The countdown is over. After sending fans into a frenzy of speculation last week by posting a countdown clock on their official website, grunge heroes Pearl Jam have announced plans to hit the road for a North American tour this fall. The band -- Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron -- will play two shows this summer in London and at Chicago’s Wrigley Field before heading out for a two-month run.
The tour will kick off on Oct. 11 in Pittsburgh and wind through Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Charlotte, Dallas, Phoenix, Los Angeles and other cities before wrapping up with a hometown gig on Dec. 6 in Seattle. In between dates, the band has also scheduled a headlining appearance at the 15th annual Voodoo Music & Arts Experience in New Orleans. The exact date hasn't yet been confirmed.
Tickets for the fall tour will go on sale beginning on Saturday, July 27, at 10 a.m. local time.
As Consequence of Sound points out, there's a new countdown clock on PearlJam.com, which is set to hit zero on Thursday at noon PST. Fans are speculating that this will lead to an announcement of a new studio album, the band’s first since 2009’s “Backspacer.” Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available. In the meantime, check out a full list of tour dates below.
PEARL JAM TOUR DATES
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07/16 – London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
07/19 – Chicago, IL @ Wrigley Field
10/11 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Console Energy Center
10/12 – Buffalo, NY @ First Niagra Centre
10/15 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
10/18 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/19 – Brooklyn, NY @ Barclays Center
10/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
10/22 – Philadelphia, PA @ Wells Fargo Center
10/25 – Hartford, CT @ XL Center
10/27 – Baltimore, MD @ 1st Mariner Arena
10/29 – Charlottesville, VA @ John Paul Jones Arena
10/30 – Charlotte, NC @ Time Warner Cable Arena
11/01-03 – New Orleans, LA @ Voodoo Experience
11/15 – Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Arena
11/16 – Oaklahoma City, OK @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
11/19 – Phoenix, AZ @ Jobing.com Arena
11/21 – San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena
11/23 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena
11/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Sports Arena
11/26 – Oakland, CA @ Oracle Arena
11/29 – Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
11/30 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
12/02 – Calgary, AB @ Scotiabank Saddledome
12/04 – Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
12/06 – Seattle, WA @ Key Arena