The Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, has had some major affects on events around the world. The latest event to succumb to cancellation is Pearl Jam's North American Tour.
On Monday night the band posted an announcement that they will be postponing the first leg of their North American tour, but will be reschedulign those dates for a later time. You can read the full release below.
Here's a excerpt:
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...
We have and will always keep the safety and well-being of our supporters as top priority.
So it is with deep frustration and regret that we are forced to make this most unfortunate of announcements...
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.