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"So that life goes on": Doctors, Tote Hosen and Co. start vaccination campaign

Corona is still largely paralyzing concert operations. Musicians and bands want to go back to the fans – and vice versa. A joint initiative aims to bring Metall bis Schlager back to the stage faster.

Berlin (dpa) – Numerous musicians, bands and festivals have called their fans millions of times to vaccinate against the corona virus with a joint campaign. This is intended to promote the stagnating vaccination rates. “So that life goes on,” says the Berlin band Die Ärzte.

Those involved include Roland Kaiser, Sarah Connor, Howard Carpendale, Max Herre, Jan Delay, Trettmann and Peter Maffay. There are also bands like Einstürzende Neubauten, Element of Crime, BAP, Die Toten Hosen, Beatsteaks, Tocotronic, Silbermond and Deichkind. Large German festivals also take part. The organizers spoke on Wednesday of a distribution list with millions of fans, users and interested parties.

Like almost all musicians, “we ask ourselves how life and music will go on, and when and how we can finally perform live again like before the pandemic,” write Die Ärzte. “A return to normal would be fantastic.” That only works through vaccinations. “This is one of the reasons why we as a band decided to get vaccinated – a short stab in the upper arm to massively reduce the likelihood of” long covid “or the painful death by suffocation.” As a bonus, according to current knowledge, vaccinated people are also significantly less contagious, writes the band.

Musicians and bands reached out to followers and fans via their respective social media channels under the hashtag # vaccine-protected. “We feel like anti-social group sweating with you,” wrote the Donots. «We would like to see festivals and concerts back. We want you back ”, it was said at the Rock am Ring festival. Jan Delay demanded: «If you want to visit concerts, clubs and events like you used to: LET IT! YOU! VACCINATE! YOU’RE WELCOME! THANKS!” BAP boss Wolfgang Niedecken addressed the fans under the Cologne headline “Ens em trust” with the request “to advertise among your friends, at your place of work, … wherever, to contribute to herd immunity”.

Howard Carpendale affirmed that for him “vaccination is the only and definitive solution to the pandemic”. It is important «to launch this appeal together with my more than 250 colleagues from the music industry, so that everyone should understand that it is 5 to 12. We need you. “

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