Thursday, August 3, 2017

VIDEO: Pearl Jam preview Wrigley Field concert film Let's Play Two

photo: Karen Loria / Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam are streaming the first video preview of their upcoming concert film, “Let’s Play Two.”

The project captures footage from the final two shows of the band’s 2016 North American tour at Wrigley Field in Chicago, IL last August.

“The first time you walk into Wrigley Field,” says frontman and lifelong Chicago Cubs fan Eddie Vedder in the trailer, “it’s like stepping into Oz.”

The film’s title pays tribute to the late Cubs great Ernie Banks, who shared his love of the game with his legendary catchphrase: “It’s a beautiful day for a ballgame…let’s play two!”

The Wrigley Field dates delivered lengthy 30-plus song sets to fans, with Vedder making headlines when he dedicated a song on night one to Gord Downie and The Tragically Hip – who were performing a farewell Canadian tour at the time following news that the rocker had been diagnosed with terminal brain cancer – before having a raucous male audience member ejected for harassing a female fan during the second show.

Few details have been unveiled to date about “Let’s Play Two”, which is being billed as “coming soon” with a link to the film’s website here.

Pearl Jam were inducted into the 2017 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame at New York’s Barclays Center on April 7.

While the Seattle rockers have been off the road this year, Vedder has played solo dates in the US and Europe in recent months; the singer will join Pete Townshend for his Classic Quadrophenia stage show when it hits Chicago’s Rosemont Theatre on September 13 alongside fellow guests Billy Idol, Alfie Boe, the Chicagoland Pops Orchestra and the Chicago Children’s Choir.

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