Pearl Jam has been forced to cancel the last two shows of its spring US tour tonight (May 18) in Sacramento, California, and Friday in Las Vegas after bassist Jeff Ament tested positive. counted with COVID-19 this morning. Drummer Matt Cameron has missed the last three shows due to COVID, requiring Pearl Jam to enlist replacements like Josh Klinghoffer, Richard Stuverud and even original drummer Dave Krusen to fill his place.
This is Pearl Jam’s statement regarding the cancellation. Tour postponed in favor of the band’s 2020 album Gigaton.
While the band battled Oakland after drummer Matt Cameron tested positive for Covid, and Fresno, where Ed and the band got through it with the help of Dave Krusen as special guest drummer In particular, they must now announce the heartbreaking news that this morning bassist Jeff Ament has tested positive for Covid.
This has been horrible for everyone involved and we especially apologize to those who had planned to attend these performances.
Our attention to being inside the bubble hasn’t changed. We’ve really done all we can to stay infection-free.
Unfortunately, shows in Sacramento and Las Vegas are cancelled. Refunds will be automatically processed according to the ticket holder’s purchase method. We are very sory. Careful out there.
Pearl Jam plans to resume touring June 18 at the Pink Pop festival in the Netherlands.
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