Live Nation CEO Says Large-Scale Concerts Could Be Back By This Summer

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Americans have been anxiously awaiting the return of live music, which has, for the most part, been shut down for almost a year due to the coronavirus. Well, the good news is that the president of Live Nation says large-scale concerts may be back as early as this summer. 

In a recent earnings call, Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino said “a clear outline to a 75% to 100%” capacity for outdoor U.S. events in 2021 was looking likely to be green-lit.” 

Of course, that may not be everywhere, with Rapino noting, “We might have certain states that might not be ready, but we have enough states and enough artists willing to play the open slots if we get to that level in the right markets,” adding, “So as long as these states open up to the right capacities, we can start in midsummer and in the southern U.S. we can go all the way into November.”

  • Rapino later tweeted, “With more artists than ever wanting to tour and fans eager to make up for lost time, all signs point to even more concerts ahead,” adding, “Thank you to all of our @LiveNation employees for their endless resilience and creativity – none of this would be possible without you.”