Pearl Jam cancel more tour dates due to illness

Pearl Jam cancel more tour dates due to illness
  • PublishedJuly 6, 2024

Pearl Jam say that “despite everyone’s best efforts” the band “has yet to make a full recovery”, adding they don’t take “these decisions lightly” after calling off the gigs in Berlin, just days after cancelling a date at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Pearl Jam have cancelled two more tour dates due to illness, after pulling out of a London gig last week.

The rock group had been due to play in Berlin on Tuesday and Wednesday but called it off because “the band has yet failed to make a full recovery”.

The type of illness, or which band members have been affected, has not been revealed.

They said tickets would be refunded at point of purchase, adding that while they wished “a reschedule had been possible for this tour leg” they “hope to come back to Berlin soon”.

On Friday, they cancelled their Tottenham Hotspur Stadium show scheduled for Saturday night due to illness in the band, saying they had “no other option”.

The band said in a statement shared on Instagram: “We are sorry to share that the Pearl Jam concerts scheduled for Tuesday, July 2nd and Wednesday, July 3rd in Berlin are cancelled.

“Despite everyone’s best efforts, the band has yet to make a full recovery.”

They went on: “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.”

The statement concluded: “Thank you for continued understanding and support, it means the world.”

32nd Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony - Show – New York City, U.S., 07/04/2017 – Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs.
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The band, which formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990, is fronted by Eddie Vedder, along with lead guitarist Mike McCready, drummer Matt Cameron, bass guitarist Jeff Ament and rhythm guitarist Stone Gossard.

They are currently touring the world to promote their latest album, Dark Matter.

Support acts include former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft and Irish indie rockers The Murder Capital.

Their next live show is currently scheduled for 6 July in Barcelona.

The band are set to launch the US leg of their tour on 26 August.


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