Two years after the COVID-19 pandemic changed their touring plans, the wildly popular band Pearl Jam is finally ready to hit the road once again.
The iconic grunge rock group had originally set their North American tour for the spring of 2020. This schedule coincided with the release of their album Gigaton.
However, with the pandemic creating multiple issues with crowds and performances, the group made the decision to postpone the tour until a later date.
Now, two years later, Pearl Jam has finally announced the tour will kick off in May 2022.
In a recent statement, the iconic rock group made it a point to thank fans for their “patience and flexibility.”
Especially as adjustments to the much-anticipated tour were made after the band announced the postponement.
“Thank you, Pearl Jam fans,” the band says in a recent statement. “For your patience and flexibility as we have waited to reschedule the band’s postponed 2020 North American tour.”
“For nearly two years, the band has wanted nothing more than to play their new music live for you,” Pearl Jam continues in the statement. “The whole Pearl Jam team shares your excitement for us all to be safely on the road again together.”
Pearl Jam Planned A Tour To Promote the Release of ‘Gigaton’
Released in 2020, Pearl Jam’s latest album, Gigatown was a major hit. The popular group originally planned to kick off the album’s much-anticipated follow-up tour later that month.
However, the band made the difficult decision to call off the tour in light of what was happening all over the world as the COVID-19 pandemic hit full swing.
In a statement at the time, Pearl Jam said that they felt “deep frustration and regret” that the tour would need to be postponed.
“As residents of the city of Seattle, we’ve been hit hard and have witnessed firsthand how quickly these disastrous situations can escalate,” the band said in their 2020 statement announcing the postponement of their tour.
“Our kids’ schools have closed along with universities and businesses,” Pearl Jam’s statement continued. “It’s been brutal and it’s gonna get worse before it gets better.”
The band went on to note that the safety of their fans remained a top priority throughout the decision.
“Unfortunately, communing in large groups is a huge part of what we do as a band and the tour we’ve been busy planning for months is now in jeopardy,” Pearl Jam adds in the statement. “We have and will always keep the safety and well-being of our supporters as top priority.”
Hitting the Road Once Again
Pearl Jam played their first public show in a number of years in September of this year. The European leg of the tour will begin in the Netherlands as planned in June.
Pearl Jam’s frontman, Eddie Vedder, is also getting ready to release a solo album titled Earthling.