Pearl Jam has just rolled out nine late-summer tour dates. The band will play double nights in St. Paul, Chicago, Fort Worth, and Austin. As of now, Indianapolis is the only city to featured the band performing a single show. There's been no word yet as to whether the band will be adding more dates to the run.
Inhaler, led by Bono's son Elijah Hewson, will open for the band at the Chicago, Indianapolis, and Austin stops. The tour's other support acts are still TBA.
Public tickets will be available through Ticketmaster Verified Fan Registration. Verified Fan ticket registration is open now through Tuesday, April 25th at 5 p.m. PT.
Bassist Jeff Ament told us that the Pearl Jam's initial goals when they started out were decidedly modest: ["Y'know, I think we all thought, like, if we sold 50, 60,000 records, that would allow us to make a new record and, y'know, I think mostly we wanted to get out and play. Y'know, I think we wanted to be a touring band and we wanted to be better musicians and we wanted to be more powerful and tighter. And we knew in that process we'd be better songwriters, and so I think for us, y'know, at the time the focus was just to be a better band."] SOUNDCUE (:22 OC: . . . a better band)
JUST ANNOUNCED: Pearl Jam North American tour dates (subject to change):
August 31 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
September 2 – St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
September 5, 7 – Chicago, IL – United Center
September 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Music Center
September 13, 15 – Fort Worth, TX – Dickies Arena
September 18, 19 – Austin, TX – Moody Center