Pearl Jam forced to cancel London tour date after Eddie Vedder loses voice and forced into vocal rest
In a turn of events that is sure to disappoint thousands, Pearl Jam have cancelled a show in London at the O2 Arena tonight (June 19).
The reasoning for this is singer Eddie Vedder having lost his voice and his doctor ordering him into vocal rest.
The band released a statement to the public via their official website announcing the cancellation as well as offering an explanation for it and an apology. It reads:
“Pearl Jam are very sorry to announce that they will be unable to perform tonight’s show at the O2 Arena in London. The band is working on rescheduling the concert date for mid-July.
Singer Eddie Vedder has completely lost his voice. He is on vocal rest for the next few days in an effort to heal and perform the remainder of the tour dates.
It’s the first time ever having to postpone a show for this reason. Ed and the band are gutted thinking of all the folks who have travelled and made plans.
Sending their biggest apologies out to everyone. And huge gratitude for all the continued support.
Tickets for tonight’s show will be valid and transferable to the rescheduled concert date. Expect more information soon. Please contact your point of purchase for all other public ticket enquiries. Ten Club ticket holders will be contacted directly in the coming days.
Pearl Jam’s European tour is expected to resume Friday, June 22nd in Milan.”
Remaining Pearl Jam European dates:
Jun 22: Milan, Italy, I-Days Festival at Area Expo
Jun 24: Padova, Italy, Stadio Euganeo
Jun 26: Rome, Italy, Stadio Olimpico
Jul 1: Prague, Czech Republic, O2 Arena
Jul 3: Kraków, Poland, Tauron Arena Kraków
Jul 5: Berlin, Germany, Waldbühne
Jul 7: Werchter, Belgium, Rock Werchter Festival
Jul 10: Barcelona, Spain, Palau St. Jordi
Jul 12: Madrid, Spain, Mad Cool Festival
Jul 14: Lisbon, Portugal, NOS Alive Festival
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