By Johnny Firecloud at 12:06 PM Saturday, May 14th 2011
With Pearl Jam‘s 20th anniversary upon us, the PJ world has seen a barrage of reissues, a planned Cameron Crowe film on the band’s journey thus far (watch a teaser clip here), news of new album sessions with producer Brendan O’Brien, solo projects up the wazoo and more. The big, beautiful cherry on top has been a topic of intense speculation in recent months, as band members have hinted at a flyaway weekend fest at an undetermined location that would feature the Seattle grunge survivors as well as some beloved musical friends. Finally, we have official confirmation of the details.
Pearl Jam will cap their 20th anniversary celebration with a weekend music festival of their very own making over Sept. 3 and 4, featuring The Strokes, Queens of the Stone Age, Mudhoney, Liam Finn, Glen Hansard and more special guests to be announced.
The event will take place in Alpine Valley, WI over Labor Day weekend, followed by a ten-date Canadian tour (dates below). As for the festival ticket info, the fanclub presale will happen on Monday, May 23 at 10am Pacific. General public on-sale will follow on Saturday, June 4. Tickets are said to cost $89 for reserved seats, $50 lawn, plus parking and service fees. Fan club ticket-pair prices are as follows:
Reserved/GA Weekend Package- A Pair of Reserved Seats for one night and a Pair of GA tickets for the other night. $334/weekend
General Admission Weekend Package- A Pair of GA lawn seats for both nights. $252/weekend
Single day tickets will not be available through Ten Club. Fans will have the option to buy Priority Fan Club reserved shed seats and access to a 10c exclusive fenced off lawn area (one night reserved and one night general admission), with exclusive access to Ten Club Park: Shaded grassy area with amenities. Various travel package options will be available as well.
Visit Pj20.com for full details on PJ20 Fan Club tickets, special offers, current line up info and more.
Pearl Jam Canadian Tour Dates, Cities and On Sale Information:
Date City Venue On Sale
7 – Sep Montreal Bell Centre May 28
11-Sep Toronto Air Canada Centre May 27
12-Sep Toronto Air Canada Centre May 27
14-Sep Ottawa Scotiabank Place May 27
15-Sep Hamilton Copps Coliseum May 27
17-Sep Winnipeg MTS Centre May 27
19-Sep Saskatoon Credit Union Centre May 27
21-Sep Calgary Scotiabank Saddledome May 27
23-Sep Edmonton Rexall Place May 27
25-Sep Vancouver Pacific Coliseum May 27
After lead guitarist Mike McCready possibly leaked the location of the weekend fest in an April 6 interview on SiriusXM, referencing where his hero Stevie Ray Vaughan was killed in a helicopter crash (Alpine Valley), fan speculation went into supercharged overdrive. Many bought plane tickets and reserved hotels far in advance of the official announcement, because, well, Pearl Jam fans are some intensely devoted motherfuckers. Looks like their persistence paid off.
Time to start growing that mustache…