Pearl Jam cancel stadium gig on eve of event due to 'illness in the band' - and it will not be rescheduled

Pearl Jam have cancelled their Tottenham Hotspur Stadium gig on the eve of the event because of "illness in the band".

Fronted by Eddie Vedder, they were due to play the London stadium on Saturday but said in a statement on Friday on Instagram that there was "no other option" but to cancel.

Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase, and stadium officials said the concert will not be rescheduled "despite best efforts".

Standing tickets for the gig on the Dark Matter Tour, which sees the band supported by former Verve frontman Richard Ashcroft and Irish indie rockers The Murder Capital, have been priced at £135.

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The 90s alternative rock band's statement on Instagram read: "The Pearl Jam concert scheduled for Saturday, 29 June, at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London has regrettably been cancelled due to illness in the band.

"This decision was the last thing we wanted to have to make, especially as we know so many of you made travel plans based on the tour schedule. There was simply no other option based on our current health and also having to avoid further damage.

"We couldn't be more disappointed to not play one of our favourite cities this tour. Despite best efforts, rescheduling was not possible at this time due to existing schedule commitments.

"We are deeply grateful for your support and sincerely apologise to the incredible Pearl Jam community for the inconvenience and disappointment."

The venue has not confirmed whether it will be refunding ticket holders' fees - with some having paid more than £20.

On refunds for hotel and travel costs, the stadium has told gig goers to refer to the terms and conditions of providers.