Photo courtesy of The Sky I Scrape
When a band announces a headlining slot at a major summer festival, a full tour is usually in the works. That’s now officially the case with Bonnaroo headliner Pearl Jam. Eddie Vedder and co. will embark on an East Coast tour sandwiching their stay in Manchester, TN with dates from Florida to Massachusetts. The 10-date tour will include a two-night stay at Madison Square Garden. It will be their first time playing the Garden in five years.
A Pearl Jam tour should be a welcome addition to the summer schedule of any serious concert goer; I know it is for me. For my money, their live show is worth every penny and is on-par with the best in the business. Plus, they’re continuing their strong taste in opening acts (recent openers include My Morning Jacket and Sleater-Kinney). This June they’ll be bringing Kings of Leon and Ted Leo and the Pharmacists along for the ride.
Pearl Jam 2008 Tour Dates
(advanced ticket sale dates in parenthesis):
JUN 11 West Palm, FL Cruzan Amp. (Mar-24 at 9am PDT) #
JUN 12 Tampa, FL St. Pete Forum (Mar-24 at 11am PDT) #
JUN 12-15 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo
JUN 16 Columbia, SC Colonial Ctr. (Mar-24 at 1pm PDT) #
JUN 17 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Amp. (Mar-25 at 9am PDT) #
JUN 19 Camden, NJ Susquehanna (Mar-25 at 11am PDT) !
JUN 22 Washington, DC Verizon Center (Mar-25 at 1pm PDT) !
JUN 24 New York City, NY MSG Arena (Mar-26 at 9am PDT) !
JUN 25 New York City, NY MSG Arena (Mar-26 at 11am PDT) !
JUN 27 Hartford, CT Dodge Amp. (Mar-27 at 9am PDT) !
JUN 30 Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center (Mar-27 at 11am PDT) !
# – w/ Kings of Leon supporting
! – w/ Ted Leo and the Pharmacists supporting