PEARL JAM MORE HOPEFUL AFTER TRAGEDY

Band reassure fans...

Pearl Jam have told fans they are “starting to feel better” some two weeks after they watched the tragedy at the Roskilde Festival unfold in front of them.

In a brief Q & A hosted for fans on their official website [a][/a], the band also revealed that though the upcoming tour of the US – with Supergrass as support – would go ahead, there would be no festivals appearances next year.

When asked if there would an upgrade of security measures for the forthcoming shows, they added “our shows have always been security conscious. We will continue in our efforts to make it a great and safe show for all.”

Nine fans died in a front-of-stage crush during Pearl Jam‘s show at Roskilde on June 30. Oasis and Pet Shop Boys withdrew from the festival immediately after as a mark of respect for the deceased.

As previously announced on nme.com official bootlegs of each of Pearl Jam’s European shows will be available for sale from late August. Fans can pick them up through fan club the Ten Club website www.pearljam.com. The North American dates will also be recorded with an eye to future release.