Pearl Jam were forced to cancel their second London tour date yesterday after lead singer Eddie Vedder began suffering vocal difficulties. They’re expected to continue the tour later this week, providing that he gets the vocal rest he needs over the next couple of days. The band was unable to complete the second of two shows at London’s O2 Arena this week after Eddie lost his voice, but they insisted they were ‘working on’ a date to reschedule the concert and now expect it to come in ‘mid-July’; possibly following the completion of their European dates. ‘Singer Eddie Vedder has completely lost his voice’, they wrote in a statement released on the website. ‘He is on vocal rest for the next few days in an effort to heal and perform the remainder of the tour dates. It’s the first time ever having to postpone a show for this reason’, they added. ‘Ed and the band are gutted thinking of all the folks who have travelled and made plans.’ The band is expected to continue their tour on Friday (June 22nd) with their spot at I-Days Festival in Milan.
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