STS9 are the latest group to postpone their New Years Eve plans. The livetronica outfit was scheduled to perform a series of shows in their hometown at Atlanta’s The Eastern from December 29 to January 1. The performances would have been the ensemble’s first indoor shows since the advent of COVID almost two years ago. The musicians said in a statement:
âPLEASE READ: We have been keeping a close watch on the recent wave of the COVID-19 Omicron variant which has spread at a rapid rate across the country. With the health and safety of our fans, family, friends, team, hall staff and the ATL community in mind, we have decided to postpone the New Years race for 4 nights. These shows in Atlanta would have been the first we have played indoors in two years … and with the four nights almost sold out, we were wrong to gather inside and pack The Eastern several times. days in a row. We also took into account that everyone will be going out on vacation and going to Georgia from across the country. This is a recipe for spreading the virus even further. It was important for everyone involved in organizing this event to get the word out as soon as possible, not only so that those who came had as much time as possible to adjust their travel arrangements, but also so that we didn’t we didn’t all run the risk of going down. on ATL just to have the shows canceled halfway through. For more than 20 years, we’ve strived to create safe environments for people to come together to enjoy art and music – an indoor event right now has the realistic potential to be dangerous for those we do. love on. Please know that this decision was not an easy one – it is a heartbreaking decision. We have been looking forward to this event since its conception over a year ago. We worked on the overdrive in the studio to create something really special for everyone. We couldn’t wait to see you all again. We are working to reschedule these shows as soon as possible. Please keep your tickets as we work with The Eastern to find new dates. With our team and our team, we appreciate the understanding of everyone here. We hope you have a great holiday season please stay safe there. And please join us in doing your part to help stop a further increase in the transmission of the virus. Listen to the experts. Take care of your community. Let’s work together to see each other again in 2022.
At press time, STS9’s next scheduled show is a February 4th engagement in Tucson, Gem & Jam AZ.