Five or Six Pearl Jam News Stories Crammed Together
It’s been twenty years since Ten. Pearl Jam, who have been world-famous just about as long as they’ve been a band, are celebrating their twentieth goddamn year together. You are old, and so am I.
Oh well, at least Pearl Jam are taking that news in the proper spirit. 2011 will essentially be a year-long celebration of the band’s music and endurance. For starters, Pearl Jam are throwing their own festival at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, Wisconsin on September 3rd and 4th. The festival will feature performances from The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney, Liam Finn, Glen Hansard, Joseph Arthur, John Doe, and some guests yet to be announced, as well as a headlining performance from the band. Ten Club members can buy tickets starting May 23rd, whereas the general public must wait until June 4th.
And there’s more. A lot more. Pearl Jam’s twenty year career will be documented in Pearl Jam Twenty. What’s Pearl Jam Twenty, you ask? A book? A movie? An album? Yes, it is all of those things. In movie form, Pearl Jam Twenty is a Cameron Crowe-directed documentary compiled out of over 12oo hours of rare PJ footage. Crowe even hand-picked the accompanying soundtrack, which will be released by Columbia Records/Sony Music in conjunction with the film’s release.
Then there’s the book. Pearl Jam Twenty, written by Jonathan Cohen and Mark Wilkerson and featuring a foreword from Cameron Crowe, is being published by Simon & Schuster in the U.S. and Canada (Atlantic Books handles publishing in the U.K., New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa). I haven’t even mentioned the live album PJ released this year (Live on Ten Legs), nor the expanded reissues of Vs. and Vitalogy in March.
Oh, and there are Canadian tour dates. Check them out below along with a brief trailer for the Pearl Jam Twenty movie.
09-03-04 East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
09-07 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
09-11-12 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
09-14 Ottawa, Ontario – Scotiabank Place
09-15 Hamilton, Ontario – Copps Coliseum
09-17 Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTS Centre
09-19 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Credit Union Centre
09-21 Calgary, Alberta – Scotiabank Saddledome
09-23 Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
09-25 Vancouver, British Columbia – Pacific Coliseum