3 Doors Down is canceling two upcoming shows due to COVID-19 "regulations" set for the concerts.
The affected performances were scheduled for October 7 at the Red Hat Amphitheater in Raleigh, North Carolina, and October 9 at the Cadence Bank Amphitheatre in Atlanta. Both venues required attendees to provide proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test.
Additionally, an October 16 concert planned for October 16 at the iThink Financial Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Florida, which also has a vaccine/negative test requirement, has been moved to a different venue in nearby Boca Raton.
The dates are part of 3 Doors Down's current tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 2000 debut album, The Better Life.
3 Doors Down, who performed at Donald Trump's inauguration in 2017, follows artists such as Eric Clapton in not playing venues with vaccination polices. However, as Rolling Stone reported, Clapton played the New Orleans Smoothie King Center last week, which does require proof of vaccination or a negative test for its events.
The COVID-19 vaccines are safe and effective, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says.