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Pearl Jam can’t catch a break, cancels the rest of their US tour

Pearl Jam’s Gigaton tour keeps running into issues. First, the whole thing was canceled in March 2020 in the first weeks of the COVID pandemic. When it finally did get back on track earlier this year, things were fine until last week when drummer Matt Cameron tested positive.

That was briefly handled in a couple of clever ways, including inviting back Dave Krusen, Pearl Jam’s original drummer from the Ten album.

Now, though the other half of the rhythm section is down and out. Jeff Ament has also tested positive. And with 40% of the lineup infected with COVID, the band had no chance but to cancel the rest of their current American tour. It was just two shows, but still…

It’s hoped that everyone will be well enough to start the European leg of the tour in Amsterdam on June 13. The Canadian dates in September should be fine. More American dates are also scheduled for the fall.

(VIa The NME)

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5 thoughts on “Pearl Jam can’t catch a break, cancels the rest of their US tour

  • The rest of the US tour is most definitely not cancelled. There are more dates after the 5/20 Vegas show. Get your facts straight.

  • US dates in the Fall have not been cancelled. Try doing a bit more research before publishing, eh?

    • Dude. Check the schedule. They were on an AMERICA-ONLY tour this spring, hence AMERICAN TOUR. They’re off to Europe and then back this way to play shows across NORTH AMERICA, hence a NORTH AMERICAN TOUR.

      • Oh, and read the article to the end. That would have explained everything. But noooooooo….

  • Two players out is 32 percent of the band!


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