Eddie Vedder Ejects Pearl Jam Fan – ‘I’m Sorry Ma’am, There’s No Violence Allowed’

Fan-recorded video reveals that Eddie Vedder ejected a concertgoer from the crowd during a recent Pearl Jam performance due to apparent violence. On June 23, the singer interrupted Pearl Jam’s performance of “Animal” in Zurich, Switzerland.

When attending a concert, there is a code of conduct that must be observed for the enjoyment of all. Not engaging in violence against fellow fans is, of course, at the top of this list. Those who become violent at a Pearl Jam concert should expect to be called out and possibly ejected. That’s what happened to one woman during the band’s summer European tour stop in Zurich.

According to Rock Feed, Vedder witnessed a woman hitting another concertgoer in the head after she grew frustrated with him filming the show, as captured on concert footage. Vedder halts the band and declares, “Please turn the lights on. Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, You were disappointed because he filmed the entire time. Has it been the entire performance or just now? Recently when I arrived? Was it the entire duration? Yes, you are recording everyone.”

The singer for Pearl Jam continues, “Even though you’re a woman, you’re not allowed to punch him in the back of the head. I appreciate your capacity for strength. Stop hitting him; you must leave. Violence is prohibited. I’m sorry, ma’am, but violence is not permitted. You could have waved to me because I was staring directly at you. We’re not allowed to hit people here, so please accept our apologies. Sorry.”

This is not the first time Vedder has expelled a concertgoer. Six years ago, he stopped a Pearl Jam concert and reprimanded an audience member for their hostility. While rock concerts can be lively, Vedder may be warier of overt audience violence since nine fans perished in a crowd crush during Pearl Jam’s Roskilde Festival 2000 performance. The band considered disbanding in the wake of the tragedy. Observe the Zurich ejection at 0:50 in the following video. Gigaton by Pearl Jam was released in 2020. Earthling is one of Loudwire’s top rock albums of 2022. (So Far). See tour dates below the video.

Pearl Jam Summer 2022 Tour Dates
July 17 – Paris, France @ Lollapalooza Paris
July 20 – Vienna, Austria @ Wiener Stadthalle
July 22 – Prague, Czech Republic @ 02 Arena
July 24 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
July 25 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
Sept. 1 – Quebec City, Quebec @ Videotron Centre
Sept. 3 – Ottawa, Ontario @ Canadian Tire Centre
Sept. 6 – Hamilton, Ontario @ FirstOntario Centre
Sept. 8 – Toronto, Ontario @ Scotiabank Arena
Sept. 11 – New York, N.Y. @ MSG
Sept. 14 – Camden, N.J. @ Freedom Pavilion
Sept. 16 – Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
Sept. 17 – Louisville, Ky. @ Expo Center
Sept. 18 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Enterprise Center
Sept. 20 – Oklahoma City, Okla. @ Paycom Center
Sept. 22 – Denver, Colo. @ Ball Arena

Eddie Vedder Fall 2022 Tour Dates
Oct. 1 – Dana Point, Calif. @ Ohana Festival
Oct. 8 – Dana Point, Calif. @ Ohana Encore

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