SEATTLE – In celebration of the band’s twenty-year anniversary, Pearl Jam will host and headline a Labor Day weekend concert celebration at Alpine Valley Music Theatre in East Troy, WI on September 3rd and 4th, followed by a ten-date Canadian tour. In addition to these live shows, the band will release a Cameron Crowe-directed film, Pearl Jam Twenty, which captures the band’s journey over its twenty years, along with an accompanying book and soundtrack album this fall.
More information on Pearl Jam’s live dates and each release follows:
PEARL JAM LABOR DAY ANNIVERSARY WEEKEND CONCERT AT ALPINE VALLEY
Serving as the band’s only U.S. shows of 2011, Pearl Jam’s Labor Day anniversary weekend concert at Alpine Valley (September 3rd and 4th) will include performances by fellow artists and friends including The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney, John Doe, Joseph Arthur, Glen Hansard, Liam Finn and special guests to be announced.
Tickets go on sale starting Monday, May 23rd for the Ten Club and Saturday, June 4th for the general public.
Detailed information on Pearl Jam’s Labor Day anniversary weekend concert weekend at http://www.pj20.com.
PEARL JAM CANADIAN TOUR
Pearl Jam will tour Canada from September 7th through 25th — hitting Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa, Hamilton, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.
Tickets for Pearl Jam’s Canadian tour go on sale Friday, May 27th, with the exception of the Montreal concert, which goes on sale Saturday, May 28th.
A special ticket pre-sale for members of Pearl Jam’s Ten Club begins Tuesday, May 24th. More information at http://www.pearljam.com.
Pearl Jam Canadian Tour Dates, Cities and On Sale Information:
Date City Venue On Sale Date / Time
7 – Sep Montreal Bell Centre May 28 / 12:00pm local
11-Sep Toronto Air Canada Centre May 27 / 10:00am local
12-Sep Toronto Air Canada Centre May 27 / 10:00am local
14-Sep Ottawa Scotiabank Place May 27 / 10:00am local
15-Sep Hamilton Copps Coliseum May 27 / 10:00am local
17-Sep Winnipeg MTS Centre May 27 / 10:00am local
19-Sep Saskatoon Credit Union Centre May 27 / 10:00am local
21-Sep Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome May 27 / 10:00am local
23-Sep Edmonton Rexall Place May 27 / 10:00am local
25-Sep Vancouver Pacific Coliseum May 27 / 10:00am local
NOTE: $2 from every ticket sold to Pearl Jam’s Labor Day anniversary weekend concert and Canadian tour will be donated to Vitalogy Foundation, which grants funds to non-profit organizations chosen personally by the members of Pearl Jam.
PEARL JAM TWENTY FILM BY CAMERON CROWE
Carved from over 1,200 hours of rarely and never-before-seen footage, plus 24 hours of recently shot interview and live footage, Pearl Jam Twenty is the definitive portrait of Pearl Jam as told by award-winning director and music journalist, Cameron Crowe.
PEARL JAM TWENTY SOUNDTRACK
Columbia Records/Sony Music will release the Pearl Jam Twenty soundtrack in conjunction with the film’s theatrical release. Cameron Crowe selected the track listing for the soundtrack — making the album a true companion piece to the film.
PEARL JAM TWENTY BOOK
Published by Simon & Schuster in the U.S. and Canada and Atlantic Books in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, the Pearl Jam Twenty book is an aesthetically stunning, definitive chronicle of the band’s past two decades. The book was compiled and written by veteran music journalist and current “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” music booker, Jonathan Cohen, with Mark Wilkerson (author of “Who Are You: The Life of Pete Townshend”), designed by Pearl Jam in-house designer Regan Hagar (also the drummer for Brad and Satchel), with a foreword by Cameron Crowe.
More information on the Pearl Jam Twenty film, book and soundtrack will be announced in the coming weeks.
2011 is a yearlong celebration of Pearl Jam’s twenty-year history. The band started off the year with the release of a new live compilation album, Live on Ten Legs, followed by the expanded reissues of Vs. and Vitalogy in March. Things kick into high gear in September with the Alpine Valley Labor Day anniversary weekend concert, followed by the release of Cameron Crowe’s film, Pearl Jam Twenty, with accompanying book and soundtrack album. For the latest Pearl Jam happenings, visit http://www.pearljam.com.