Most concerts across the country have been called off as states struggle to combat the spread of COVID-19. But, Chase Rice decided to play his scheduled show this past Saturday at Tennessee’s Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary.
To be fair, fans did have their temperatures checked upon entering and the venue did have a reduced capacity according to Taste of Country. But, as you can see from the videos that Chase posted, the crowd was closely packed together and there weren’t many masks worn.
Chase Rice just played a concert to an enormous crowd of unmasked fans here in Tennessee. For once, I am at a loss for words. pic.twitter.com/wB47u1EaFd
— Lorie Liebig (@lorieliebig) June 28, 2020
Many fans and artists shared their disdain with Chase on social media, including Kelsea Ballerini who called him selfish.
Imagine being selfish enough to put thousands of people’s health at risk, not to mention the potential ripple effect, and play a NORMAL country concert right now. @ChaseRiceMusic, We all want (and need) to tour. We just care about our fans and their families enough to wait. 🤷🏼♀️ https://t.co/eJaLnGu28k
— Kelsea Ballerini (@KelseaBallerini) June 28, 2020
Hopefully no one in the crowd was sick, but I guess we will know for sure in the next couple of days/weeks.