Pearl Jam was forced to cancel the final two shows of its spring tour after bassist Jeff Ament tested positive for Covid. The band announced via social media that they are issuing refunds for the concerts originally set for May 18th at Sacramento, California’s Golden 1 Center and May 20th at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Drummer Matt Cameron missed his first shows with the band in 24 years starting this past May 12th after testing positive for Covid.
The band’s message to fans reads:
Important Cancelation Notice for Sacramento and Las Vegas
Dear PJ fans and ticket holders,
While the band battled through 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, they now have to present the heartbreaking news that this morning bassist Jeff Ament has tested positive for Covid.
This is horrible for everybody involved and we are especially sorry to those out there who have made plans to attend these shows.
Our attention to staying inside the bubble has been constant. We have truly done all that we could have to remain clear of infection.
Regretfully, the Sacramento and Las Vegas shows are canceled. Ticket refunds will be automatically processed to ticket holders’ method of purchase. We are so very sorry. Be safe out there.
- Pearl Jam North American tour dates (subject to change):
September 1 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
September 3 – Ottawa, ON – Canadian Tire Centre
September 6 – Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
September 8 – Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
September 11 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
September 14 – Camden, NJ – Waterfront Music Pavilion
September 16 – Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
September 17 – Louisville, KY – Bourbon & Beyond Festival at Kentucky Expo Center
September 18 – St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
September 20 – Oklahoma City, OK – Paycom Center
September 22 – Denver, CO – Ball Arena
October 1 – Dana Point, CA – Ohana Festival at Doheny State Beach (Eddie Vedder solo)
CHECK IT OUT: Pearl Jam — with Josh Klinghoffer on drums — on May 13th, 2022 performing “Rearviewmirror” live in Oakland: