April 13, 2007 |
Pearl Jam will play what is scheduled to be the band's only U.S. concert of the year in August, topping a bill of more than 120 acts at Lollapalooza 2007, festival officials announced Thursday. The event will take place Aug. 3 to 5, once again in Chicago's Grant Park. Info: www.lollapalooza.com.
April 30, 2006 |
ON a typically blustery spring Seattle afternoon, Eddie Vedder sits in a blue vinyl booth at West Seattle's Easy Street Records and Cafe, catching up with the owner. The small shop is a favorite hangout, and Vedder is barely noticed. In this beachy district where many of the city's rockers -- including the 41-year-old Pearl Jam singer -- have settled and started families, everyone's equal. "It gives us protection from being swallowed up by the world," Vedder says of my hometown.
June 4, 2003 |
The big payoff came only at the end for Pearl Jam. And this was the very end, a second encore Monday night at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, stomping through Victoria Williams' brooding "Crazy Mary" and the Who's "Teenage Wasteland." Moments of intensity and greatness that only a great band can make, and which don't happen by accident.
May 31, 2003 |
Is Pearl Jam ready to go it alone? The iconic rock band's recent exit from Sony Corp.'s Epic Records makes it one of the biggest rock acts ever to become a free agent. Now that Pearl Jam has disclosed on its Web site that it has left Sony Corp.'s Epic Records, its record company for more than a decade, labels and other acts are watching closely to see the next move from the Seattle quintet.
January 27, 2003 |
Watch this week for an announcement from Pearl Jam about the on-sale dates for its upcoming North American tour, but there is already some information to pass on to fans of the band: The Southern California dates will be June 2 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Irvine and June 5 at the San Diego Sports Arena. The band plans to repeat the innovation that accompanied its trek in 2000 -- all the shows will be recorded and released as CDs.
October 19, 2000 |
The sudden roar of the crowd is so explosive that the walls of the old Allstate Arena seem to shake as hometown hero Eddie Vedder walks on stage with the rest of Pearl Jam. As he heads to the microphone, the 35-year-old singer--who spent much of his childhood in nearby Evanston, Ill.--stops to tack a sheet of paper on a piece of stage equipment so that the audience can see lettering, which reads, "Let Ralph Debate."