UPDATE: Dave Chappelle was ready for a big weekend of shows in Austin, Texas at the Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater. But after testing positive for Covid-19, the shows were canceled.
“Dave Chappelle is quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19. His remaining shows at the Stubbs Waller Creek Amphitheater in Austin, TX have been canceled and ticket holders are to contact their outlet for a refund, ”a representative for the comedian said in a statement. “Chappelle has been safely running social distancing shows in Ohio since June 2020 and he’s moved those shows to Austin over the winter. Chappelle implemented the COVID-19 protocols which included rapid testing for the public and daily testing for himself and his team. His diligent testing allowed him to respond immediately by quarantining, thus mitigating the spread of the virus. Chappelle is asymptomatic.
Live Nation was the producer of the shows, which carried an entry of $ 1,600 per table (plus taxes and fees not specified) for a table of six, or $ 1,400 for four.
Chappelle was to team up with Joe Rogan for two nights. The other three dates were billed as “Dave Chappelle and Friends”, but no details were given on who would attend.
According to TMZ, who first reported Chappelle’s positive test, he performed the first of five shows in Austin on Wednesday night in the grandstand, with the rest scheduled for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.