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Ticketmaster shares concert comeback plan, clarifies Billboard report

Posted at 5:39 AM, Nov 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 17:24:06-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The Las Vegas Strip hasn't been the same for many since the dawn of the coronavirus pandemic ended concerts, residencies, and much of the live entertainment that for decades has drawn people from all over the world.

After the announcement of a potential vaccine from Pfizer, much of the entertainment industry is poised for a comeback in Southern Nevada.

Ticketmaster recently shared an idea it's looking into to ensure the guests in attendance have been either vaccinated or tested negative for the coronavirus before they're allowed to attend a show, Billboard reports.

To clarify -- Ticketmaster says it "does not have the power to set policies around safety/entry requirements, which would include vaccines and/or testing protocols," just that it is "exploring a number of safety features for event organizers to utilize as they look to welcome fans back to events."

The idea is to prepare for the unknowns of the future, the company says.

"If this is something that event organizers or venues choose to ask fans to do in the future (either for their own preferences or due to local health requirements)," it says on ticketmaster.com, "we want to be prepared."

Ticketmaster also says they would not have access to anyone's medical records.

Editor's note: This story was updated to reflect Ticketmaster's response to the Billboard report.