Pearl Jam Rolls The Dice In Atlantic City
Sleater-Kinney, which previously toured with Pearl Jam in 2003, will open both shows, tickets for which go on sale July 9.Pearl Jam will cap a slate of fall tour dates with a Sept. 30-Oct. 1 stand at the 3,700-capacity Borgata in Atlantic City, N.J. Sleater-Kinney, which previously toured with Pearl Jam in 2003, will open both shows, tickets for which go on sale July 9.
The Atlantic City stand will come at the end of Pearl Jam's three-week tour of Canada, which kicks off Sept. 2 in Vancouver and will close Sept. 25 in St. John's, Newfoundland. The band will also open a Sept. 28 show for the Rolling Stones in Pittsburgh.
Sources tell Billboard.com Pearl Jam is still in the studio working on its eighth studio album, which will be released either late this year or in early 2006 via J Records.
In April, guitarist Mike McCready told Billboard.com the quintet had "about 20-25" songs in the mix, comprising "some ballads and some pretty harder stuff, and some Who-ish type-stuff." Pearl Jam is expected to unveil some of this material during the fall run.