Pearl Jam recently announced on its official Twitter account that because the bassist Jeff Ament got Covid-19, the band had to cancel the upcoming Sacramento and Las Vegas shows.

Pearl Jam had to postpone the Gigaton Tour’s dates because of the pandemic in 2020. The band rescheduled the tour to start on March 3, 2022. They would finally hit the road in the previous days for the two years delayed tour.

However, things did not go as planned because drummer Matt Cameron tested positive for COVID. Josh Klinghoffer, who joined the band in 2021, replaced Cameron’s place for the following shows during the tour.

Recently, there appeared another Covid case from the band, sadly. Pearl Jam announced on Twitter that bassist Jeff Ament’s Covid-19 test was positive. The band apologized to the fans who waited for the shows. As Pearl Jam stated, although they took all precautions, unfortunately, they could not prevent the Covid cases among them. They were very sorry to cancel Sacramento and Las Vegas shows, as they mentioned. The band added that the ticket refunds also would be provided.

Pearl Jam’s Twitter account wrote:

“Dear PJ fans and ticket holders, while the band battled through Oakland after drummer Matt Cameron tested positive for Covid, and Fresno, where Ed and the band got through with the help of Dave Krusen as a special guest drummer, they now have to present the heartbreaking news that this morning bassist Jeff Ament has tested positive for Covid.

This is horrible for everybody involved, and we are especially sorry to those out there who have made plans to attend these shows. Our attention to staying inside the bubble has been constant. We have truly done all that we could have to remain clear of infection.

Regretfully, the Sacramento and Las Vegas shows are canceled. Ticket refunds will be automatically processed to ticket holders’ method of purchase. We are so very sorry. Be safe out there.”

You can see the tweet below.