A day before they were due to play a big show at Fenway Park in Boston, Fall Out Boy pulled out of the concert due to a positive coronavirus test.
A member of the group’s team has tested positive despite having been vaccinated, the group said in a statement on Instagram on Wednesday.
“As a precaution, Fall Out Boy will not be performing at the New York and Boston shows of the Hella Mega Tour due to an individual from the group’s team testing positive for COVID,” the statement said.
The concert at Fenway Park on Thursday, and another Wednesday at Citi Field in New York City, will still be starring the other two headliners, Green Day and Weezer, and the opening act, The Switches, according to the release from Fall Out Boy.
Live music is back at Fenway Park after concerts were postponed last year due to the coronavirus pandemic, but with cases on the rise again, many fans are taking precautions.
They noted that each group and their teams operated in separate bubbles in order to “protect everyone as much as possible” and that “everyone on the whole tour” is vaccinated. A COVID security protocol officer has also been on tour full time to make sure everyone is complying with public health guidelines.
The “Hella Mega Tour” was announced in 2019 for the following year, but has been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic which has suspended almost all live concerts worldwide.