Due to the extension of the emergency declaration, the Live house closure will be extended … Can they resume business from June 1?
It was announced that the effects of the new coronavirus wouldn't end in Japan, and that the emergency declaration that was originally planned until May 6 will be extended to May 31 due to the current situation. Along with that, many live houses scheduled to be closed until May 6 are expected to be extended. With the extension of the emergency declaration, it becomes a concern that the emergency declaration will end on May 31st. However, in the words of Prime Minister Abe's interview the other day, it was said that it would be possible to hold concerts and events on a gradually smaller scale in the near future. Even if we can't hold an event where people like big festivals get together in the near future, we might be able to open a live house with a capacity of less than 300 people from June onwards. Hopefully, the new coronavirus will fully end during the summer festivals held by SUMMER SONIC and Fuji Rock. ▼ Live house support projects and crowdfunding, now is the time to join hands! There is no doubt that due to the extended suspension of business period, live houses will be even more difficult. Even on the day when business can be resumed, they will be burdened with all sorts of measures such as "3 dense", and they will bear an unprecedented burden. In that sense, it's hard to imagine that the days when we can play in a live house will return soon, just like before. But everyone wants a live house again. In order not to create a live house that will be closed any more, I think that it is the greatest support we can do now by actively participating in existing live house support projects and crowdfunding. Believe it's a little more patience, let's continue to protect the place called the live house. -- Evening Music Records Inc.