Great White held a concert on Thursday night with no regards for coronavirus safety.
The concert in Dickinson, North Dakota didn’t follow any social distancing precautions, leaving it up those attending if they wanted to risk it.
As seen in the footage above, no one took on any precautions including not a single mask to be seen.
The show was part of the “First On First: Dickinson Summer Nights” outdoor series.
“We do not have restrictions, believe it or not, we don’t have any,” event coordinator April Getz almost bragged to The Dickinson Press. “It’s one of those things where if people feel comfortable coming down and mixing and mingling, that’s their personal choice. We’re leaving it up to everybody that chooses to attend.”
After facing backlash for the concert, the band apologized in a statement to Billboard.
“We understand that there are some people who are upset that we performed this show, during this trying time. We assure you that we worked with the Promoter. North Dakota’s government recommends masks be worn, however, we are not in a position to enforce the laws. We have had the luxury of hindsight and we would like to apologize to those who disagree with our decision to fulfill our contractual agreement. The Promoter and staff were nothing but professional and assured us of the safety precautions. Our intent was simply to perform our gig, outside, in a welcoming, small town. We value the health and safety of each and every one of our fans, as well as our American and global community. We are far from perfect.”
In 2003, the band was involved in another controversy after setting off pyrotechnics in a small, indoor club. The accident killed 100 people, including guitarist Ty Longley.
DaBaby recently came under fire for holding a July 4th concert that also didn’t involve safety measures.