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'Lightning' strikes for Pearl Jam (Updated 6/5/14)
If it feels like there's not a corner of the globe Pearl Jam won't touch this year, there's a good reason.
Following a summertime European tour that will take them all the way through the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, Germany, Sweden and Norway, the alt-rockers will finally bring it on home to North America for a U.S. tour this fall.
Beginning in mid-June, the Seattle-based outfit will spend a month jaunting through Europe before returning statewide for an Oct. 1 kick-off in Cincinnati, Ohio a the U.S. Bank Arena. The current schedule has the band stopping in at least 10 cities, as well as two headlining weekend gigs at the Austin City Limits Festival. The trek is set to wrap on Oct. 22 in Denver, Colorado at Pepsi Center.
Pearl Jam's tour is in support of "Lightning Bolt," the group's 10th studio album, on their very own Monkeywrench Records label. The 12-track project released back in October 2013 and climbed to the top of the Billboard 200 chart and also landed at No. 2 on the U.K. Albums chart. In fact, the halfway point of the tour will essentially mark the one-year anniversary of the album.
"Lightning Bolt" sold 166,000 copies in its first week and was the fifth Pearl Jam album to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200. It spawned two moderately successful singles in "Mind Your Manners" and "Sirens" and was well-received by critics, many of whom said the project marked a welcome return to the band's old sound.
Still Jammin' (Created July 26, 2013)
Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with the debut album "Ten." Now, more than two decades later and with an estimated 60 million records sold worldwide, the group has outlasted many of its contemporaries from the early 90's. With nine studio albums to date (and counting), the group broadened its musical range with every release thanks to Eddie Vedder's steady leadership and ability to block out the noise and just make music.
So what helped Pearl Jam make that connection to fans? What's the secret behind their longevity? It may have something to do with nights like Friday, July 19 (2013), when "An Evening With Pearl Jam" at Wrigley Field became a marathon night of songs that stretched until 2am. Though that ultimately included a nearly three-hour rain delay, there was also about three hours of new music – including never-before-heard-songs "Mind Your Manners," "Lightning Bolt" and "Future Days."
It is "Lightning Bolt" that will serve as the title track to the just-announced, long-awaited new album from the band. It will arrive on October 15 in the U.S. (October 14 internationally), though a full tracklist has not yet been released. It will be the band's first studio effort since 2009's "Backspacer," which went all the way to No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.
A tour to support "Lightning Bolt" will run from October 11 through December 6. That announcement was the culmination of a mysterious countdown clock on Pearl Jam's website that had been running for a week. The two-part trek begins in Pittsburgh, PA before wrapping in Seattle. Tickets for all of the concerts go on sale to the public on July 27 at 10 a.m. (EST).
In addition to their work with Pearl Jam, the band's individual members have also been busy with other projects. Stone Gossard released his second solo album, "Moonlander," on June 25. Drummer Matt Cameron, who toured with his other band Soundgarden this winter, also has an album called "Drumgasm" due out Aug. 27.
Sound the 'Sirens' - Pearl Jam Announces U.S. Tour
Grunge kings Pearl Jam will spend their collective summers in Europe, but they have just announced plans for a short United States to take place this October. The shows will kick off on October 1 at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, OH, and then move through St. Louis, MO; Austin, TX (twice, for the…Read more
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date city state venue 10/26/2014 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/25/2014 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/22/2014 Denver CO Pepsi Center 10/20/2014 Milwaukee WI BMO Harris Bradley Center 10/19/2014 Saint Paul MN Xcel Energy Center 10/17/2014 Moline IL i wireless Center 10/16/2014 Detroit MI Joe Louis Arena 10/14/2014 Memphis TN FedExForum 10/10/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/10/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/09/2014 Lincoln NE Pinnacle Bank Arena 10/08/2014 Tulsa OK BOK Center 10/03/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/03/2014 St. Louis MO Scottrade Center 10/03/2014 Austin TX Zilker Park 10/01/2014 Cincinnati OH US Bank Arena 07/11/2014 Milton Keynes ?? The National Bowl 07/09/2014 Milton Keynes ?? The National Bowl 07/08/2014 Leeds W York First Direct Arena 07/05/2014 Werchter Vbr Werchter Park 07/03/2014 Werchter Vbr Werchter Park 06/29/2014 Oslo 03 Telenor Arena 06/28/2014 Solna AB Friends Arena 06/26/2014 Berlin Berlin Wuhlheide Stadium 06/25/2014 Vienna 9 Wiener Stadthalle 06/22/2014 Trieste Stadio Nereo Rocco 06/20/2014 Milan Lom San Siro 06/17/2014 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 06/16/2014 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 05/16/2014 Seattle WA The Showbox 01/31/2014 Adelaide SA Bonython Park
Pearl Jam Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 12/06/2013 Seattle WA Key Arena 12/04/2013 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 12/02/2013 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 11/30/2013 Spokane WA Spokane Arena 11/29/2013 Portland OR Moda Center 11/26/2013 Oakland CA Oracle Arena 11/24/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Sports Arena 11/23/2013 Los Angeles CA Los Angeles Sports Arena 11/21/2013 San Diego CA Viejas Arena 11/19/2013 Glendale AZ Gila River Arena 11/16/2013 Oklahoma City OK Chesapeake Energy Arena 11/15/2013 Dallas TX American Airlines Center 11/01/2013 New Orleans LA New Orleans City Park 10/30/2013 Charlotte NC Time Warner Cable Arena 10/29/2013 Charlottesville VA John Paul Jones Arena 10/27/2013 Baltimore MD Royal Farms Arena 10/25/2013 Hartford CT XL Center 10/22/2013 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 10/21/2013 Philadelphia PA Wells Fargo Center 10/19/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 10/18/2013 Brooklyn NY Barclays Center 10/16/2013 Worcester MA DCU Center 10/15/2013 Worcester MA DCU Center 10/12/2013 Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 10/11/2013 Pittsburgh PA Consol Energy Center 07/19/2013 Chicago IL Wrigley Field 07/16/2013 London ON Budweiser Gardens 06/14/2013 Derby Derbyshire Donington Park 04/06/2013 Santiago AI Parque O'Higgins 03/04/2013 Buenos Aires B Reserva Ecologica Costanera Sur
Pearl Jam Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 09/30/2012 Missoula MT Adams Event Center 09/22/2012 Atlanta GA Piedmont Park 09/21/2012 Gulf Breeze FL Pensacola Beach 09/21/2012 Atlanta GA Piedmont Park 09/21/2012 Atlanta GA Piedmont Park 09/02/2012 Philadelphia PA Ben Franklin Parkway 09/01/2012 Philadelphia PA Ben Franklin Parkway 07/07/2012 Stockholm AB Ericsson Globe 07/04/2012 Berlin BE O2 World 06/27/2012 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome 06/27/2012 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 06/26/2012 Amsterdam A Ziggo Dome
Pearl Jam Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 11/24/2011 Mexico City Dif Foro Sol 11/06/2011 rio de janerio RJ Apoteose 11/04/2011 Sao Paulo SP Morumbi Stadium 09/25/2011 Vancouver BC Pacific Coliseum 09/23/2011 Edmonton AB Rexall Place 09/21/2011 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 09/19/2011 Saskatoon SK SaskTel Centre 09/17/2011 Winnipeg MB MTS Centre 09/15/2011 Hamilton ON FirstOntario Centre 09/14/2011 Kanata ON Canadian Tire Centre 09/12/2011 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 09/11/2011 Toronto ON Air Canada Centre 09/07/2011 Montreal QC Bell Centre 04/08/2011 Seattle WA The Showbox
Pearl Jam Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 10/23/2010 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 05/21/2010 New York NY Madison Square Garden 05/20/2010 New York NY Madison Square Garden 05/18/2010 Newark NJ Prudential Center 05/17/2010 Boston MA TD Garden 05/15/2010 Hartford CT XL Center 05/13/2010 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 05/10/2010 Buffalo NY First Niagara Center 05/09/2010 Cleveland OH Quicken Loans Arena 05/07/2010 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 05/06/2010 Columbus OH Nationwide Arena 05/04/2010 St. Louis MO Scottrade Center 05/03/2010 Kansas City MO Sprint Center
Pearl Jam Tour Dates 2009
date city state venue 10/31/2009 Philadelphia PA Wachovia Spectrum 10/30/2009 Philadelphia PA Wachovia Spectrum 10/28/2009 Philadelphia PA Wachovia Spectrum 10/27/2009 Philadelphia PA Wachovia Spectrum 10/09/2009 San Diego CA Viejas Arena 10/07/2009 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 10/06/2009 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 10/01/2009 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 09/30/2009 Universal City CA Gibson Amphitheatre 09/28/2009 Salt Lake City UT The E Center Of West Valley City 09/26/2009 Ridgefield WA Clark County Amphitheater 09/25/2009 Vancouver BC General Motors Place (Canada Hockey Place) 09/22/2009 Seattle WA Key Arena 09/21/2009 Seattle WA Key Arena 08/24/2009 Chicago IL United Center 08/23/2009 Chicago IL United Center