Extreme heat in Europe has caused the famous rock band Pearl Jam to cancel their concert in Vienna on Wednesday night (July 20th).

The band told fans on Instagram that singer Eddie Vedder's throat was "damaged" at his recent show in Paris due to the heat, dust and smoke from nearby fires.

“To everyone who was expecting a great Pearl Jam show tonight in Vienna, we were too.

However, due to the extreme conditions at the last outdoor venue outside of Paris (heat, dust and smoke from fires) our singer Ed Vedder's throat has been damaged.

He has seen doctors and had treatment, but so far, his vocal cords have not recovered," the band's statement said.

We emphasize that rising temperatures and fires have spread across Europe this week, writes


In France, fires have burned 25 times more land so far this year compared to the same period last year, government spokesman Olivier Veran told reporters on Wednesday.

Austria's neighbor Germany also recorded its hottest day this year and more heat to come in the coming days.

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“This is brutal news and a terrible time... for everyone involved.

Those who work so hard to organize the shows as well as those who give their precious time and energy to participate," added the group.

Tickets will be refunded at the point of purchase, according to the statement.

Pearl Jam has three shows left on this leg of its tour, one in Prague and two nights in Amsterdam.

In September, they will embark on their North American tour.