The spread of the Coronavirus (Covid-19) across the nation and other parts of the world as well, have found mass gatherings of humanity at conventions and festivals being cancelled as we found being the case with the Emerald City Comic Con (seen HERE) and SXSW )seen HERE) and now it looks like Pearl Jam have cancelled the first leg of their soon to begin “Gigaton” Tour. Read on for the bands statement.
As residents of the city of Seattle, we’ve been hit hard and have witnessed firsthand how quickly these disastrous situations can escalate. Our kids’ schools have closed along with universities and businesses. It’s been brutal and it’s gonna get worse before it gets better.
So we are being told that being part of large gatherings is high on the list of things to avoid as this global health crisis is now beginning to affect all of our lives.
Unfortunately, communing in large groups is a huge part of what we do as a band and the tour we’ve been busy planning for months is now in jeopardy…
We have and will always keep the safety and well-being of our supporters as top priority.
So it is with deep frustration and regret that we are forced to make this most unfortunate of announcements…
This scheduled first leg of our PJ/Gigaton tour will need to be postponed and shows rescheduled for a later date.
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. 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.
It certainly hasn’t helped that there’s been no clear messages from our government regarding people’s safety and our ability to go to work. Having no examples of our national health department’s ability to get ahead of this, we have no reason to believe that it will be under control in the coming weeks ahead.
Again, here in Seattle what we are witnessing we would not wish for anyone. What we do wish for the rest of the country is that they can avoid the harsh negative effects of this and retain their sense of community and take care of one another. Just as we look forward to our next concerts and the ability to gather together and play loud songs as energized as ever.
We are so sorry…
And deeply upset..
If anyone out there feels the same based on this news, we share that emotion with you.
– Ed & Pearl Jam
Ticketing: We understand it is important to know how ticketing will work. Ticketmaster will be in touch shortly, but current tickets will be honored for the new dates.
Postponed Tour Dates:
Mar. 18: Toronto, Canada @ Scotiabank Arena
Mar. 20: Ottawa, Canada @ Canadian Tire Centre
Mar. 22: Quebec City, Canada @ Videotron Centre
Mar. 24: Hamilton, Canada @ FirstOntario Centre
Mar. 28: Baltimore, MD, USA @ Royal Farms Arena
Mar. 30: New York, NY, USA @ Madison Square Garden
Apr. 02: Nashville, TN, USA @ Bridgestone Arena
Apr. 04: St. Louis, MO, USA @ Enterprise Center
Apr. 06: Oklahoma City, OK, USA @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
Apr. 09: Denver, CO, USA @ Pepsi Center
Apr. 11: Phoenix, AZ, USA @ Gila River Arena
Apr. 13: San Diego, CA, USA @ Viejas Arena
Apr. 15: Los Angeles, CA, USA @ The Forum
Apr. 16: Los Angeles, CA, USA @ The Forum
Apr. 18: Oakland, CA, USA @ Oakland Arena
Apr. 19: Oakland, CA, USA @ Oakland Arena
Pearl Jam Is: Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and Eddie Vedder
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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sigh. Let’s hope that all of this comes to a close sooner than later. As you can see there is no mention of the band cancelling the exclusive performance for SiriusXM Listeners that was set for the Apollo Theater on March 26th in this notice. We discussed that special event HERE in case you missed it and should we learn about this cancellation I will be sure to post it for your knowledge. I will also make sure to list any of the rescheduled dates once they are revealed. Be careful my friends and mind your surroundings to stay healthy.
Official Website: http://www.pearljam.com