Pearl Jam announced on their official Twitter account that they had canceled their Vienna performance after Eddie Vedder’s throat was injured during their performance in France. Following the release of their eleventh studio album, ‘Gigaton,’ on March 27, 2020, Pearl Jam had planned to embark on a global tour to promote the album. The band had to reschedule their tour dates due to the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, which occurred simultaneously. It took them nearly two years to reunite with their devoted fans on stage. In early May of this year, the band was back on the road to complete the North American leg of their tour. The North American exhibitions began in San Diego on May 3 and concluded in Las Vegas on May 20. They will return in September 2022 for additional performances. The band is currently performing their rescheduled European tour dates.
Pearl Jam began their European tour with a performance in Amsterdam on June 14, and it will conclude on July 22 with a concert in Prague. However, some unfortunate incidents have occurred since their July 17 performance in Paris. Eddie Vedder, the lead singer of the band, was also affected by the current situation in Europe, which is characterized by persistent heat waves in certain regions. Due to Eddie Vedder’s throat problems, the band members announced in a recent Twitter post that they had to cancel their show in Vienna, originally scheduled for July 20. They explained that Vedder’s throat was severely damaged by the heat wave in Paris. Although doctors have visited him and he has received treatment, the lead singer is unable to perform. The group expressed regret for breaking the bad news to the fans who were eagerly awaiting their performance.
Here is how Pearl Jam announced their Vienna concert cancellation: “We, too, were anticipating a fantastic Pearl Jam performance in Vienna tonight. However, due to the extreme conditions at the final outdoor venue outside of Paris (heat, dust, and smoke from the fires), our lead singer Ed Vedder sustained throat damage. He has seen physicians and received treatment, but his vocal cords have not yet recovered. This is devastating news that comes at a terrible time for everyone involved. Those who work so diligently to put on the performances, as well as those who sacrifice their time and energy to attend. As a band, we are extremely sorry and have attempted to find alternatives to continue playing. Ed desires to play. There is simply no available throat at this time. So deeply, deeply sorry. Tickets are refundable at the point of sale. Thank you for your patience.”