According to Heel By Nature wrestling website, Chris Jericho and his band Fozzy performed at Bike Week at Sturgis, South Dakota last night (8/8/2020) in a string of shows this week that includes South Dakota and Iowa. The band’s last performance was seven months ago during the Chris Jericho Cruise. During his Saturday Night Special live stream, Jericho gave his reasoning behind returning to the road amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Much talk online about Bike Week has been the influx of tourists to the annual event, during the time of the pandemic. Nobody in the crowd appeared to wear a mask.
— Christine Anne (@christinejuma05) August 9, 2020
During his Saturday Night Special live stream, Jericho provided provided some insight on the reason behind returning to the road amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“We actually did four shows this week, and the reason for that is we had our ‘Save the World Tour’ which was originally scheduled for April and May, but it got postponed to July and August, then got postponed to October and November. Four shows remained in August, and I was like ‘How?”. The shows are in South Dakota, and North Dakota, and we have one in Fort Madison, Iowa, which is right near the border of South Dakota.”
“The reason why the shows have happened is because these states of North Dakota and South Dakota have low COVID cases, less than 1000 in both states, I think Florida had 9000 today alone”.
“The venues are either outside, or they are half capacity. We are sold out tonight in Minot with I think 50% capacity, last night we were sold out in Sioux Falls, SD with 35% capacity. We hand out masks at the door, the temperature checks. We stay on the bus all day, the Fozzy crew and camp have been tested”