Pearl Jam Tour News
The Grammy-winning band announced a 16-date North American tour to accompany their “Gigaton” album. The tour will kick off in Toronto on March 18 and will come to a close in Oakland, California on April 19.
“Making this record was a long journey,” guitarist Mike McCready said in a statement. “It was emotionally dark and confusing at times, but also an exciting and experimental road map to musical redemption. Collaborating with my bandmates on Gigaton ultimately gave me greater love, awareness and knowledge of the need for human connection in these times.”
Pearl Jam 2020 Tour Dates
March 18: Toronto, Canada @ Scotiabank Arena
March 20: Ottawa, Canada @ Canadian Tire Centre
March 22: Quebec City, Canada @ Videotron Centre
March 24: Hamilton, Canada @ FirstOntario Centre
March 28: Baltimore @ Royal Farms Arena
March 30: New York: Madison Square Garden
April 2: Nashville @ Bridgestone Arena
April 4: St. Louis @ Enterprise Center
April 6: Oklahoma City @ Chesapeake Energy Arena
April 9: Denver @ Pepsi Center
April 11: Phoenix @ Gila River Arena
April 13: San Diego @ Viejas Arena
April 15 and 16: Los Angeles @ The Forum
April 18 and 19: Oakland, California @ Oakland Arena.
More About Pearl Jam
Pearl Jam band’s 2020 lineup consists of founding members Eddie Vedder (lead vocals, guitar), Mike McCready (lead guitar), Stone Gossard (rhythm guitar) and Jeff Ament (bass) as well as drummer Matt Cameron, who joined in 1998. Keyboardist Boom Gaspar has also been a session/touring member with the band since 2002. Drummers Jack Irons, Dave Krusen, Matt Chamberlain and Dave Abbruzzese are former members of the band.
The band had sold nearly 32 million albums in the United States by 2012, and by 2018, they had sold more than 85 million albums worldwide. Pearl Jam outsold many of its contemporary alternative rock bands from the early 1990s, and is considered one of the most influential bands of the decade. AllMusic editor Stephen Thomas Erlewine referred to Pearl Jam as “the most popular American rock & roll band of the ’90s”. Pearl Jam was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 7, 2017, in its first year of eligibility. They were ranked at no. 8 in a reader poll by Rolling Stone magazine in its “Top Ten Live Acts of All Time” issue.
Formed after the demise of Gossard and Ament’s previous band, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam broke into the mainstream with its debut album, Ten, in 1991. One of the key bands in the grunge movement of the early 1990s, its members often shunned popular music industry practices such as making music videos or giving interviews. The band also sued Ticketmaster, claiming it had monopolized the concert-ticket market. In 2006, Rolling Stone described the band as having “spent much of the past decade deliberately tearing apart their own fame.”