Joan Jett "Not Comfortable" with Playing Stadium Shows Yet

BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 06: Joan Jett attends the Bvlgari B.zero1 Rock collection event at Duggal Greenhouse on February 06, 2020 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Steven Ferdman/Getty Images)
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With concerts and festivals being postponed and cancelled left and right in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, there's still one very conspicuous that has yet to be postponed: the massive stadium tour featuring Motley Crue, Def Leppard, Poison, and Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

"I would not feel comfortable doing that, I just wouldn't," Jett said during a recent interview with SiriusXM. "I wouldn't feel comfortable putting the band or my crew in that position. I don't really have that right to mess with their lives like that."

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"I'm not saying it's an easy decision," the rocker added. "I know people are struggling all over the country with what to do and how to do it. Of course, I wanna play. As soon as we can do it, let's figure out a way to do it. I've heard there's some ideas with drive-ins, like a drive-in movie, where you can still see live music and you're in your car. That's a step, and that's a step I'd enjoy taking. But it's still not people together. And that's gonna take a while."

Jett's statements followed a recent statement from all of the acts on the Stadium Tour stating that  they were in the process of "weighing all options" before making an ultimate decision on the fate--and dates--of the tour.

Watch the Joan Jett interview below.

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