Monday, May 16, 2011

Pearl Jam announce 20th Anniversary festival and Canadian tour

Pearl Jam have finally released details of their 20th Anniversary live celebrations.

Pearl Jam will host and headline a Labor Day weekend concert celebration at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI on September 3rd and 4th, followed by a ten-date Canadian tour.

Serving as the band's only U.S. shows of 2011, Pearl Jam's Labor Day anniversary weekend concert at Alpine Valley (September 3rd and 4th) will include performances by fellow artists and friends, including The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney, John Doe, Joseph Arthur, Glen Hansard, Liam Finn and special guests to be announced.

Tickets go on sale starting Monday, May 23rd for the Ten Club and Saturday, June 4th for the general public.

More info on the event can be found here.

Following the Labor Day fest, Pearl Jam will do a 3-week tour of Canada.

Tickets for Pearl Jam's Canadian tour go on sale Friday, May 27th, with the exception of the Montreal concert, which goes on sale Saturday, May 28th.

A special ticket pre-sale for members of Pearl Jam's Ten Club begins Tuesday, May 24th.

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2011 Canadian Tour

Sep 07 - Montreal - Bell Centre
Sep 11 – Toronto - Air Canada Centre
Sep 12 - Toronto - Air Canada Centre
Sep 14 - Ottawa - Scotiabank Place
Sep 15 – Hamilton - Copps Coliseum
Sep 17 - Winnipeg - MTS Centre
Sep 19 - Saskatoon - Credit Union Centre
Sep 21 - Calgary - Scotiabank Saddledome
Sep 23 - Edmonton - Rexall Place
Sep 25 - Vancouver - Pacific Coliseum

$2 from every ticket sold to Pearl Jam's Labor Day anniversary weekend concert and Canadian tour will be donated to the Vitalogy Foundation, which grants funds to non-profit organizations chosen personally by the members of Pearl Jam.

2011 is a yearlong celebration of Pearl Jam’s twenty-year history. The band started off the year with the release of a new live compilation album, “Live on Ten Legs,” followed by the expanded reissues of “Vs.” and “Vitalogy” in March. Things kick into high gear in September with the Alpine Valley Labor Day anniversary weekend concert and Canadian tour, followed by the release of Cameron Crowe’s film, Pearl Jam Twenty, with accompanying book and soundtrack album.

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Pearl Jam – Do The Evolution
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