Pearl Jam fan and insider LeafsJaysCubsRaptorsFan is reporting on the Ten Club board that the band are tentatively planning on touring in 2022 instead of 2021 due to the pandemic. If this ends up being true, it will mean Pearl Jam will have a four year gap between live performances, and they will go six years between full scale North American tours. Guns N’ Roses’ manager discussed a proposed tour with Pearl Jam and U2 recently.
LeafsJaysCubsRaptorsFan posted, “What I’m hearing is 2022. Sorry guys and gals. Hopefully things change.” This user has broken several tour stories over the years, and it comes on the heels of Live Nation’s President admitting that there will need to be social distancing measures in place if concerts return in summer 2021.
Live Nation president Joe Berchtold told CNBC’s Squawk Alley, “We feel very good right now … at this point, given the vaccine news, we start to see with much greater clarity what the path to return to live is, and certainly a lot of confidence about that return to live. At this point, on a global basis, we’re already starting to see in Asia some shows coming back, New Zealand operating at full capacity, other Asian markets that have made more progress are getting back more quickly.
In the key U.S./Western European markets, it continues to be our expectation that by next summer, we’re back with our major outdoor shows—our amphitheaters here in the U.S., festivals globally. We’ll be able to do those shows.”
As a reminder, what we had originally scheduled in 2020, we’ve lifted and moved to 2021. So, we have almost 20 million fans who’ve held onto their tickets… almost all fans holding on to their tickets for over 4,000 shows.
We have those shows already set up, we have all those fans already looking forward to getting back, and we think that by the time we get to next summer, we’ll really have restarted the live engine and get going with being able to bring the artists and the fans back together.
It’s our expectation in general that we’ll be able to get back to have full-capacity shows, that we won’t need social distancing—certainly outdoors—by next summer. We’ve got a number of protocols we’ll take with all of our venues in terms of how it is we make sure we’re sanitizing and creating a safe environment for our artists, our employees, and our fans.”