Pearl Jam has rescheduled its previously-postponed 2020 European tour dates and has even added two shows to the itinerary. The band will spend June and July in Europe, kicking off the tour with a pair of shows in Amsterdam, Holland, June 16, 2021 and wrapping July 25 with a performance in the Czech Republic, at Prague’s O2 Arena.
“We look forward to returning to Europe, pending these events can safely take place in Summer 2021,” the band said in a statement. “The safety and well-being of the band’s fans, crew and event staff continue to be a
Pearl Jam fans who raise funds during the COVID-19 crisis might find themselves a part of an exclusive, inclusive experience if they win the concert-related package that band frontman announced Thursday (April 30).
The band, who was scheduled to tour this spring before he coronavirus outbreak forced the postponement of the shows.
“What we’d like is for you and a friend to come to a Pearl Jam show near you and we thought it’d be nice if you came early for a soundcheck and you can see what that’s all about,” Vedder starts.
He then adds, “For at least one song, I’d like to have you onstage where I stand in the middle there, or six feet away, but to be up there on the stage and hear the stage sound and be surrounded by these great musicians at loud volume. Even just to stand in front of the great drummer Matt Cameron, directly in front of him, it’s a true thrill. You’ll feel some vibrations that maybe you haven’t felt before, ones that I’m lucky enough to feel all the time, and I thought that would be a great thing to share.”
“Maybe you could add a few song requests to the set list, within reason, or a challenge. You could challenge us,” Vedder said. They also have the idea of experiencing the show from different vantage points, first having the fan watch on from great seats in the audience, then moving to the soundboard where they can take in how the lights and sound work. From there, the winning bidder will get to hang at the side of the stage with the crew and even have the chance to join in bringing Eddie a guitar or microphone and enjoying some wine as well.
Adding to the fun of it all, Vedder said,, “Why don’t we just say it’s your birthday and I’ll sing and have the whole crowd sing ‘Happy Birthday’ to you. They won’t know. They’re not going to check your ID.” There will be candles and cake of course. And yes, you’ll also get a signed Telecaster guitar on top of it all.
“I reckon you’ll have a good story to tell,” the singer said.
London, England’s BST Hyde Park 2020 concert series scheduled for July 3 to 5 and July 10 to 12 have been canceled, with organizers saying in a Twitter post “It is with a heavy heart that we have decided not to go ahead with BST Hyde Park 2020. Please read our full statement below or here: Sending you all love and positivity during these difficult times. Look after yourselves, stay safe, and see you next year.”
Post Malone,Pearl Jam, Taylor Swift, Little Mix, Rita Ora, Kendrick Lamar, the Pixies, Kesha, Brittany Howard, and James Blake are among the artists who were scheduled to appear.
The Weeknd tops the Rolling Stone Top 200 Albums Chart for a second consecutive week after After Hours topped the list, holding off a charge from 5 Seconds of Summer‘s Calm. Three other albums debuted in the Top Ten. Dua Lipa’s Future Nostalgia entered at No. 4. Pearl Jam debuted at No. 7 with Gigaton. The R&B singer PartyNextDoor entered at No. 9 with Partymobile.
In a statement posted on its official site, the band wrote “This scheduled first leg of our PJ/Gigaton tour will need to be postponed and shows rescheduled for a later date.
“We’ve worked hard with all our management and business associates to find other solutions or options but the levels of risk to our audience and their communities is simply too high for our comfort level. Add to that we also have a unique group of passionate fans who travel far and wide. We’ve always been humbled by this and respect their energies and devotion. However in this case, travel is something to avoid.”
The band announced that tickets to the postponed shows will be honored at the rescheduled shows.
Pearl Jam, who are touring North America this spring and Europe this summer in support of their new album, Gigaton, announced that they will be headlining a pair of shows in September.
The band will top the bill at Asbury Park, New Jersey’s third annual See. Hear.Now festival, September 19 and 20. They will be joined by the Avett Brothers, Patti Smith,Billy Idol, Cage the Elephant, and others.
The following weekend, the band will close the three-day Ohana festival at Doheny State Beach in Dana Point, California. Pearl Jam will perform Sunday, September 27, alongside the Pretenders, Sharon Von Etten, Real Estate, and others. Frontman Eddie Vedder, who curates the yearly festival, will headline the second night. Kings of Leon, My Morning Jacket, and Broken Social Scene are among the bands who will perform on the first night of the festival.