Pearl Jam – North American Tour This Fall

Ahhhh... when we were young...

Ahhhh… when we were young…

 

Not many bands could have survived the crushing success that Pearl Jam had on their debut album, Ten. The 1991 disc catapulted them from an unknown Seattle grunge outfit to MTV and radio gods, selling millions of records along the way and turning Eddie Vedder into an icon of his generation. Living up to that initial burst of success would have been impossible, so the band didn’t even try. They stopped making videos, refused to tour with Ticketmaster, shied away from the media and did everything they could to scale back. They focused all their efforts instead on making great rock records and building one of the most devoted cult audiences in rock – and keeping their fans satisfied with marathon concerts whose set lists varied wildly from night to night. Pearl Jam might not ever land another “Jeremy” on the charts, but more than two decades after Ten, they can still instantly sell out any arena in the country.

Pearl Jam have announced a North American tour that will begin this fall, after a mysterious countdown clock was posted last week on the band’s website.

The first leg of the 24-date tour will kick off on October 11th in Pittsburgh and wrap with the band’s headlining performance at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans the weekend of November 1st. The second leg will begin on November 15th in Dallas and close in the band’s hometown of Seattle on December 6th. Tickets will go on sale on July 27th.

Tour dates:

10/11 Consol Energy Center, Pittsburgh PA
10/12 First Niagara Center, Buffalo NY
10/15 DCU Center, Worcester MA
10/18 Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY
10/19 Barclays Center, Brooklyn NY
10/21 Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia PA
10/22Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia PA
10/25 XL Center, Hartford CT
10/27 1st Mariner Arena, Baltimore MD
10/29 John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville VA
10/30 Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte NC
11/1-11/3 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, New Orleans LA
11/15 American Airlines Arena, Dallas TX
11/16 Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City OK
11/19 Jobing.com Arena, Phoenix AZ
11/21 Viejas Arena, San Diego CA
11/23 Sports Arena, Los Angeles CA
11/24 Sports Arena, Los Angeles CA
11/26 Oracle Arena, Oakland CA
11/29 Rose Garden Arena,  Portland OR
11/30 Spokane Arena, Spokane WA
12/2 Scotiabank Saddledome, Calgary AB
12/4 Rogers Arena, Vancouver BC
12/6 Key Arena, Seattle WA

 

Voodoo Experience Festival in New Orleans – 2012

New Orleans will always be considered one of the world’s most important musical cities, one of the jazz capitals, the birthplace of many spring break stories and, for the 13th time, the home of one of the most important music festivals around: the Voodoo Music Experience.

The line-up is as diverse and attractive: the rock from one of the last living Woodstock-era legends, Neil Young; the trash metal from one of the Big Four, Metallica; the genius from a musician considered the best of his generation, Jack White; beats from the dubstep king, Skrillex; both a revival and new take on the old ways of blues though the hands of Gary Clark Jr.; a taste of the most heartbreaking folk and bluegrass music today by The Avett Brothers. All of those artists and many more through 3 whole days of a Louisiana style weekend are what makes this year’s ritual one of the most expected festivals of the season.

More than a half a hundred artists from all kinds of genres on five different stages will display talent from dusk till dawn. With the glorious diversity the city has to offer at night in between line-ups and the multicultural blending the area has always been famous for, this festival is the swan song of huge events this year. The tastes, the colors, the sounds, the people, the experience of a Halloween in Louisiana and the tales of past editions of this festival make it as attractive as it can be.

Put on your deadly costumes, let yourselves go, embrace the music, open your ears, let go off your worries and enter the ritual.

We miss you Billie Joe! Get well and comeback!

The Voodoo Experience International Festival in New Orleans

AWOLNATION @ Voodoo Fest 2012 (FULL — HD)

Metallica – Of Wolf and Man (LIVE Stream – VOODOO MUSIC + ART EXPERIENCE 2012)

Hitchin’ A Ride – Voodoo Festival
Green Day’s performance of Hitchin’ A Ride at New Orleans’ Voodoo Festival in 2004…with Billie Joe’s infamous pleasure scene. 😉