Pearl Jam Postpones First Leg of Gigaton Tour Due to Coronavirus

2020-03-09

Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam – Story by Charles Ken

Pearl Jam has postponed the first leg of their upcoming North American tour because of concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus

Eddie Vedder and the guys of Pearl Jam are the latest to postpone tour dates due to concerns over the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Pearl Jam took to their official Facebook page Monday (March 9) to announced that the band was postponing the entire first leg of their U.S. tour due to the health threats over coronavirus.

“As residents of the city of Seattle, we’ve been hit hard and have witnessed firsthand how quickly these disastrous situations can escalate,” the band said in a statement.

The band added that they “have and will always keep the safety and well-being of our supporters as top priority” and see rescheduling the first leg of the Pearl Jam Gigaton tour dates as a necessary.

The tour was scheduled to kick off March 18th in Toronto and run though the end of April.

“We’ve worked hard with all our management and business associates to find other solutions or options but the levels of risk to our audience and their communities is simply too high for our comfort level,” the band added. “Add to that we also have a unique group of passionate fans who travel far and wide. We’ve always been humbled by this and respect their energies and devotion. However in this case, travel is something to avoid.”

They closed the message by stating, “We are so sorry… And deeply upset.. If anyone out there feels the same based on this news, we share that emotion with you.”

For more information on the rescheduled tour, visit the band’s official website.

Pearl Jam will release their 11th studio album, “Gigaton,” via Monkeywrench Records/ Republic Records on March 27.

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