Pearl Jam postpones tour amid coronavirus outbreak

SEATTLE -- Pearl Jam on Monday announced it would postpone the first leg of its 2020 North American Tour amid the coronavirus outbreak.

"So we are being told that being part of large gatherings is high on the list of things to avoid as this global health crisis is now beginning to affect all of our lives," the band wrote on Twitter.

"This scheduled first leg of our PJ/Gigaton tour will need to be postponed and shows rescheduled for a later date."

Pearl Jam apologized for having to postpone the first leg of their tour.

"Just as we look forward to our next concerts and the ability to gather together and play loud songs as energized as ever. We are so sorry… And deeply upset.. If anyone out there feels the same based on this news, we share that emotion with you."

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