Alejandro Aranda Pulled Out of Festival Due to “Covid Concerns”

Alejandro Aranda Scarypoolparty Friends Press Shot
photo credit: Caleb Lollar

Here’s another COVID-19 related cancelation. Alejandro Aranda aka Scarypoolparty ended up not playing a scheduled gig at Summer Camp Festival in Chillicothe Illinois.

To be clear, Summer Fest was not canceled. It was the American Idol 2019 alum who pulled out of his Sunday appearance. “Unfortunately I will not be able to perform tomorrow at Summer Camp due to Covid concerns,” Alejandro wrote on Twitter, responding to a note from the Summer Camp Festival. “Stay safe and hope to see you guys soon!”

Alejandro does not elaborate on why he didn’t perform at Summer Camp Fest. Did he, or somebody in his camp, test positive for Covid ahead of the concert? If so, hopefully all concerned remain healthy! Or, did Alejandro pull out of a situation he considered unsafe. Or did he balk at strict Covid rules? 

Lee DeWyze played Summer Camp on Saturday

For the record, American Idol 9 winner Lee DeWyze, scheduled for the same festival,  played his set on Saturday. 

There are artists pulling out of concerts venues that require artists to prove they are vaxxed, believing that rules infringe on their so-called “freedoms.” Yet, there are also artists, like Americana singer, Jason Isbell, who is requiring fans attending his concerts to be vaxxed

Venues are beginning to impose their own rules. For instance, As of Oct. 4, Live Nation-owned venues will require either vaccination proof or a recent negative test for entry. And by Oct. 1, AEG will require that patrons, event staff and musicians must all be vaxxed beginning on Oct. 1. 

Earlier this week, Florida Georgia Line canceled their arena concert over COVID concerns. American Idol alum. The tour featured American Idol alum Lauren Alaina as an opening act. As COVID-19 cases continue to climb across the US, expect more cancellations in the weeks to come. 

In the meantime, Alejandro will release a double album The Act of Forgiveness on August 27. His next scheduled concert is the Bonnaroo Music Festival on September 2.


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