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Country singer Chase Rice hosts a concert for 4,000 fans in Tennessee

Country singer Chase Rice hosts a concert for 4,000 fans in Tennessee with NO social distancing or face masks despite coronavirus fears

  • Chase Rice held his first concert in four months in Petros, Tennessee, Saturday  
  • Video from the country singer’s Instagram story shows about 4,000 screaming fans packed tightly inside the venue while not wearing face coverings 
  • The Tennessee location was the first stop on Rice’s tour; Tennessee is one of several states that have seen uptick in coronavirus cases in the past few weeks

Country singer Chase Rice hosted a concert on Saturday night for thousands of fans who were seen defying social distancing measures while not wearing face coverings. 

Rice returned to the stage for a performance in Petros, Tennessee, at the Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary, a former prison-turned-event center. 

Video from the concert that was shared on Rice’s Instagram story shows screaming fans packed tightly in the venue. 

Country singer Chase Rice (pictured) hosted a concert on Saturday night for thousands of fans who were seen defying social distancing measures while not wearing face coverings

Hardly any of the fans appeared to be wearing masks as they sang along with Rice

Hardly any of the fans appeared to be wearing masks as they sang along with Rice

Hardly any of the fans appeared to be wearing masks as they sang along with Rice. 

Rice also shared video of his band rehearsing on stage just before the concert.  

According to TMZ, the venue has a capacity of 10,000, but on Saturday about 4,000 people were allowed into the building. 

The Tennessee location was the first stop on Rice’s tour. 

It’s unclear why this particular venue was selected for the singer’s concert since other venues listed on Rice’s tour are drive-in type facilities. 

However, the venue explicitly says on its website: ‘We will be observing social distancing.’ 

The Tennessee location was the first stop on Rice's tour. It's unclear why this particular venue was selected for the singer's concert since other venues listed on Rice's tour are drive-in type facilities

The Tennessee location was the first stop on Rice’s tour. It’s unclear why this particular venue was selected for the singer’s concert since other venues listed on Rice’s tour are drive-in type facilities

Saturday night’s concert marked the first time Rice performed in four months. He released his new album, The Album Part 1, in January. 

Tennessee is one of several states that have seen an uptick in coronavirus cases in the past few weeks. 

The state reported its highest-ever count of new infections on Friday with 1,410. 

Nearly 600 people have died from the virus in the state, including 10 reported on Friday. 

More than 13,100 people have been infected with the virus in Tennessee. The state’s governor, Bill Lee, said last week that his administration was closely monitoring the spread of the virus.

On Friday, the US recorded more than 45,000 new cases of COVID-19, the largest single-day increase of the pandemic, according to a Reuters tally.

Texas, Florida and other southern states are having to reverse their reopening process as the cases continue to climb. 

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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