Pearl Jam and Mudhoney in Vancouver 2011

Monday, May 16th, 2011 — 9:18am PST
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One of the most influential bands of the 1990s, Pearl Jam is celebrating its 20th anniversary by (among other things) heading out on a Canadian tour this summer. If that’s not enough to get Pearl Jam fanatics and grunge lovers excited, they will also be touring with special guests (and musical pioneers), Mudhoney.

Source: Pearl Jam on Flickr

Montreal, September 7th
Toronto, September 11th and 12th
Ottawa, September 14th
Hamilton, September 15th
Winnipeg, September 17th
Saskataoon, September 19th
Calgary, September 21st
Edmonton, September 23rd
Vancouver, September 25th

Bob Mackin from the 24 Hours tweeted this morning that September 25th is two years to the day of Pearl Jam’s last show in Vancouver.

You can secure your seat for $69.50 plus applicable service charges, with $2 from every ticket sold to be donated to the Vitalogy Foundation, which grants funds to non-profit organizations chosen personally by the members of Pearl Jam. According to the tour press release, Pearl Jam’s 20th anniversary will tour will be followed by the debut of Cameron Crowe’s film, Pearl Jam Twenty, accompanied by the release of a book and soundtrack album.

Tickets go on sale May 27th at 10:00am local time and you’ll be able to find more information on the Pearl Jam website.

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  1. Art says:

    This is my favourite of all your blogs posts ever!

  2. Dave O says:

    One point, it’s Mudhoney who were the influential band. Pearl Jam were on the tail end of the musical epoch later called “grunge” and while successful and endearing were hardly influencers to the scene.

    Briefly, it was Mark Arm and Steve Turner’s band Green River (which also included members Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard who later went on to Pearl Jam after Mother Love Bone) along with pals, The Melvins (also featured Mudhoney’s Matt Lukin) who paved the rock highway from old logging towns like Aberdeen then Olympia then Seattle… and taught young Kurt Cobain how to make the super fuzz noise.

    Pearl Jam were relatively late to the game and formed as a new project after the demise of MLB’s singer. While they kept their cred by (trying to) stick it to Ticketmaster, PJ were a major label stadium mainstream success rather than sell-out-proof artists like Mudhoney who constantly dig things their way and turned down major label money (note: singer Mark Arm is the shipping clerk at Subpop HQ to this day).

    I’ll be going for sure but wanted to point out the brilliance of Mudhoney who never really got (nor sought) the credit they deserve. I’ve seen them a dozen times over the years and they are unbelievable to witness.

  3. Rob says:

    Dave O. -> Brilliant post, so well said. Mark Arm was a cornerstone of 80/90’s Seattle music.

  4. Lindsey says:

    I can’t wait!!!! love love love Pearl Jam.

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