Pearl Jam have announced a new mini tour of the East Coast and Midwestern United States for May. The first and only time I’ve seen Pearl Jam was at the Boston Garden in 1994, about a week after Kurt Cobain’s death. There was a general feeling of sadness, with lots of candles on the stage and Eddie Vedder had talked about the loss of Cobain.
If you haven’t had the chance to see Pearl Jam live, you should really try to see them at least once. They are one of the few bands that can really pull off a good live show these days. Whether or not I go will depend on ticket prices as I’ve spent way too much money on shows already this year, but I just might have to find a way for this one, perhaps by selling my body to science fiction or something.
Band of Horses are opening (I refuse to link to them because I’m still not over the whole trying to play over Jane’s Addiction crap that they pulled at Lollapalooza), except for the Madison Square Garden shows, where the Black Keys are the openers.
Dates announced so far are:
5.03 – Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
5.04 – St. Louis, MO – Scottrade Center
5.06 – Columbus, OH – Nationwide Arena
5.07 – Noblesville, IN – Verizon Wireless Music Center
5.09 – Cleveland, OH – Quicken Loans Arena
5.10 – Buffalo, NY – HSBC Arena
5.13 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live
5.15 – Hartford, CT – XL Center
5.17 – Boston, MA – TD Garden
5.18 – TBD – TBD
5.20 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden w/ The Black Keys
5.21 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Pearl Jam’s “Ten Club” ticket pre-sales start Mon. March 15 at 12pm and public on sales will begin Fri. March 19 at Ticketmaster.com.