Spoon cancels concert over Iowa's vaccine passport ban

Britt Daniel, Alex Fischel
Posted at 4:18 PM, Aug 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-08-21 17:20:43-04

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A rock band has canceled an Iowa concert because of the state's so-called vaccine passport ban.

The Des Moines Register reports the band Spoon nixed its Sept. 9 show.

The band posted on Instagram that it wanted Des Moines' Hoyt Sherman Place to require concertgoers to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID-19 test.

But a new Iowa law bans businesses from requiring proof of vaccination.

Spoon instead will play a show at Omaha, Nebraska’s Slowdown music hall on Sept. 9.

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