Metallica, Tool, The Black Keys, and Eric Church are all keeping their shows going amidst another surge by using COVID-sniffing dogs. These dogs have been trained to detect COVID and are kept backstage to help make sure that crew and entourage aren't spreading the virus without even knowing it. Metallica used the dogs for their fall concerts in Atlanta, Fort Lauderdale, and in San Fran last month at their 40th anniversary shows. Tool is planning to use the dogs next week when they go on tour.
John Peets from "Q Prime," which is the management company for Metallica and Church, said, “So far, knock on wood, the dogs have been knocking it out of the park. We haven’t had a dog miss anybody.” He did also share that the bands aren't able to get too close to the dogs. “They don’t like the dogs to get too friendly with people,” Peets said, “because it throws them off their game. These guys are in high demand.”
Source: Rolling Stone