Post Malone gets backlash for playing sold-out arena amid coronavirus
While numerous events in the entertainment industry are canceling in light of the growing coronavirus pandemic, others have been performing concerts prior to mass cancelations including Post Malone.
Numerous shows coming up for the rapper are postponing but he played his show last night (March 12) to a packed crowd in Denver.
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Several artists have been playing their final shows prior to mass cancelations or postponements of events. Live Nation instructed all performers that they were allowing shows prior to this weekend to go ahead before postponing all events as long as local restrictions didn't prevent them from proceeding.
Now, Post's show in Denver went ahead with thousands in attendance. At the time, Colorado had not placed a ban on public gatherings over a certain capacity like many other states and countries. Despite not banning large events, health officials have advised against hosting them. According to TMZ, the show was sold out with a capacity of up to 20,000 for concerts.
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Post Malone has not commented on the backlash.