Pearl Jam Plots Fall European Tour
Pearl Jam's first European tour in six years will kick off Aug. 23 in Dublin and run through Sept. 30 in Athens.Pearl Jam's first European tour in six years will kick off Aug. 23 in Dublin and run through Sept. 30 in Athens. As previously reported, the band will also headline the U.K.'s Leeds Festival on Aug. 25 and its accompanying Reading Festival two days later. More dates are expected.
The European jaunt will be followed by a November tour of Australia, with support from rock act Kings Of Leon. It comes in support of Pearl Jam's self-titled eighth album, due May 2 via J. First single "World Wide Suicide" is No. 2 this week on Billboard's Modern Rock chart and No. 3 on the Mainstream Rock tally.
"We've actually rehearsed more for this tour than we've ever rehearsed in our lives," bassist Jeff Ament recently told Billboard.com, adding that fans can expect some long-buried rarities to reappear in the set lists.
"We did go through the first three or four records to see what we hadn't played in awhile," he says. "We marked everything, so we'll try to go through all that stuff at least a couple of times. It'd be great to play some of that stuff we hadn't played in seven or eight years."
The North American portion of the Pearl Jam tour begins May 9 in Toronto.
Here are Pearl Jam's European tour dates:
Aug. 23: Dublin (the Point)
Aug. 25: Leeds, England (Leeds Festival)
Aug. 27: Reading, England (Reading Festival)
Aug. 29: Arnhem, Holland (Gelredome)
Aug. 30: Antwerp (Sportpaleis)
Sept. 1: Barcelona (Badalona)
Sept. 2: Vitoria, Spain (Azkena Rock Festival)
Sept. 4-5: Lisbon (Atlantico Pavilion)
Sept. 9: Marseille, France (Le Dome)
Sept. 11: Paris (Bercy)
Sept. 13: Bern, Switzerland (Arena)
Sept. 14: Bologna, Italy (Palamalguti)
Sept. 16: Verona, Italy (Arena)
Sept. 17: Milan (Forum)
Sept. 19: Torino, Italy (Palaisozaki)
Sept. 20: Pistoia, Italy (Duomo Square)
Sept. 22: Prague (Sazka Arena)
Sept. 23: Berlin (Wuhlheide)
Sept. 25: Vienna (Stadthalle)
Sept. 26: Zagreb, Croatia (Dom Sportova)
Sept. 30: Athens (Oaka Arena)