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Angry Van Morrison in broadside at coronavirus gig restrictions

Van Morrison

An angry Sir Van Morrison has called on other singing stars to join him in a "fight to save live music" and overturn coronavirus restrictions on the size of audiences at gigs.

In a blistering statement on his official website, Sir Van urged artists including musicians, writers, promoters and producers to stand up against what he branded the 'pseudo-science' and speak up.

The Bloomfield-born blues legend is due to perform at socially distanced gigs in September at Newcastle on Tyne's Gosforth Park, at the Electric Ballroom in Camden and at the London Palladium.