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Great White Frontman Mitch Malloy Says Lack Of Masks And Social Distancing At Band’s Recent Dickinson, ND Show Was “Fake News”


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Current Great White frontman Mitch Malloy has decried the media reports of the lack of social distancing and masks found at the band’s July 09th. 2020 show in Dickinson, ND. The group made headlines with the performance after live footage posted of it showed very few in attendance practicing any measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

While the band initially issued an apology, a social media post (see below) made by Malloy yesterday, July 27th, found him revealing that the apology didn’t have his support:

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“Front row Great White show @first_on_first in my home town of Dickinson ND. Fake news said no masks no social distancing. I keep saying otherwise and this pic proves my point. I never apologized. And never will. It was an awesome gig at my good buddies festival for my hometown crowd.”

Amplifying the controversy was Great White‘s own tragic history. A 2003 concert by the Jack Russell fronted variant of the band were found to have used pyrotechnics which accidentally ignited the ceiling of the venue. The resulting blaze killed one hundred people and badly injure over a hundred others. Among those who perished in the fire was the band’s own Ty Longley.

Footage from that performance can be seen below as well:

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