Thursday, September 1, 2011

VIDEO: 20 days of Pearl Jam - Day 1

Pearl Jam have launched a “20 Days of Pearl Jam Countdown” leading up to the release of the "Pearl Jam Twenty" film and soundtrack on September 20.

“Pearl Jam Twenty” as billed as the definitive portrait of the band as told by Academy Award-winning filmmaker and music journalist Cameron Crowe.

“Pearl Jam Twenty” chronicles the years leading up to the band’s formation, the chaos that ensued soon-after being catapulted into superstardom, their step back from the spotlight with the instinct of self-preservation, and the creation of a trusted circle that would surround them—giving way to a work culture that would sustain them. The film celebrates the freedom that allows the band to make music without losing themselves, their fans, or the music lovers they’d always been.

The documentary gives fans and audiences an intimate first glimpse into Pearl Jam’s journey culled from more than 1,200 hours of rarely and never-before-seen footage, over 24 hours of recent interviews with the band, as well as live footage.

Pearl Jam will debut “Pearl Jam Twenty” at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday, September 10; on September 20, the soundtrack is released and the film goes worldwide in select theaters for one night only.

“Pearl Jam Twenty” starts a full week run in key markets on September 23; the film has its U.S. television premiere on October 21 at 9 p.m. (ET/PT), as part of the prestigious PBS “American Masters” series, airing during the first-ever PBS Arts Fall Festival; the film will be released on DVD on October 25.

For Day 1 of the PJ20 countdown, the band offers up the premiere of "Better Man" live from Madison Square Garden and a contest to win a copy of PJ20.

Full PJ Countdown details are here.

Pearl Jam Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam – Better Man

Madison Square Garden – New York, NY – May 21, 2010

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