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Coronavirus concerns freeze Vanilla Ice show in Austin, Texas

Planned Vanilla Ice show in Texas brings coronavirus heat
Posted at 1:24 PM, Jul 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-02 14:24:51-04

AUSTIN, Texas – Vanilla Ice has indefinitely postponed a Texas concert that was drawing fierce criticism because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The 1990s rapper with the hit single “Ice Ice Baby” was scheduled to play a lakeside concert just outside Austin on Friday.

Texas and its capital city have been hot spots in a summer resurgence of the coronavirus.

On Thursday, the artist tweeted that the increasing number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Austin compelled him to postpone.

No new date has been set for the rapper’s show.

The owner of the restaurant that was set to host the show, Barrett Brannam, says he had only sold 84 tickets to the concert. According to Eventbrite, the restaurant planned to check everyone's temperature at the door and everyone would have been required to wear a mask.