2011 marks the 20th anniversary of Pearl Jam, one of the most influential bands of the 1990s. To celebrate, the band has announced a Canadian tour – with special guests Mudhoney – for September of this year:
*September 7 Montreal, QC Bell Centre
September 11/12 Toronto, ON Air Canada Centre
September 14 Ottawa, ON Scotiabank Place
September 15 Hamilton, ON Copps Coliseum
September 17 Winnipeg, MB MTS Centre
September 19 Saskatoon, SK Credit Union Centre
September 21 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
September 23 Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
September 25 Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
Tickets are $69.50 plus applicable service charges, with $2 from every ticket sold to be donated to the Vitalogy Foundation, which grants funds to non-profit organizations chosen personally by the members of Pearl Jam.
In addition, Consequence Of Sound is reporting that the band will be holding a two day festival in the U.S. on September 3rd and 4th at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI. Other artists scheduled to perform include The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney and more.
In 2005, Pearl Jam toured Canada extensively, performing in seventeen cities nationwide. The band cemented a special relationship with their Canadian fans, selling out arenas coast to coast.
2011 will be a yearlong celebration of Pearl Jam’s rich twenty-year history. The band kicked off the year with the release of a new live compilation album, Live on Ten Legs, followed by expanded reissues of Vs. and Vitalogy in March.
In addition to this Canadian tour, September brings Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary weekend concert to Alpine Valley followed by the debut of Cameron Crowe’s film, Pearl Jam Twenty, accompanied by the release of a book and soundtrack album. Interspersed between these PJ20 highlights will be a number of special events.
For more information on Pearl Jam, http://www.pearljam.com.