Pearl Jam Announce ‘PJ20′ 20th Anniversary Festival Details
The long awaited details for ‘PJ20,’ the massive celebration of Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary are now officially “present tense,” with today's release of both the lineup and location for the highly anticipated event. Pearl Jam and a slew of special guests will descend on Alpine Valley, Wis. over Labor Day Weekend on September 3 and 4 for two days of music that will be the launching pad for a subsequent 10 date tour of Canada.
The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney, Liam Finn and Glen Hansard will all join Pearl Jam for the weekend event, with additional artists to be announced. Tickets will go on sale initially to members of the band’s 'Ten Club’ fan club beginning on May 23, with additional tickets going on sale to the general public on June 4. Two dollars of every ticket sold will go to Vitalogy, a foundation which grants funds to non-profit organizations personally chosen by Pearl Jam.
The event details are the latest happenings in what is shaping up to be a very busy year for Pearl Jam. Even though they’ve largely been off the road, the band has been busy releasing expanded reissues of both 'Vs.' and 'Vitalogy,' and also working with longtime PJ friend Cameron Crowe to finalize work on ‘Pearl Jam Twenty,’ a documentary due out in September that recounts the history of Pearl Jam to date. You can watch the documentary trailer below.
Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder is readying the release of a new solo album called ‘Ukulele Songs,’ and recently revealed that Pearl Jam is already working on their next studio album. Talking with Greg Kot of the Chicago Tribune, Vedder said “We’re just past the embryonic stages of songwriting for the next album, and it seems to be going quick. But whether we put something out this year I just don’t know, because we’re doing all the hindsight stuff this year.”
Pearl Jam Tour Dates for ‘PJ20’ and Canada
09/03 & 09/04 – Alpine Valley, Wis. (PJ20)
09/07 – Montreal, Quebec
09/11 & 09/12 – Toronto, Ontario
09/14 – Ottawa, Ontario
09/15 – Hamilton, Ontario
09/17 – Winnipeg, Manitoba
09/19 – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
09/21 – Calgary, Alberta
09/23 – Edmonton, Alberta
09/25 – Vancouver, British Columbia
Watch the trailer for 'Pearl Jam Twenty'