There isn't a ton of new information here, so I wasn't in a hurry to post it and ruin the fun everyone was having with getting tour tickets. Now, we have a few hours to relax. Here is what we did learn. Pearl Jam Twenty is being released by Abramorama, the distributor who handled the recent Foo Fighters documentary. The movie will release in September, followed by the PBS airing and a DVD release in October.
Told in big themes and bold colors with blistering sound, Pearl Jam Twenty chronicles the years leading up to the band’s formation, the chaos that ensued soon-after being catapulted into superstardom, their step back from the spotlight with the instinct of self-preservation, and the creation of a trusted circle that would surround them—giving way to a work culture that would sustain them. The film celebrates the freedom that allows the band to make music without losing themselves, their fans, or the music lovers they’d always been.
“When I set out to make this film, my mission was to assemble the best-of-the best from Pearl Jam’s past and present and give audiences a visceral feeling of what it is to love music and to feel it deeply—to be inside the journey of a band that has carved their own path,” said Cameron Crowe. “There is only one band of their generation for which a film like this could even be made, and I’m honored to be the one given the opportunity to make it.”