Eric Clapton has made his feelings on lockdowns and the UK government's Covid plan very clear in recent months.
The famed guitarist teamed up with Van Morrison on a pretty awful lockdown protest song called 'Stand and Deliver' late last year - and now he is taking a similar stance on the plan for future gigs which will only allow vaccinated people to attend.
While other bands (and countries) have gone ahead with such measures - like the Foo Fighters at Madison Square Garden - Clapton is not on board with such protocol.
His comments follow UK PM Boris Johnson's announcement that the UK government is "planning to make full [COVID-19] vaccination the condition of entry to nightclubs and other venues where large crowds gather."
Clapton said in a letter to anti-lockdown activist Robin Monotti Graziadei - which was later made public - that "Following the PM’s announcement on Monday the 19th of July 2021 I feel honour bound to make an announcement of my own: I wish to say that I will not perform on any stage where there is a discriminated audience present. Unless there is provision made for all people to attend, I reserve the right to cancel the show."
As things stand, he currently has tours booked for the US in September and and UK and European tour booked for next May and June. Whether he 'stands and delivers' on his promise, faced with the financial losses that he may incur by cancelling those dates - remains to be seen.