To comfortably maintain the CDC-recommended social distance, Steel Panther will perform live on the drive-in stage and also broadcast its set on the drive-in movie screens. Audio will be available via the venue's outdoor PA systems and in people's cars via FM transmitters.
"Bring your hot rod and hot dates to the concert event of the weekend," the band announced Wednesday via a press release. "This ain't your momma's NASAR. This is Steel Panther live and out of our cage in Los Angeles. You're welcome, Pennsylvania. Unfortunately, the local government has informed us that it is totally ILLEGAL to attend this concert naked. They blamed Covid; so please STILL wear a mask when you're around strangers!"
The band has another live-stream benefit concert, the 'Rockdown in the Lockdown' coming up Sunday, August 16.
Guitarist Satchel told Q104.3's QN'A this past spring that despite the band's antics, it is taking the pandemic seriously. He revealed that the band's entire touring party got sick with what they now believe to be COVID-19 when they were on tour in Europe this past winter.
"We all had different reactions to it," Satchel said. "Our tour manager got really knocked on his ass by it. But the rest of us, it felt kind of like a cold. So it can affect everybody differently. It wasn't until months later — recently, that we came to that conclusion."
Satchel says many in the Steel Panther circle, including lead singer Michael Starr, later tested positive for COVID-19 antibodies, meaning they had been infected by the SARS-CoV-2 (novel coronavirus) at some point recently.
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