On Thursday night, the “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” group performed at an outdoor concert in Dickinson, North Dakota.
However, despite the state recommending that masks are worn at all times, footage shared from the gig on social media showed that this was not the case, with the crowd appearing to be maskless and not practising social distancing measures.
After facing criticism, the band issued a statement on Saturday evening admitting that they were “far from perfect” but stating that they had not been in a position to enforce the wearing of masks at the gig.
“We understand that there are some people who are upset that we performed this show, during this trying time,” the five-piece said.
Last month, country singer Chase Rice also came under fire for headlining a concert with no social distancing measures amid a new coronavirus spike.