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Pearl Jam postpones North American tour over coronavirus

The band members are particularly aware of the concerns as they are based in Washington state, one of the hardest-hit parts of the country.

LOS ANGELES — Pearl Jam says its postponing the North American leg of its Gigaton world tour because of concerns over the new coronavirus.

The band announced Monday that March 18 through April 19 shows in Canada and the U.S. will be rescheduled.

Pearl Jam said the risk level to the audience and their communities is too high for comfort, especially since passionate fans often travel long distances.

The European leg of the tour is still on schedule for now.

Band members said they were personally being affected by the COVID-19 health fears because their children's schools have closed. The band is from Washington state, where two dozen people have died, most of them at a Seattle-area nursing home.

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Here is a list of the postponed tour dates:

  • March 18: Toronto
  • March 20: Ottawa
  • March 22: Quebec City
  • March 24: Hamilton, Canada
  • March 26: New York City
  • March 28: Baltimore
  • March 30: New York City
  • April 2: Nashville
  • April 4: St. Louis
  • April 6: Oklahoma City
  • April 9: Denver
  • April 11: Phoenix
  • April 13: San Diego
  • April 15: Los Angeles
  • April 16: Los Angeles
  • April 18: Oakland
  • April 19: Oakland