Pearl Jam have announced that they will be providing ear plugs for fans at all of their upcoming shows.
This comes after the news that AC/DC’s Brian Johnson has been advised to stop performing live, due to the severe chance that he could become permanently deaf.
The American Rock Band have teamed up with the charity MusiCares to protect their audience’s hearing, with Uproxx reporting that the band will be offering earplugs in custom Pearl Jam cases to all fans, in exchange for a small donation to MusiCares.
In regards to the importance of protecting fans’ hearing, Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament said: “Don’t be careless and lazy at loud rock shows or cranking tunes through an old walkman like I was thirty years ago, (but boy did it sound good). Wear hearing protection or you’ll end up with a 1.5k ring in both ears every night when you go to bed or worse when you are trying to enjoy the serene quiet of an empty desert or forest, again like me.”