The first socially distanced live music event due to take place at The O2 arena with South East London band Squeeze, will now take place on 22 May 2021.
The gig, which will see the venue’s capacity reduced from 20,000 to 4,700, will be the first live music event with fans since the venue closed in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A number of safety measures and extensive planning will be in place to welcome fans back to the arena safely.
Squeeze Lead Singer, Glenn Tilbrook said: “I am so thrilled to be playing The O2 with Squeeze and to be able to chalk up another first for us on this hallowed ground, previously the site of a gasworks, whose social club featured a double bill of Chris Difford and myself with Bucks Fizz’s Cheryl Baker. That was a long time ago. We are putting a lot of time and energy into this show to make it one not to forget. See you there! Love, Glenn.”
In line with the government measures, The O2 is temporarily closed.