Friday, July 31, 2009

Australia Dates, New Zealand to Follow?

Still no official annoucement from Pearl Jam, but Ticketek has announced three dates for which they will be selling tickets.

Pearl Jam will be returning to Australia for the first time in 3 years, bringing with them their old touring mates, Ben Harper and Relentless7 and Liam Finn.

Pearl Jam is one of the most influential live bands of the modern era. Beginning with their iconic debut album, 'Ten', in 1991 and continuing through to today, the quintet have consistently combined the perfect amalgam of punk aesthetics with anthemic, classic rock sounds, and in the process have created one of the most respected catalogues in rock history. For the past 18 years, Pearl Jam has remained a relevant cultural and political force, having completed countless international tours and selling over 60 million records worldwide.

It's been 3 years since Pearl Jam last toured Australia and New Zealand and their Australian fans clearly haven't forgotten them with two songs appearing in Triple J's recent Hottest 100 of All Time list ('Alive' at No. 24 and 'Better Man' at No. 39).

Tuesday 17 November - Adelaide Oval
Sunday 22 November - Sydney Football Stadium
Wednesday 25 November - QSAC Stadium Brisbane

Will there also be New Zealand dates?  GrungeReport seems to think it will be AMI Stadium in Christchurch at some point in November.

The discussion continues here.