Pearl Jam forced to cancel shows as Jeff Ament tests positive for COVID

'This is horrible for everybody involved'
Eddie Vedder
Photo credit (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

Pearl Jam has canceled the final two shows on their spring tour after bassist Jeff Ament tested positive for COVID-19.

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The news comes just days after Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron missed a show after he tested positive for COVID-19. With Cameron and now Ament dealing with COVID, the band opted to cancel their two remaining shows on the itinerary.

“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,” the band shared in a statement.

“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.”

As a result, Pearl Jam canceled the Sacramento and Las Vegas shows, which were the final two dates on the spring portion of their Gigaton tour. The band announced that ticket refunds will be automatically processed to the ticket holders’ method of purchase.

The band is set to pick things up again in September with a quick tour that begins on September 1st in Quebec City. Find a full list of tour dates and grab tickets here.

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