Pearl Jam was forced to cancel a concert in Vienna on Wednesday (20.07.22) after singer Eddie Vedder suffered a throat injury.
The ‘Jeremy’ hitmakers acknowledged the ‘awful timing’ of pulling the plug on a gig hours before the band was due to perform, but insisted there was no other way as the frontman of 57 years old had not fully recovered from the problems caused. by the “extreme circumstances” of playing an outdoor concert in France at a time when hot weather had sparked a series of fires.
They said in a lengthy statement shared on their social media: “To everyone who was expecting a great Pearl Jam concert tonight in Vienna, so were we. However, due to the extreme circumstances at the last venue Outside outside of Paris (heat, dust and smoke from the fires) our singer Ed Vedder’s throat was damaged. are not restored.
“This is brutal news and horrible timing…for everyone involved.
“Those who work so hard to put on the shows as well as those who donate their precious time and energy to attend them….
“As a band, we are deeply sorry and have been trying to find options to continue playing. And Ed wants to play. There’s just no throat available at the moment…
“So, very deeply sorry.
It looks like the concert won’t be postponed as fans will be offered refunds.
The statement continued: “Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase.
“Thank you for your understanding.
The band’s next date on their current European tour is in Prague on Friday (22.07.22) but there has been no announcement yet as to whether the show is going ahead or not.