Pearl Jam cancels concerts over COVID

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As the band would say, just breathe.

Pearl Jam announced Wednesday that it was cancelling a pair of shows as a result of COVID-19 taking out its rhythm section.

The “Alive” rockers wrote on Twitter that even though they performed without drummer Matt Cameron in Oakland and Fresno this week, which was made possible by the return of the band’s original drummer Dave Krusen, their upcoming shows in Sacramento and Las Vegas will not go on.

According to the 32-year-old band, bass player Jeff Ament has tested positive, too. The performers assured fans they did everything in their power to stay healthy while touring in the pandemic era.

“Our attention to staying inside the bubble has been constant,” they wrote. “We have truly done all that we could have to remain clear of infection.”

Fans on Twitter begged the grunge-era group to reschedule their shows, which were slated for Wednesday and Friday. Some complained singer Eddie Vedder’s band rarely plays in Sacramento or Sin City.

Their next show is slated to take place Sept. 1 in Quebec City, Canada. They’re scheduled to play Madison Square Garden on Sept. 11.