Pearl Jam was forced to cancel the final two shows of its spring tour after bassist Jeff Ament tested positive for Covid. The band announced via social media that they are issuing refunds for the concerts originally set for May 18th at Sacramento, California's Golden 1 Center and May 20th at Las Vegas' MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Drummer Matt Cameron missed his first shows with the band in 24 years starting this past May 12th after testing positive for Covid.
The band's message to fans reads:
Important Cancelation Notice for Sacramento and Las Vegas
Dear PJ fans and ticket holders,
While the band battled through Oakland after drummer Matt Cameron tested positive for Covid, and Fresno where Ed and the band got through it with the help of Dave Krusen as special guest drummer, they now have to present the heartbreaking news that this morning bassist Jeff Ament has tested positive for Covid.
This is horrible for everybody involved and we are especially sorry to those out there who have made plans to attend these shows.
Our attention to staying inside the bubble has been constant. We have truly done all that we could have to remain clear of infection.
Regretfully, the Sacramento and Las Vegas shows are canceled. Ticket refunds will be automatically processed to ticket holders' method of purchase. We are so very sorry. Be safe out there.