Dave Grohl told Q104.3 that he believes music fans are dying to see any performer live.
“In the last year and a half, I’ve noticed that people are craving live music more than they ever have,” he said. “And so it doesn’t matter if it’s New Kids On The Block, they’re gonna run to a concert to see it when things open up. Because it’s what human beings do; I think that human beings need to feel that tangible, communal experience because it makes you feel not alone. When you see a human being on stage and you’re a human being in the front row, it’s reassuring because you realize, like, ‘Oh, this is a big part of why we’re alive.'”
Live Nation CEO Michael Rapino just told investors, “Around the world, people are showing the need to get out and socialize once again which reinforces our expectation that a return to concerts will be the logical progression as vaccines are readily available to everyone who wants to get one. This is generally already the case in the U.S. where we are confidently planning our reopenings, particularly for outdoor shows, and we expect many of our other major markets will follow this summer.”