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