PJ headlines the Chicago Cubs' Ballpark on July 19 and Ontario's Budweiser Gardens on July 16. Fall dates to be announced.
Pearl Jam will headline famed Chicago Cubs baseball park Wrigley Field on July 19 and London, Ontario's Budweiser Gardens on July 16, the band announced Wednesday (January 23) via its website PearlJam.com. The pair of shows are each billed as "An Evening With Pearl Jam" and feature no opening act. PearlJam.com also noted that U.S. concert dates for the fall "will be announced in the coming months."
The July Wrigley date marks the veteran Seattle band's first time playing the historic ballpark, which, in its occasional use as a music venue, has notably hosted concerts by Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen and Dave Matthews Band in recent years. Tickets for both Pearl Jam's Chicago show and the Canadian date go on sale February 9 via Tickets.com and Budweisergardens.com, respectively.
The Pearl Jam show at Wrigley follows a long history between the band's frontman Eddie Vedder, a Chicago native and longtime Cubs fan, and the team and park. Vedder performed at Wrigley as the surprise special guest of Bruce Springsteen in September. In addition to having been invited to Wrigley to sing "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" during Cubs home games five times, the singer has also been on the field during practice with the team over the years, and has thrown out the first pitch.