Former AEW Champion Chris Jericho has come under fire this week after his band held concerts over the past few days despite the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Le champion / DemoGod has addressed the criticism that Fozzy have recently performed to crowds.

The tour was originally planned to take place during the months of April and May but they obviously had to be cancelled. The band has four shows scheduled for this month and the rest will be held in October and November.

Jericho addressed the situation on his latest livestream. He explained that this week’s shows took place in South Dakota, North Dakota and Iowa. He justified the concerts taking place by saying that the states have low COVID-19 cases.

Here is what he had to say in full:

“We actually did four shows this week, and the reason for that is we had our ‘Save the World Tour,’ which was originally scheduled for April and May, but it got postponed to July and August, then got postponed to October and November,” Jericho said. “Four shows remained in August, and I was like ‘How?’ The shows are in South Dakota, and North Dakota, and we have one in Fort Madison, Iowa, which is right near the border of South Dakota. … The reason why the shows have happened is because these states of North Dakota and South Dakota have low COVID cases, less than 1,000 in both states, I think Florida had 9,000 today alone.”

Jericho also added that in order to keep everyone safe, the crowd in attendance had all been temperate checked and wore masks:

“The venues are either outside, or they are half capacity. We are sold out tonight in Minot with I think 50% capacity, last night we were sold out in Sioux Falls, SD with 35% capacity. We hand out masks at the door, the temperature checks. We stay on the bus all day, the Fozzy crew and camp have been tested.”