Two N.Y. Gigs Among Pearl Jam's 'Favorite' Boots

Two performances at New York's Jones Beach Amphitheater last August are among the six concerts Pearl Jam has deemed as "highlights" of the first batch of its authorized North American tour bootlegs. T

Two performances at New York's Jones Beach Amphitheater last August are among the six concerts Pearl Jam has deemed as "highlights" of the first batch of its authorized North American tour bootlegs. The other outstanding shows, which are marked with a special "ape man" logo on the CD packaging, are: Atlanta (8/7/2000); Tampa, Fla. (8/12/2000); Columbus, Ohio (8/21/2000); and Boston (8/29/2000).

As first reported here, the initial 23 shows will be available Jan. 30 through the online component of the band's Ten Club, and at retail via Epic on Feb. 27. Twenty-five shows from Pearl Jam's summer tour of Europe were released in October; five titles set a chart record by simultaneously debuting on The Billboard 200.

The Aug. 24 Jones Beach performance was broadcast regionally by radio station WXRK (K-Rock) while the Aug. 25 concert sported an uncommon seven songs from Pearl Jam's "No Code" album, the most cuts from the set played at a single show since late 1996. The Tampa concert is highlighted by live rarities such as "Garden" and "Tremor Christ," while the Boston show sports 29 songs, including the infrequently played "Mankind" and lead singer Eddie Vedder's solo rendition of "Little Steven" Van Zandt's "I Am A Patriot."
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