Eric Clapton Will Not Play Shows Where Proof of Vaccine Is Required

Rolling Stone

Eric Clapton said he will not perform at any venues that require attendees to prove that they’ve been vaccinated against Covid-19.

Clapton issued his statement in response to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement on Monday, July 19th, that vaccine passes would be required to enter nightclubs and venues. Clapton’s statement was shared via the Telegram account of film producer and architect Robin Monotti, who has also been skeptical of the Covid-19 vaccine and expressed other doubts about the U.K. government’s response to the pandemic. (Clapton previously shared a message about his “disastrous” health experience after receiving the Covid-19 vaccine on Monotti’s Telegram page.) 

“Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021 I feel honor-bound to make an announcement of my own,” Clapton said. “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.”

The message was accompanied by a link to Clapton’s anti-lockdown song with Van Morrison, “Stand and Deliver.” Representatives for Clapton did not immediately return Rolling Stone’s request for comment.

In a statement to Rolling Stone in May, a spokesperson for the MHRA, the UK governmental body overseeing the vaccine, reiterated that “over 56 million doses of vaccines against COVID-19 have now been administered in the UK, saving thousands of lives through the biggest vaccination programme that has ever taken place in this country.

“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.”

Clapton’s next scheduled shows in the United Kingdom won’t be until May 2022, when he has two dates on the books at the Royal Albert Hall in London. He has a handful of North American concerts scheduled for this September.

Rolling Stone

15 thoughts on “Eric Clapton Will Not Play Shows Where Proof of Vaccine Is Required

  1. Hi Angel!! Geez, it came as a relief to see your name here. The original trencher. Missed you and hope all is well, even in the insanity.


  2. Still can’t believe he took the shot, but at least now he’s doing something on the side of freedom. School of Hard Knocks brings such heavy lessons.


  3. On February 11th, I slipped on the first flight of 1914 marble stairs in my bldg. and shattered the head of my right Humorous bone. ( Definitely NOT humorous) VA said it was inoperable. Couldn’t put a cast on it, wire it, pin it, nothing. All the king’s horses and all the king’s men couldn’t put Humpty together again. Gave me a flimsy cloth sling , extra strength tylenol and ibuprofen, and told me to “Stuck it up”. BTW , icing on the cake, I’m right handed. If I don’t get full range of motion in a year or two, the only option will be a full shoulder replacement. Started going to Occupational Therapy ( VA calls anything above the waistline Occupational Therapy, anything below the waistline Physical Therapy). It’s been slow and painful. Finally able to write and type a bit. SUX being rendered helpless as a little child, especially alone. Taking it day by day, moment by moment.

    1. I’m so sorry to hear that happened to you Angel. Life is hard enough, then it throws a nasty curve ball! I hope the therapy helps and you’ll be okay in time.

    2. God be with you, Angel! Blessings!–from a woman who’s radius and ulna crossed each other at the left wrist at age 9 when falling while skating and wrist slammed into floor (and wore a cast for 6 months)

    3. So sorry to hear that, Angel. I know you have a fighting spirit and that will help in the healing process. Hoping for a good outcome for you. Hug, and support across the miles.


    4. So sorry to hear of your injury. Back in 2008 I fell and shattered my right humerus and fractured my left wrist. I guess I was lucky as I was able to have surgery on my right arm. I still have the plate, screws and pins. Love and hugs to you. Do you have a PO Box where we could send cards/letters?

    5. Your situation troubles me, and I don’t know what to do.
      Let me know if there is anything I can do.
      Your spirit travels, and so does mine.

  4. Glad to hear from ya again, Angel. Sorry to hear about your injury. Keep your chin up. I know you’ll get better over time. You’re a strong NYC girl. Lol

  5. Good to hear from Angel NYC again.

    As for proof of vaccine.
    Mine now comes in .22lr, 9mm, .45acp, .223/5.56, 6.5G, 30/30, .458Socom, 12ga.
    Do to inventory limitations, selection will be made by me at the time based on market price.

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