Joe Rogan's Vancouver Show Cancelled Due to Vaccine Mandate
"I don't even think I can get into the country. I'm not vaccinated. I'm not gonna get vaccinated."
Published Dec 29, 2021Divisive talkshow bro Joe Rogan was supposed to have a big 4/20 performance at Vancouver's Rogers Arena, but now he's said that it will most likely be cancelled.
The show hasn't been formally called off, but Rogan said on the Christmas Eve episode of his podcast The Joe Rogan Experience that BC's vaccine mandates would likely prevent him from performing.
UPDATE (12/29, 3:10 p.m. ET): The show has officially been cancelled. Refunds will be given automatically at point of purchase.
"I should probably say this because I haven't yet," he told guest Tim Dillon. "My 4/20 show that's sold-out in Vancouver, I don't think that that's happening. I don't even think I can get into the country. I'm not vaccinated. I'm not gonna get vaccinated. I have antibodies. It doesn't make any sense. I don't think I can go, and even if I do go, I don't trust that Vancouver is not going to follow suit along with what Toronto did, where they cut capacity to 50 percent."
It's not a particularly insightful prediction, given that Vancouver (or rather, the province of British Columbia) already did cut venue capacities — about a week before Rogan's statement.
BC's vaccine mandates would have meant that, even if Rogan were allowed to perform, he would be the only unvaccinated person in the room.
Numerous Canadian concerts have been cancelled in recent weeks, as gathering restrictions have been introduced in most provinces due to the spread of the Omicron variant.