Opened in 1914, Wrigley Field in Chicago is one of the last classic American ballparks. Pearl Jam are one of the greatest and most important rock bands of the modern era. So what do you get when these two cultural touchstones from different eras collide? The fastest concert sellout in the venue's history, that's what.
On their first three albums, Pearl Jam sounded like a band that had something to prove. More than that, they sounded like they wanted to conquer the world. When they got around to their fourth LP, 1996’s ‘No Code,’ they were global stars who had helped lead thoughtful, punk-inspired rock into the mainstream, so they began turning away from whatever obligations they felt they owed fans. By the time they started recording ‘Yield,’ their fifth album, they were no longer making records for their fans – they were making records for themselves.
Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder will join Roger Waters to perform the Pink Floyd classic 'Comfortably Numb' at the 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy relief concert set to take place tonight Madison Square Garden in New York City, Waters revealed during an appearance last night on 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.' Vedder, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl and Coldplay's Chris Martin were added to the concert's lineup late last month, joining a star-studded bill that also includes everybody from Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen to Kanye West and the Who.
In a way, Pearl Jam’s 1994 album ‘Vitalogy’ is a companion piece to the preceding year’s ‘Vs.’ Both records mark evolutionary milestones in the band’s career, they both mix commercially compelling alt-rock with nods to their punk and experimental ancestors and they both play to fans’ expectations while also defying them. More than that, though, they sound like they belong together.
Pearl Jam’s seventh album, ‘Riot Act,’ sounds like a midlife crisis. It’s messy, complicated, a little ornery and defiant in its right to roam. Following 2000’s ‘Binaural,’ another tricky record, and its massive world tour, the band took a yearlong break before reconvening with a set of songs partly informed by the events of 9/11.
Pearl Jam have announced the launch of their latest collection of official bootlegs, a new line called the 'Instant Classic' series. The first of such gigs offered from the series is PJ's only 2012 headlining performance, a Sept. 30 show in Missoula, Mont., which they performed in support of Democratic Senator Jon Tester's ultimately successful reelection campaign.