Watch Pearl Jam Evacuate Fans At Concert: ‘Take Cover’


Pearl Jam evacuated fans from the field at their second Wrigley Field show on Monday night in Chicago. The band tweeted, “Due to impending inclement weather, we are forced to clear the field and lower bowl seating area for tonight’s show. Please take shelter in a calm and orderly fashion and we will get you back to your seats once the coast is clear. Your safety is our utmost concern. Thank you.”

Pearl Jam delayed their 2013 Wrigley Field show due to weather. SPIN reported at the time, “Had it been an MLB game, it’d have been about 17 innings long. And since Pearl Jam was taking over an MLB stadium — Wrigley Field, to be exact, home to Chicago native Eddie Vedder’s Cubs — we’ll credit the band with their longest-ever concert at just about seven hours. Of course, the Seattle alt-rock survivors didn’t really play that long. In fact, none of us knew what they were doing between 9 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. last night.

Vedder had warned the sold-out crowd that gray skies and, worse, torrential rain, were a-comin’. But when the band stopped play following a beautiful rendering of ‘Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town’ with nary a mist in the air, you sorta got the feeling that, perhaps, Pearl Jam were being alarmists. Maybe experiencing tragedy first-hand — as the long-running Seattle outfit did at Roskilde 13 years ago — will do that to a band.”