NEW YORK, NY – APRIL 07: 2017 Inductee Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam performs onstage on the 32nd Annual Rock & Roll Corridor Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Barclays Middle on April 7, 2017 in New York Metropolis. The occasion will broadcast on HBO Saturday, April 29, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET/PT (Picture by Mike Coppola/Getty Photos)
Earlier tonight (March 9), Pearl Jam introduced to followers that they’re suspending their upcoming tour, as a result of coronavirus.
In a Fb put up, they stated:
“As residents of the town of Seattle, we’ve been hit exhausting and have witnessed firsthand how rapidly these disastrous conditions can escalate. Our children’ faculties have closed together with universities and companies. It’s been brutal and it’s gonna worsen earlier than it will get higher.
So we’re being instructed that being a part of massive gatherings is excessive on the record of issues to keep away from as this international well being disaster is now starting to have an effect on all of our lives.
Sadly, communing in massive teams is a large a part of what we do as a band and the tour we’ve been busy planning for months is now in jeopardy…
We’ve and can all the time preserve the protection and well-being of our supporters as prime precedence.
So it’s with deep frustration and remorse that we’re pressured to make this most unlucky of bulletins…
This scheduled first leg of our PJ/Gigaton tour will must be postponed and reveals rescheduled for a later date.
We’ve labored exhausting with all our administration and enterprise associates to search out different options or choices however the ranges of threat to our viewers and their communities is just too excessive for our consolation degree. Add to that we even have a novel group of passionate followers who journey far and broad. We’ve all the time been humbled by this and respect their energies and devotion. Nevertheless on this case, journey is one thing to keep away from.
It actually hasn’t helped that there’s been no clear messages from our authorities relating to folks’s security and our skill to go to work. Having no examples of our nationwide well being division’s skill to get forward of this, we have now no purpose to consider that it is going to be below management within the coming weeks forward.
Once more, right here in Seattle what we’re witnessing we might not want for anybody. What we do want for the remainder of the nation is that they’ll keep away from the tough adverse results of this and retain their sense of group and care for each other. Simply as we look ahead to our subsequent live shows and the power to collect collectively and play loud songs as energized as ever
We’re so sorry
And deeply upset.
If anybody on the market feels the identical based mostly on this information, we share that emotion with you.
– Ed & Pearl Jam”
Clearly, no new dates have been set but. Their subsequent album, Gigaton, remains to be due out on March 28.