Eddie Vedder Suffers From Throat Damage, Pearl Jam Cancel Vienna Show

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Pearl Jam shared a statement on their official Twitter account saying they canceled their Vienna show after Eddie Vedder’s throat was damaged following their gig in France.

Following the release of their eleventh studio album, ‘Gigaton,’ on March 27, 2020, Pearl Jam initially intended to promote their new record with an extensive worldwide tour. However, it coincided with the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, which led the band to reschedule their tour dates. It took them nearly two years to be back on the stage to meet their devoted fans.

The group was safely on the road again to complete the North American leg of their tour in the early May of this year. North American shows started on May 3 in San Diego and ended on May 20 in Las Vegas. They will be back in there for more gigs in September 2022. The band is currently on the European leg of the tour with their rescheduled dates.

Pearl Jam kicked off their European shows with a performance in Amsterdam on June 14, and it will be over with a final gig in Prague on July 22. However, there have been some unfortunate incidents following their show in Paris on July 17. Since some parts of Europe are currently under the influence of persistent heat waves, the band’s singer Eddie Vedder also had his share of the current situation in the area.

The band members announced in a recent Twitter post that they had to cancel their show in Vienna, originally scheduled for July 20, due to Eddie Vedder’s throat problems. They explained that the heat wave in Paris severely damaged Vedder’s throat. Although doctors visited him and he received treatment, the frontman is not in a position to perform. The group said they were very sorry for sharing this sad news with the fans eagerly waiting to see them on the stage.

Here is how Pearl Jam announced the cancellation of their Vienna show:

“To all those who were anticipating a great Pearl Jam show tonight in Vienna, we were too. However, due to the extreme circumstances at the last outdoor site outside of Paris (heat, dust, and smoke from the fires), our singer Ed Vedder’s throat was left damaged. He has seen doctors and had treatment, but as of yet, his vocal cords have not recovered.

This is brutal news and horrible timing for everyone involved. Those who work so hard to put on the shows as well as those who give their precious time and energies to attend. As a band, we are deeply sorry and have tried to find options to still play. And Ed wants to play. There’s just no throat available at this time. So very, very deeply sorry. Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase. Thank you for understanding.”

You can check out their Twitter posts below.