Pearl Jam Launch 20th Anniversary Festival, Tour
Seattle icons Pearl Jam have led a storied legacy throughout the last two decades; enough so to entice famed director Cameron Crowe while also justifying a self-hosted music festival.
As announced on their website last week, the band will host a festival over Labor Day Weekend in East Troy, Wisconsin. An enticing friends-only lineup has been assembled, including Queens of the Stone Age, The Strokes, Mudhoney, Joseph Arthur, Liam Finn, the Swell Season’s Glen Hansard and John Doe of legendary L.A. punk outfit X.
The festival will be held at East Troy’s Alpine Valley Music Theater on September 3-4, Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets are now available.
Meanwhile, Cameron Crowe has confirmed his film documenting the band’s existence, entitled Pearl Jam Twenty. Crowe also lent his words on the band for the foreward of Mark Wilkerson and Jonathan Cohen’s upcoming book on the Seattle rock group. The book is of the same title, set to be published by Simon & Schuster.
The documentary is set for an October 21st premiere on PBS, following potentially limited theater showings in select cities in the weeks preceding its release.
Fall Tour Dates
09/03/11 East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
09/07/11 Montreal, Quebec – Bell Centre
09/11/12 Toronto, Ontario – Air Canada Centre
09/14/11 Ottawa, Ontario – Scotiabank Place
09/15/11 Hamilton, Ontario – Copps Coliseum
09/17/11 Winnipeg, Manitoba – MTS Centre
09/19/11 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan – Credit Union Centre
09/21/11 Calgary, Alberta – Scotiabank Saddledome
09/23/11 Edmonton, Alberta – Rexall Place
09/25/11 Vancouver, British Columbia – Pacific Coliseum