But Texas, as well as several other states, has seen a strong resurgence of coronavirus cases. Following reports that he was set to appear at Emerald Point Bar & Grill in Austin, TX this weekend amid coronavirus concerns, the venue's owner, Barrett Brannam, has confirmed that Ice has pulled out of tomorrow's show due to social media backlash.
In the video, however, the Dallas-born performer said that the show had been booked well in advance and that he'd been hoping the numbers would be better by now.
When Vanilla Ice announced he was throwing a show in Austin on Fourth of July weekend that could theoretically attract 2500 people, as the city just had its second consecutive single-day record for COVID-19 cases, a lot of people who were not Rob Van Winkle thought it was a bad idea.
Earlier, Vanilla Ice had tweeted: "I take the coronavirus serious".
For Vanilla Ice, however, he managed to find a loophole for his Fourth of July concert.
"Hey guys, I wanted to give you a little update about the concert in Austin". So basically we just want to stay safe.
"So, anyway, happy 4th of July and hopefully by New Year's this corona crap will have a cure". Texas Gov. Greg Abbott had ordered all bars in the state to reclose last week, but Emerald Point is classified as a restaurant, which meant it could operate at 50% capacity. "I'm the most hated person on the planet right now over a Vanilla Ice show". Despite the concert taking place on July 3, it has been dubbed the Independence Day Throwback Beach Party, and its promoter told the Chronicle that its capacity will be 2,500 people, though the capacity of the venue is actually 5,000. "The last of the great decades #IMissThenineties".
Only 84 tickets have been sold as of Wednesday night, according to the Texas Tribune, which added that the concert drew outrage over public health warnings involving the potential further spread of the Chinese virus. We had 5.0's, blockbuster, Beavis and Butthead, Wayne's World, Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan.
On Thursday he posted a video of a group of musicians busking.