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South Dakota Gov. Noem Found Perfect Poster Boy for Superspreader Concert in Chase Rice

South Dakota Gov. Noem Found Perfect Poster Boy for Superspreader Concert in Chase Rice

A concert that was canceled for its potential to massively spread COVID-19 in the hot zone of South Dakota has been brought back from the dead with a new featured artist—one who’s already been slammed for playing to packed pandemic crowds.

Country singer Chase Rice will perform at Saturday’s event, after the original headliner, Chris Young, dropped out following a Daily Beast report on the potential danger of such a big indoor gathering.

At the time, The Daily Beast reported that Sanford Health, a nonprofit hospital system, was sponsoring the event in conjunction with Gov. Kristi Noem, who also took heat for endorsing a Sturgis motorcycle rally in South Dakota, which nearly half a million people attended.

“We are very excited to be welcoming Chase Rice, Neil Thrasher, and Kelley Lovelace to our event,” Mary Lehecka Nelson, deputy commissioner of the Governor’s Office of Economic Development, told Dakota News Now. Lehecka Nelson said tickets for the concert—at the Denny Sanford Premier Center on Oct. 24—will not be sold to the general public but might be available through giveaways. Lehecka Nelson did not immediately respond to requests for comment from The Daily Beast on Monday, nor did representatives for Rice.

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