced “severe” reactions that left him questioning whether he would be able to play the guitar again.

Most people who are reluctant to be vaccinated against Covid are worried about side-effects and whether the vaccines have been adequately tested, a survey of 68,000 people in 15 countries has shown. Running since last year, it found that until March 2021, the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine was the most trusted in the UK among the under-65s, but that confidence in it had declined in all age groups with the publicity over side-effects. Since May, people under 40 have been offered an alternative to the Oxford/AstraZeneca jab in the UK.

In May, the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency said: “Our advice remains that the benefits of the Covid-19 Vaccine AstraZeneca outweigh the risks in the majority of people. It is still vitally important that people come forward for their vaccination when invited to do so.”

In the same month, Clapton said he had found common ground with Morrison, whose lyrics “echoed in my heart”. After releasing Stand and Deliver, Clapton said he was “immediately regaled with contempt and scorn”.

Clapton’s next scheduled UK performances are at the Royal Albert Hall in May 2022. The venue will host the Proms from 30 July to 11 September without social distancing. Attendees will be required to provide status of their vaccination or immunity status.


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Eric Clapton refuses to play venues that require proof of vaccination Thu, 22 Jul 2021 04:00:00 -0700-Eric Clapton, 76, announced his boycott plans in reaction to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's statement on vaccine passports in 2021.

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Candace Owens praises Eric Clapton for boycotting venues requiring vaccine proof

July 22, 2021

Candance Owens has praised Eric Clapton following his announcement that he will refuse to perform at venues that require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from attendees.

The British rocker, 76, made his revelation in reaction to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's statement that as restrictions lift on entertainment venues and social gatherings, patrons would be required to produce proof of vaccination before entering.

Making a statement via the Telegram account of architect and film producer Robin Monotti Graziadei, Clapton said: “Following the PM's announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021, I feel honour bound to make an announcement of my own: I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present.”

“Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show,” Clapton concluded.

As his statement circulated on social media, conservative commentator Owens took to Twitter to share a link to an article, as she wrote: “This is what [it] means to be a rock star. Stand up against tyranny. Stand up for the people.”

Owens also retweeted a post from social commentator Sonia Poulton, who wrote: “Thank you Eric Clapton & Ian Brown & Richard Ashcroft & all musicians who show true integrity by refusing to perform at venues using a totalitarian system of entry. It's impossible for me to respect those going along with this. Human & artistic sell outs controlled by the Govt.”

Clapton's next scheduled performance in the U.K. will not be until May 7, 2022, according to the musician's website.

In December 2020, Clapton teamed up with Van Morrison to release the anti-lockdown song “Stand and Deliver,” which included the lyrics: “Do you wanna be a free man / Or do you wanna be a slave?”

Several months later, in May, Clapton wrote a letter in which he said that he had endured a “disastrous” experience after taking the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.

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“I took the first jab of AZ and straight away had severe reactions which lasted ten days. I recovered eventually and was told it would be twelve weeks before the second one,” Clapton wrote in the letter, also shared by Graziadei on Telegram.

“About six weeks later I was offered and took the second AZ shot, but with a little more knowledge of the dangers. Needless to say the reactions were disastrous, my hands and feet were either frozen, numb or burning, and pretty much useless for two weeks, I feared I would never play again, (I suffer with peripheral neuropathy and should never have gone near the needle.) But the propaganda said the vaccine was safe for everyone…”

The U.K.'s Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) advises: “The MHRA's advice remains that the benefits of the vaccines against COVID-19 continue to outweigh any risks and that the public should continue to get their vaccine when invited to do so.”

Newsweek has contacted a representative for Eric Clapton for comment.

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Candace Owens (L) has praised Eric Clapton (R) after he announced plans to boycott U.K. venues that require proof of vaccination for entry. Jason Davis/Getty Images/Dave Benett/WireImage

Candance Owens has praised Eric Clapton following his announcement that he will refuse to perform at venues that require proof of COVID-19 vaccination from attendees.

The British rocker, 76, made his revelation in reaction to U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's statement that as restrictions lift on entertainment venues and social gatherings, patrons would be required to produce proof of vaccination before entering.

Making a statement via the Telegram account of architect and film producer Robin Monotti Graziadei, Clapton said: “Following the PM's announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021, I feel honour bound to make an announcement of my own: I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present.”

“Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show,” Clapton concluded.

As his statement circulated on social media, conservative commentator Owens took to Twitter to share a link to an article, as she wrote: “This is what [it] means to be a rock star. Stand up against tyranny. Stand up for the people.”

Owens also retweeted a post from social commentator Sonia Poulton, who wrote: “Thank you Eric Clapton & Ian Brown & Richard Ashcroft & all musicians who show true integrity by refusing to perform at venues using a totalitarian system of entry. It's impossible for me to respect those going along with this. Human & artistic sell outs controlled by the Govt.”

Clapton's next scheduled performance in the U.K. will not be until May 7, 2022, according to the musician's website.

In December 2020, Clapton teamed up with Van Morrison to release the anti-lockdown song “Stand and Deliver,” which included the lyrics: “Do you wanna be a free man / Or do you wanna be a slave?”

Several months later, in May, Clapton wrote a letter in which he said that he had endured a “disastrous” experience after taking the Oxford University/AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.


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– July 22, 2021

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