Pearl Jam had to cancel tour dates after two members tested positive for COVID

Author Samuel Järvinen - 19.5.2022

Grunge rock giants Pearl Jam just kicked off their tour from San Diego a short while ago. Now, however, the band has had to cancel a number of dates on their tour due to COVID infections.

The band’s drummer Matt Cameron and bassist Jeff Ament have both tested positive for COVID.

The next time the band is due to take to the stage is in a month’s time at the Pinkpop festival in the Netherlands.

Pearl Jam writes on social media:

“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.”