This Labor Day weekend Pearl Jam will kick off 20 years of rockin’ and rollin’ with a huge celebration. The band will open the ceremonies with their only U.S. show date for 2011. September 3rd and 4th of this year Pearl Jam will perform at the Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI. During this only show in the U.S. for 2011, fellow musicians Mudhoney, Glen Hansard, Liam Finn, The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Joseph Arthur, John Doe and a special guest will make a performance.
Subsequent to the U.S. show the rock group will cover a ten date Canadian tour. The dates for the Canadian tour are September 7, 2011 through September 25, 2011. Among the cities Pearl Jam will attend embody Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
Furthermore, the band in league with music journalist, filmmaker Cameron Crowe, will be releasing the film ‘Pearl Jam 20’ along with a book and cohesive soundtrack. The film ‘Pearl Jam 20’ spans twenty years of footage never seen. Over 1,200 hours of rare film including 24 hours of recent interviews and live footage. The award winning director Cameron Crowe captures the essence of the rock group in ‘Pearl Jam 20’.
Sony Music/ Columbia Records will bring the ‘PJ20‘ soundtrack out with the films release. Crowe selected the track listing for the soundtrack having them flow in tandem.
The book is written by veteran music journalist Jonathan Cohen and Mark Wilkerson. Documenting Pearl Jam’s past 20 years in the rock and roll business and is artisticly pleasing. Cameron Crowe creates the forward and offers additional interviews with-in the ‘PJ20’ book.
These additions will be released sometime this fall during the bands tour dates. More on ‘Pearl Jam 20′ s’, book, film and soundtrack will be public in upcoming weeks.
Ticket sells for the U.S. show at Alpine Valley begin Monday May 23, 2011 for the Ten Club and Saturday June 4, 2011 for the general public.
Special tickets for Canadian members of the Pearl Jam’s Ten Club go on sale Tuesday May 24, 2011. For the general public in Canada ticket sales will be Friday May 27, 2011, except in Montreal where they go on sale Saturday May 28, 2011.
Canadian Tour Dates:
7- Sep Montreal Bell Centre
11- Sep Toronto Air Canada Centre
12- Sep Toronto Air Canada Centre
14- Sep Ottawa Scotiabank Place
15- Sep Hamilton Copps Coliseum
17- Sep Winnipeg MTS Centre
19- Sep Saskatoon Credit Union Centre
21- Sep Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome
23- Sep Edmonton Rexall Place
25- Sep Vancouver Pacific Coliseum
NOTE: $2 from every ticket sold will be donated to the Vitalogy Foundation
Remember.. Rhythm Rotates the Earth
By Shawn Murphy