Eddie Vedder was able to close out the final date on Pearl Jam’s European tour after being sidelined with throat issues.

The band’s show took place at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam and featured a 21-song setlist, according to Setlist.fm. During “Porch,” which closed the set before the encore, there was a funny moment captured in the fan-shot video below where Vedder holds up Mike McCready’s phone that was going off to the guitarist, who was mid-solo. The moment happens around the 5:40 mark, and clearly, something funny was happening on the phone because Vedder had quite the laugh.

As previously reported, Pearl Jam were forced to cancel three of their last four gigs on their European tour due to vocal damage Vedder sustained from environmental factors. On July 20, the band issued the following statement when they were forced to cancel their show in Vienna, Austria:

“To all those who were anticipating a great Pearl Jam show tonight in Vienna, we were too. However, due to the extreme circumstances at the last outdoor site outside of Paris (heat, dust, and smoke from the fires) our singer Ed Vedder’s throat was left damaged. He has seen doctors and had treatment but as of yet, his vocal cords have not recovered.

This is brutal news and horrible timing…for everyone involved.

Those who work so hard to put on the shows as well as those who give their precious time and energies to attend….

As a band, we are deeply sorry and have tried to find options to still play. And Ed wants to play. There’s just no throat available at this time…

So very, very deeply sorry.

Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase.

Thank you for understanding.”


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