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Foo Fighters' LA Forum Concert Postponed After COVID-19 Case Within Band's Team

Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters
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Dave Grohl of Foo Fighters performs onstage during the Rock in Rio festival at the Olympic Park, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Sept. 28, 2019.

Foo Fighters, who have been ushering in a way to tour safely as the pandemic eased, announced late Wednesday (July 14) that they're postponing Saturday’s planned show at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., after there was a “confirmed COVID-19 case within the Foo Fighters organization,” according to the band’s Instagram.

“Out of an abundance of caution and concern for the safety of the band, crew and most of all the fans, Saturday’s show at the Los Angeles Forum is being postponed to a later date,” the band wrote.

They did not specify who had tested positive.

Foo Fighters returned to the road June 15 with a show at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, Calif., to a vaccinated audience of 600, before becoming the first band to play New York’s Madison Square Garden at full capacity on June 20. That show, attended by more than 15,000 people, was also only open to those who were fully vaccinated or had passed a recent COVID test.

The same rules applied for the Forum show with the addition, per Los Angeles County Health Department regulations, of patrons having to wear masks for indoor gatherings over 5,000.

A new Forum date will be announced shortly, according to the band, with tickets for the July 17 show honored at the new date.

A Foo Fighters representative did not immediately respond to a request for more information.

The news comes as COVID-19 rates are increasing in Los Angeles with Wednesday being the sixth straight day that cases have risen above 1,000.