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Pearl Jam Cancel European Concerts Due To Eddie Vedder's Vocal Cord Damage

Friday, 22 July 2022 Written by Laura Johnson

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Pearl Jam have cancelled two European shows to date.

The Seattle grunge legends were due to play Vienna on July 20 and Prague today (July 22), but the gigs were cancelled due to frontman Eddie Vedder's vocal cords being damaged. The band explained in a statement posted to social media on July 20:

"Due to the extreme circumstances at the last outdoor site outside of Paris (heat, dust, and smoke from the fires) our singer Ed Vedder’s throat was left damaged. He has seen doctors and had treatment but as of yet, his vocal cords have not recovered.

This is brutal news and horrible timing…for everyone involved.
Those who work so hard to put on the shows as well as those who give their precious time and energies to attend….

As a band, we are deeply sorry and have tried to find options to still play. And Ed wants to play. There’s just no throat available at this time…

So very, very deeply sorry.

Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

Thank you for understanding."

Cancelling the Prague date, the quintet released a new statement:

"Cancellation Notice for Prague

We were hopeful that Ed would make a recovery in time to perform tomorrow. He has seen a doctor in Prague and is continuing the treatments for his vocal cords, but unfortunately, there is still no voice available. The effects on his throat from the last outdoor show are still just too brutal.

We again send our sincere apologies to all of those who have worked intensely to put on the show. Even bigger apologies to those that were expecting to attend. We’ve always had memorable shows here and are with you in our extreme disappointment.

You can be guaranteed we are doing everything we can to help fix the situation. Again, so sorry.
Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase.

Thank you immensely for your understanding."

Pearl Jam are on the road in support of their latest album, 2020's 'Gigaton', and still have two concerts scheduled in Amsterdam on July 24 and 25. They also have a North American tour lined up for September. 

UPDATE July 24: The band were forced to cancel the first of their two Amsterdam shows as Vedder's voice has not sufficiently improved. It is currently unclear if the second will go ahead.

Pearl Jam Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sun July 24 2022 - AMSTERDAM Ziggo Dome (Netherlands)
Mon July 25 2022 - AMSTERDAM Ziggo Dome (Netherlands)

Thu September 01 2022 - QUEBEC CITY Quebec - Videotron Centre (Canada)
Sat September 03 2022 - OTTAWA Ontario - Canadian Tire Centre (Canada)
Tue September 06 2022 - HAMILTON Ontario - FirstOntario Centre (Canada)
Thu September 08 2022 - TORONTO Ontario - Scotiabank Arena (Canada)
Sun September 11 2022 - NEW YORK New York - Madison Square Garden (USA)
Wed September 14 2022 - CAMDEN New Jersey - Freedom Mortgage Pavilion (USA)
Fri September 16 2022 - NASHVILLE Tennessee - Bridgestone Arena (USA)
Sat September 17 2022 - LOUISVILLE - Highland Festival Grounds (USA)
Sun September 18 2022 - ST LOUIS - Enterprise Center (USA)
Tue September 20 2022 - OKLAHOMA CITY Oklahoma - Paycom Center (USA)
Thu September 22 2022 - DENVER Colorado - Ball Arena (USA)

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