Pearl Jam Cancels Sacramento and Las Vegas Concerts as Jeff Ament Tests Positive for COVID

Adrian GarroCategories:Latest News

Rock Cellar Magazine

Pearl Jam recently went back out on the road on a much-anticipated tour in support of 2020’s Gigaton. The tour was postponed multiple times due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and while the shows have been met with acclaim and appreciation among fans, COVID has once again caused problems.

On Wednesday, the iconic band announced that the evening’s planned show in Sacramento and a planned Las Vegas gig on May 20 have been cancelled due to bassist Jeff Ament testing positive. This development came about after previous gigs were played without drummer Matt Cameron due to his own COVID situation, with the band improvising in Oakland with a handful of drummers (including a teenage fan) and, in Fresno, welcoming original drummer Dave Krusen back to the stage for a special reunion.

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.

Should there be no further cancellations, the rest of Pearl Jam’s North American tour looks like this:

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 18 St. Louis, MO Enterprise Center
September 20 Oklahoma City, OK Paycom Center
September 22 Denver, CO Ball Arena

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