Pearl Jam Cancels Sacramento & Las Vegas Concerts Due To COVID-19

The decision came after bassist Jeff Ament tested positive this morning.

By Scott Bernstein May 18, 2022 1:21 pm PDT

Pearl Jam canceled tonight’s concert at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and Friday’s show at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas after bassist Jeff Ament tested positive for COVID-19. Drummer Matt Cameron previously tested positive for COVID-19 and the band recruited guest drummers in Oakland and Fresno.

“This is horrible for everybody involved and we are especially sorry to those out there who have made plans to attend these shows,” wrote Pearl Jam in an announcement on social feeds. “Our attention to staying inside the bubble has been constant. We have truly done all that we could have to remain clear of infection.”

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Refunds will be processed automatically via point of purchase. Pearl Jam’s current tour was originally scheduled for 2020 and was postponed as the pandemic began. Next up for the band is a trip to Europe this summer before a September leg in North America.

Read the full note from Pearl Jam below:

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.

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