Saturday, March 13, 2010

Break Out The Flannel!! Pearl Jam Announces U.S. Tour!!

Finally...after an absence of a whole year (I was having withdrawals) Pearl Jam announced a tour yesterday that will encompass most of the Eastern 1/2 of the U.S. before heading off on a European tour.

As one of (virtually only) band I would actually pay to see in concert at this point, Pearl Jam puts on a consistently top notch show. Pulling from now nine studio albums and scores of cover songs, b-sides and one-offs, literally EVERY show is different with set lists that change every night and no pre-rehearsed conversations with the crowd. I have been to well over 100 concerts in my lifetime and seen nearly every major rock band in America over the past 20 years. No one connects with its audience and creates a feeling of "oneness" with its fans better than PJ.

Not one to clobber you over the top with fancy light shows and big production numbers PJ is just truly the last great American rock band in existence. Even if you are just a casual fan, you owe it to yourself to see them at least once in your lifetime. When, some 15-20 years from now, your kids are looking through your "record" collection and see that copy of "Ten" and begin delving further into the Pearl Jam catalog asking if you ever saw them you can say that yes, you were there and saw the last best hope of American rock and roll...

A note about the schedule...the TBD show on 5/18 will obviously be a second date in Boston. No town comes out to support PJ like Boston does. I'll be there both nights. Join me.





May 3rd

Kansas City, MO

Sprint Center

March 15, 9am PDT

May 4th

St. Louis, MO

Scottrade Center

March 15, 11am PDT

May 6th

Columbus, OH

Nationwide Arena

March 15, 1pm PDT

May 7th

Noblesville, IN

Verizon Wireless Music Center

March 15, 3pm PDT

May 9th

Cleveland, OH

Quicken Loans Arena

March 17, 9am PDT

May 10th

Buffalo, NY

HSBC Arena

March 17, 11am PDT

May 13th

Bristow, VA

Jiffy Lube Live

March 17, 1pm PDT

May 15th

Hartford, CT

XL Center

March 17, 3pm PDT

May 17th

Boston, MA

TD Garden

March 16, 9am PDT

May 18th




May 20th

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

March 16, 12pm PDT

May 21st

New York, NY

Madison Square Garden

March 16, 3pm PDT

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