Pearl Jam: That is why the concert in Vienna was canceled
Pearl Jam: "To everyone who was looking forward to a great show in Vienna this evening - we too." © provided by www.rollingstone.de eddie Vedder by Pearl Jam Pearl Jam explain: "To everyone who was looking forward to a great show in Vienna tonight - we too." for all fans of Pearl Jam who wanted to visit the concert in Vienna today (July 20th), The news may have been a shock: the band had to delete the show without replacement. The reason: health problems with Eddie Vedder.
It's no secret Pearl Jam look up to The Who, and it looks like guitarist Mike McCready was channeling the spirit of Pete Townshend as he went about destroying his Strat, amp and pedalboard at the end of Pearl Jam's last show of their triumphant and troubled European tour. © Provided by MusicRadar Pearl Jam
After a few gig cancellations due to Eddie Vedder's vocal issues, the 25 July show at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam went ahead. So who can blame them for blowing off some steam, right? Well this is a whole new level.
During the set's final song – a cover of Neil Young's Rockin' In The Free World – McCready attacked not just his Sunburst Strat, but his guitar amp and pedalboard too.
Problems with Eddie Vedder: That is why Pearl-Jam-Show in Vienna fell from
The US band Pearl Jam surprisingly canceled its concert in Vienna last Wednesday (July 20). The rockers of singer Eddie Vedder (57) stated as the reason. At the last open-air appearance of the musicians outside of Paris, "extreme circumstances" had prevailed, states in a statement by the band on Instagram . © Imago Images/Zuma Press Pearl-Jam singer Eddie Vedder suffers from voice problems. heat, dust and smoke from fires had "damaged" Vedder's voice.
Credit to YouTuber George from the Netherlands for the excellent footage above.
We're assuming this was the 2021 Custom Shop version of his favourite 1959/60 vintage Strat at the very most, and even it was… ouch: that's a $15,000 guitar!
McCready first throws the, soon-to-be-ex, Strat straight at his cab. Then begins using the guitar to demolish what looks to be the front of his Rola Lead Custom head (a Seattle company). He then uses the guitar to push the head and its cab backwards. But he's far from done.
At this point the Strat's body is still kind of alive… it's attached to its neck at least. But then comes the breaking point; McCready swings it over head straight down on his pedalboard – including an unsuspecting Line 6 DL4 – while amused / shocked touring bandmate Josh Klinghoffer looks on and the guitar's body is splintered into pieces.
McCready throws it down again, numerous guitar picks go flying, and somehow the strings are holding the broken pieces together. As if waking up out of a daze, the guitarist simply drops what's left of his Fender and walks away, leaving eager fans disappointed to not get a piece passed their way.
For those who are recoiling in horror right now, we would like to assure you that McCready has probably got it out of his system, but alas, he's a repeat offender…
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