UPDATE: It’s cancelled! (He apparently stopped, collaborated, and listened…)
Due to the increase in COVID-19 numbers in Austin we’re gonna move the concert to a better date. We were hoping for better Coronavirus numbers by July but Unfortunately the numbers have increased quite a bit so for the safety and health of everyone we’re going to stay home. pic.twitter.com/MWWfNWf3zd— Vanilla Ice (@vanillaice) July 2, 2020
Vanilla Ice is hosting a 4th of July ’90s-themed concert in Texas… a state which recently saw 8,076 new coronavirus cases (a record daily high).
Said the “Ice, Ice Baby” singer on Instagram:
“I can’t wait to get back to this.The 90s were the best. We didn’t have coronavirus, or cell phones, or computers. We had 5.0’s, blockbuster, Beavis and Butthead, Wayne’s World, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan … Mortal Kombat is still better than Fortnight … the last of the great decades.”
The event is allowed to proceed thanks to a legal loophole in Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s COVID-19 restrictions. The venue (Emerald Point Bar & Grill) is technically a restaurant – which can stay open – and has a large capacity outdoor general admission concert space.
2,500 tickets are on sale, which is about half of the venue’s potential capacity. Ticket prices range from $25 for general admission to $300 for VIP seating (which is actually sold out).