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Pearl Jam cancel tour dates due to illness

Pearl Jam has cancelled more European tour dates due to continuing illness within the band.

The American rock band had already cancelled last weekend’s show at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the day before it was due to take place.

They have now also cancelled two dates at Waldbühne (cap. 22,290) in Berlin on 2 and 3 July.

“Despite everyone’s best efforts, the band has yet to make a full recovery,” the band said in a statement shared on social media.

“The impacts of this decision are not lost on us,” they said. “We feel deeply that so many people spend their time, money and emotional energy to get tickets and then to come see the band, and it is heart-wrenching to have to disappoint you.

“We also appreciate the many people whose hard work goes into making these shows happen. Please trust we never take these decisions lightly and try to do everything possible to show up for you all.

“The impacts of this decision are not lost on us”

“We wish a reschedule had been possible for this tour leg and hope to come back soon. Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. Thank you for your continued understanding and support. It means the world.”

The band’s next live show is currently scheduled for 6 July in Barcelona. After their remaining dates in Germany and Spain, Pearl Jam then take a short break before launching the US leg of their tour on 26 August.

The American rock band is not alone in being forced to cancel shows of late. Neil Young & Crazy Horse have also cancelled seven Canadian shows and eight US dates, including their set at Eddie Vedder’s Ohana Fest. The same illness has caused prior cancellations of shows in Chicago, Austin, and Dallas in May.

“The Love Earth Tour has been a great experience for us so far,” reads a new statement on Young’s website. “When a couple of us got sick after Detroit’s Pine Knob, we had to stop. We are still not fully recovered, so sadly our great tour will have a big unplanned break… We know many of you made travel plans and we apologize for the inconvenience. Thanks for your understanding and patience.”


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