Pearl Jam Announcement

“I just wanna scream HELLO!!! My god it’s been so long, never dreamed you’d return…”

Looks like the rumors are true and Pearl Jam will be heading out on the road after the summer comes to a close. Here’s the announcement as I heard it on PJ Radio:

Pearl Jam will be celebrating their 20th Anniversary with a Labor Day Weekend (which happens to be my birthday) festival in Alpine Valley, WI, followed by a 10-date Canada tour.

The festival will be Pearl Jam’s only US performance in 2011 (sad face) and will feature The Strokes, Queens Of The Stone Age, Mudhoney, and John Doe (and more?).

Information will posted on the PJ20 website (which is currently down).

Edit – Here’s the official announcement:

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 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 www.pearljam.com.

Pearl Jam Canadian Tour Dates, Cities and On Sale Information:

DATE CITY VENUE ON SALE DATE/TIME
 Sept 7 Montreal Bell Centre May 28 / 12:00pm local
 Sept 11 Toronto Air Canada Centre May 27 / 10:00am local
 Sept 12  Toronto  Air Canada Centre May 27 / 10:00am local
 Sept 14 Ottawa Scotiabank Place May 27 / 10:00am local
 Sept 15 Hamilton Copps Coliseum May 27 / 10:00am local
 Sept 17 Winnipeg MTS Centre May 27 / 10:00am local
 Sept 19 Saskatoon Credit Union Centre May 27 / 10:00am local
 Sept 21 Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome May 27 / 10:00am local
 Sept 23 Edmonton Rexall Place May 27 / 10:00am local
 Sept 25 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.

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