Fri. Jul 19th, 2024

Pearl Jam Cancel Two More European Shows Due to Illness

Pearl Jam has been forced to cancel two additional shows on their European tour as unspecified band members continue to recover from illness.

The group was slated to perform at Waldbühne in Berlin on July 2 and 3, but these dates have now been scrapped.

The announcement comes just a day after the band had to call off their June 29 show at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for the same reason. The next opportunity for Pearl Jam to return to the stage will be on July 6 in Barcelona.

In a statement shared on their social media channels, the band expressed their disappointment and the difficulty of the decision.

“Despite everyone’s best efforts, the band has yet to make a full recovery,” Pearl Jam’s social media channels read.

“The impacts of this decision are not lost on us. We feel deeply that so many people spend their time, money and emotional energy to get tickets and then to come see the band, and it is heart-wrenching to have to disappoint you. We also appreciate the many people whose hard work goes into making these shows happen.”

“Please trust we never take these decisions lightly and try to do everything possible to show up for you all,” it continued.

“We wish a reschedule had been possible for this tour leg and hope to come back soon. Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. Thank you for your continued understanding and support. It means the world.”

Although the specific members affected have not been disclosed, frontman Eddie Vedder struggled with vocal issues during the band’s previous show in Manchester on June 25, just the second date of the tour leg.

Tickets for the canceled Berlin shows will be refunded at the point of purchase.

Addressing the audience, Vedder alluded to catching an illness after high-fiving fans at their Dublin show a few days prior.

Pearl Jam is currently on tour supporting their latest album, Dark Matter. Earlier this week, Vedder surprise-released a solo cover of the English Beat’s “Save It for Later” as part of the new season of the FX show The Bear.

On June 30, the band also marked the 24th anniversary of the tragic crowd surge that claimed the lives of nine fans during their performance at Denmark’s Roskilde Festival in 2000.

“We honor and remember the young men who tragically lost their lives on June 30, 2000 and hold their friends and families in our hearts,” they wrote on social media.

The band is set to launch a U.S. summer tour in August.

By Michael

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