Pearl Jam was forced to postpone Tuesday night’s show at the O2 Arena in London after frontman Eddie Vedder lost his voice. The band broke the news on social media, writing, “Eddie Vedder has completely lost his voice. He is on vocal rest for the next few days in an effort to heal and perform the remainder of the tour dates.”
The band’s statement added, “”It’s the first time ever having to postpone a show for this reason. Ed and the band are gutted thinking of all the folks who have traveled and made plans.”
Pearl Jam’s last gig before the hiatus was Monday night (June 18th), also at the O2. The band is currently hoping to reschedule the second London show for mid-July, with tickets for the canceled date remaining valid for the makeup performance.
For now, Pearl Jam is set to resume its European tour this Friday in Milan, Italy — assuming Vedder is ready to continue.
— Pearl Jam (@PearlJam) June 19, 2018