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Maroon 5 to require proof of vaccination or negative test to get into concerts

A message that pops up on the Live Nation website requires users to agree to the guidelines before proceeding to purchase tickets.
Credit: AP Photo/Jeff Lewis
Maroon 5 performs on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, in Miami.

Fans of Maroon 5 will have to show that they're vaccinated or prove they're negative for COVID-19 to see them on tour.

The band tweeted Wednesday they've instituted additional protocols for fans at their concerts starting Aug. 16. Those new rules include proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the show or proof of full vaccination.

A message that pops up on the Live Nation website requires users to agree to the guidelines before proceeding to purchase tickets.

Concertgoers must be at least 14 days past their final vaccination to be considered fully vaccinated. Children under 12 or other fans with a "valid medical note preventing vaccination," will be required to take a test for the virus and show proof of the negative result to security at the show. 

"Thank you all for understanding this precaution. We want our fans to stay safe and healthy and we really want to bring the show to all cities as planned!" the group tweeted.

The band has two shows in Ohio: Aug. 26 at Blossom Music Center in Cleveland and Aug. 28 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati.