I think it’s safe to say that people are pretty much over having to cancel their plans to see their favorite musicians perform live.
Well, Chase Rice is with you! Since the beginning of the pandemic in early 2020, Rice has been one of the most outspoken country singers when it’s come to opposing restrictions. In fact, he received criticism from others in the industry last summer when he played for a packed crowd of unmasked fans as COVID-19 numbers were surging.
“In my opinion — you gotta keep people safe and all that — I mean, f–k this. They gotta let us go play and the people that are healthy can decide if they want to come or not,” said Rice during an interview in 2020. “That’s what the American Constitution is all about, is us having the choice.”
The CDC has recently reported that 93 percent of all newly reported COVID-19 cases come from the Delta variant. Additionally, unvaccinated people account for more than 97 percent of all current COVID-related hospitalizations. Nevertheless, the rise in restriction reinstatements has many people, including Rice, frustrated.
“This thing’s over,” said Chase Rice during a recent interview. “If you don’t think so, move on. It’s over.”
Rice also suggested that anyone who is still concerned about the virus should simply stay home. As for him, he’s partying.
“We’re going back to normal life, and if you don’t want to do that, stay home,” said Rice. “We’re partying, country music’s back, music’s back. Live events are back and I couldn’t be happier.”
Currently, Chase Rice has tour dates scheduled through early October of this year.