Eddie Vedder-led Pearl Jam had to cancel more shows of their summer European tour this week. It is due to the ongoing vocal issues affecting singer Eddie Vedder.
Pearl Jam forced to call off more shows
After canceling a show in Vienna last week, the band revealed that two of the three the remaining scheduled dates on the run — including a July 22 show in Prague and a the first of a planned two-night stand in Amsterdam at the Ziggo Dome on July 24 — will also be called off on the advice of Vedder’s doctors. A spokesperson for the band said that Monday night’s (July 25) second night in Amsterdam was scheduled to go on as planned.
“We were hopeful that Ed would make a recovery in time to perform tomorrow. He has seen a doctor in Prague and is continuing the treatments for his vocal cords, but unfortunately, there is still no voice available,” they tweeted on July 21. They followed up a short time later to announced that despite getting medical treatment, “Ed is regretfully still without a voice and unable to perform” the shows at the Ziggo Dome.
The cancelations were caused after Vedder’s throat suffered damage from wildfires in France during the band’s recent show in Paris. “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,” the band said in a statement about the earlier show cancelations. “He has seen doctors and had treatment but as of yet, his vocal cords have not recovered.”
Pearl Jam’s most recent show was a headlining set at Lollapalooza Paris on Sunday, July 17. The band is slated to kick off another North American leg of the tour on Sept. 1 in Quebec City, Canada.