Pearl Jam will head out on a 24-date North American tour this fall that begins in October and runs through early December, the band announced today (July 8) as the culmination of the mysterious PearlJam.com countdown clock that’s been running for the past week.
The group begins the two-part trek in Pittsburgh, Penn. on October 11 and will play arenas across the continent before wrapping up in their hometown of Seattle on December 6 (see below for a full list of the tour dates). Tickets for all of the concerts will go on sale to the public on July 27 at 10 a.m. local time. The PearlJam.com onsale for members of the group’s fan club begins today.
The fall tour announcement comes as fans await news about Pearl Jam’s next album, which guitarist Stone Gossard told Billboard in May was “almost done,” adding that the band were “crossing our T’s and dotting our I’s.” The upcoming 10th studio album, for which neither a title nor a release date has yet been announced, will be the follow up to 2009’s “Backspacer,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200. After the tour was revealed today, the PearlJam.com coundown clock reset, showing a new countdown which is set to end on Thursdays, July 11 at noon P.T.
Pearl Jam also today posted a brief concert montage video clip to its YouTube channel to accompany the tour announcement which features instrumental snippets of unidentified music.
Meanwhile, Pearl Jam is set to perform at the Chicago Cubs’ Wrigley Field on July 19, after an arena gig on July 16 at London, Ontario’s Budweiser Gardens. The Wrigley date will feature Pearl Jam without any opening act. With all tickets gone in minutes, the show was reportedly the fastest concert sell-out in the famed baseball park’s history. As previously reported, the band is also set to headline one day of November’s Voodoo Music Experience in New Orleans.
In addition to their work with PJ, the band’s individual members have also been busy so far this year on other projects. Gossard released his second solo album, “Moonlander,” on June 25. Drummer Matt Cameron, who toured with his other band Soundgarden this winter, has an album called “Drumgasm” alongside Wild Flag’s Janet Weiss and Death Grips’ Zach Hill coming Aug. 27.
Here are Pearl Jam’s Fall 2013 Tour Dates:
Oct. 11: Pittsburgh (Consol Energy Center)
Oct. 12: Buffalo, N.Y. (First Niagara Center)
Oct. 15: Worcester, Mass (DCU Center)
Oct. 18: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
Oct. 19: Brooklyn, N.Y. (Barclays Center)
Oct. 21: Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center)
Oct. 22: Philadelphia (Wells Fargo Center)
Oct. 25: Hartford, Conn. (XL Center)
Oct. 27: Baltimore, Md. (1st Mariner Arena)
Oct. 29: Charlottesville, Va. (John Paul Jones Arena)?
Oct. 30: Charlotte, N.C. (Time Warner Cable Arena)
Nov. 1-3 *: New Orleans (Voodoo Music + Arts Experience)
Nov. 15: Dallas (American Airlines Arena)
Nov. 16: Oklahoma City (Chesapeake Energy Arena)
Nov. 19: Phoenix (Jobing.com Arena)
Nov. 21: San Diego (Viejas Arena)
Nov. 23: Los Angeles (Sports Arena)
Nov. 24: Los Angeles (Sports Arena)
Nov. 26: Oakland, Calif. (Oracle Arena)
Nov. 29: Portland, Ore . (Rose Garden Arena)
Nov. 30: Spokane, Wash. (Spokane Arena)
Dec. 2: Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Scotiabank Saddledome)
Dec. 4: Vancouver, B.C. , Canada (Rogers Arena)
Dec. 6: Seattle (Key Arena)
* Pearl Jam will headline Voodoo on one of these dates, to be announced.