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.
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)