Pearl Jam postponed their September 10 concert at Ruoff Music Center in Indianapolis due to a band member’s unspecified illness.
The last-minute cancelation was announced on Twitter on the band’s official account. The statement read:
“Pearl Jam’s concert at Ruoff Music Center tonight (Sunday, September 10) has been postponed due to illness. The band is deeply sorry, and thinking about all those who travel to shows, as well as the great crowd in Indy. It’s obviously serious, and we wish there was another way around it. Again we apologize, and thanks so much for your understanding. It’s not easy…
Tickets will be honored for a future, rescheduled date. Ticket holders who cannot make the new show will be eligible for a refund. The upcoming concerts in Ft. Worth (September 13 & 15) and Austin (September 18 & 19) are currently scheduled as planned.”
The fans of the band were disappointed, thus leading the band to get criticizing comments for the last-minute announcement. Most of the comments on the statement included the long roads the fans had to travel to see the show.
A fan claimed that it must be Eddie Veeder who was ill because if it was another member, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Josh Klinghoffer could take any of their place. A few other fans also suggested Klinghoffer replace the ill member: The first mentioned tweet read:
“Why is the band being so mum on details? We knew it was Matt Cameron with COVID during the last tour. Could it be that Eddie Vedder got COVID while hobnobbing at a small, intimate private party for wealthy folks? Otherwise, Josh Klinghoffer could’ve stepped in for guitar, bass, or drums.”
A few others complained about Vedder partying with ‘wealthy people’ before a show, which resulted in him getting COVID, while stating that he should have clarified whether or not it was the virus.
A rescheduled date for the postponed show has yet to be announced.
Below, you can see the official statement and more of the fan comments.
Glad we just drove 3.5 hours for nothing. 😂
— Bobby English (@BEnglish017) September 10, 2023
We saved and saved for this trip of a lifetime for our 14 year old and his Dad (huge fans) to fly to Indianapolis to attend this show. This is beyond heartbreaking.
— Robyn Talbot Howard (@jjphototalbot) September 10, 2023
This is concerning. And I find it hard to believe EV was out partying with wealthy ppl and got COVID. First, like HE'S wealthy bro. Second, if it was COVID, why not just say it like Cam? Finally, hope everyone feels better soon so they can rock on!!
— Dodger Jim WELCOME TO DODGERLAND!! (@Dodgerjim2020) September 10, 2023