Pearl Jam ‘Can’t Tour’ Like Foo Fighters In 2021


Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament has indicated that he doesn’t want the band to do indoor arena shows where they check fans for proof of vaccination in a new Kyle Meredith interview.

“We actually had a little bit of a play, like three weeks, four weeks ago in Seattle. We just got in a room. We weren’t playing any songs. We just jammed, and it was so beautiful. I just missed that so much. And we talked a little bit just about how everybody was feeling.

“We have a few things penciled in for next year,” he continued. “Hopefully this [COVID-19] variant and whatever’s going on with the vaccinations and all that stuff, hopefully we’ve turned a corner. It feels like we’re sort of still teetering on the edge of this thing. If we turn a corner, then hopefully we hit late winter, early spring with a tour, or a leg, at least. We’re jonesing to do it.

And most of the shows that we have to make up for — the two legs: the European leg and the U.S. leg — most of those shows, they’re indoors. I just don’t know if I wanna go out and do 30 shows where you’re checking vaccination cards. Hopefully we can be smart enough that, again, we can just turn a corner and, by March, we’re rocking and everybody can feel good about traveling and getting 20 thousand people into a space.”